Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Have you heard of our teacher planning calendar? It makes planning lessons just a bit easier by providing instructions and inspirational theme ideas. We have planning lessons for every month. This week we wanted to share our top 5 favorite lessons from our Memorial Day lesson planning calendar page.
We may be biased as an education and learning focused company, but we love bookmarks! There is something wonderful about making, collecting and using bookmarks that just makes us giddy, so it's no surprise that a bookmark would make our top 5 list. A few stars, some colored paper and our dies are all you need for this patriotic bookmark to come alive. Take a look at the lesson plan here for instructions and the list of dies we used.
Thank You Banner
This festive banner could not be more perfect for throwing a party or putting up decorations in your class. The best part is that this banner does not take a lot of time to make and can be used year after year. Take a look at the full lesson plan here.
My Hero Book
Making inspirational books in school in honor of Memorial Day has always been a classic project. It's a great idea for writing about what students learn about Memorial Day and makes for a very creative activity. In this lesson plan we take that classic project and add a beautiful red, white and blue cover, complete with illustrative die cuts. Take a look at the lesson plan here for more details.
Support Our Troops Wreath
This wreath lesson may look difficult or time consuming to make, but it is incredibly easy! All it takes is a few intentional folds and some cuts to make this circle of ribbons. Once assembled it would make a great decoration for your teacher door or can even be used as a frame for a picture. Take a look at the lesson plan here to get the full instructions.
Thank You Card
Last but not least is this good 'ol thank you card. Sending thank you cards to the troops is a great way to teach students about Memorial Day and give students a fun writing assignment. They will love decorating this card on their own and sending it to the troops with a special message. Take a look at the full tutorial here.
What fun activity ideas do you plan on doing this Memorial Day with your class?