5 Free Memorial Day Preschool Worksheets

Every year, on the last Monday of May, Americans across the country celebrate Memorial Day.

Teaching your preschooler about this holiday offers numerous educational and developmental benefits, ranging from understanding history to nurturing empathy.

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One of the bravest men I’ve had the privilege of knowing was my grandfather, Angel Rodriguez. He served in the army and was deployed to fight in several wars throughout his lifetime, making him a true inspiration.

Making sure my young daughters learn about him and all the other courageous men and women in our armed forces is really important to me. I want them to understand the significance of it all.

5 Free Memorial Day Preschool Printables

Memorial Day is a big deal for kids to understand because it’s all about honoring the amazing individuals who gave everything for the freedoms that we enjoy in the United States today.

Knowing that we’ve got some of these awesome people in my family, it’s important for me to teach my daughters about this special day. I’ve whipped up some fun educational activities for them to dive into as well.

Free counting flags printable (numbers 1-5)

3 Reasons To Teach Your Preschooler About Memorial Day

Why teach preschoolers about Memorial Day? Well, it’s like planting seeds of gratitude and respect early on.

Even if they might not totally get the overall importance at this stage, starting to teach them about honoring those who fought for our freedoms lays the groundwork for the following reasons:

  1. Exposing them to historical events early on can spark curiosity and lifelong interest in learning about the past. This can encourage them to explore more holidays and stories of those who came before us.
  1. It’s never too early to start teaching the value of empathy. Teaching preschoolers about Memorial Day can help them begin to empathize with the families and communities affected by the profound loss of a loved one in military service.
  1. Is your preschooler connected to someone that has served or is currently serving in the military? Get them in on Memorial Day stories to tighten family ties as they soak up tales and experiences from their own loved ones who’ve served.

Whether or not you are related to someone who personally gave their lives in service to their country, teaching kids about these special people gives them an opportunity to appreciate the values of courage, sacrifice, and unity.

2 free Memorial Day printables, an I Spy and an AB patterns worksheet

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5 Fun Preschool Memorial Day Activities

You’ll find five awesome Preschool Memorial Worksheets in this freebie. These Memorial Day printables are a great way for preschoolers to enhance  early literacy and math skills, while also giving their fine motor skills a boost.

  1. Preschool Memorial Day Printable 1: Check out this entertaining I Spy game printable! Can your kid spot all the different soldiers? This activity is perfect for enhancing those visual discrimination skills.
  1. Preschool Memorial Day Printable 2: Then try this cut-and-paste flag counting worksheet showcasing numbers 1 through 5. This activity is ideal for reinforcing number recognition and one-to-one correspondence skills!
  1. Preschool Memorial Day Printable 3: Let’s continue the counting fun with a worksheet on counting wreaths, covering numbers 6 through 10.
  1. Preschool Memorial Day Printable 4: How about exploring some engaging Memorial Day patterns? Assist your child in mastering AB patterns with this Memorial Day printable.
  1. Preschool Memorial Day Printable 5: Lastly, there’s a Memorial Day number sequencing puzzle. Simply color, cut, and paste. It assists children in ordering numbers 1 through 5.
2 Memorial Day Printables, 1 is counting wreaths (numbers 6-10) the other is an image number puzzle with kid holding a flag (numbers 1-5)

Materials Needed

Here’s a quick overview of the materials needed to use these free preschool Memorial Day printables:

These free preschool Memorial Day worksheets are meant to be printed on standard 8.5×11″ printer paper.

Common Questions

What is Memorial Day?

In short, Memorial Day is an American holiday that remembers and honors the brave men and women who died while serving in the US armed forces.

Is my preschooler too young to learn about Memorial Day?

Not at all! Just keep in mind that you have control over which aspects of the holiday you want to focus on, how much detail you want to delve into, and what you hope your child will learn from the experience.

These free resources will help you get started!

What are some other age-appropriate activities I can use to teach my preschooler about Memorial Day?

Complete a flag craft, visit your local library to find and read children’s books about Memorial Day, attend a Memorial Day parade or ceremony in your community, or help your preschooler make thank-you cards for veterans or active-duty service members.

Even More Holiday Preschool Printables!

Looking for more fun and free holiday printables for preschool? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of our other favorite holiday printables for preschool:

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All activities to be done with adult supervision.

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