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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day games, activities, and more

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Friday's Grand Connection Thought

Our nation will soon celebrate Memorial Day. This U.S. Federal holiday falls on the last Monday of May. This year, on May 28, we'll remember the brave men and women who gave their very lives for our freedom.
How much do our grandkids really know about Memorial Day?  Have any of your relatives or friends died while defending our country? Does your grandchild know about these people?

There are lots of Memorial Day activities that we can do with our grandchildren. We may want to go to the library or surf the Internet with a grand ... and discover the history of this national holiday. We could also e-mail a grandchild links to some of the Memorial Day videos, websites, and activities (see below). We might even want to call a long distance grandchild and watch the Internet video about Memorial Day at the same time.

History of Memorial Day (video)

Memorial Day Photo Gallery
U.S. Memorial Day (website)
Memorial Day Kids Crossword Puzzle

Memorial Day Games (for the entire family)
Memorial Day Deluxe Word Search

Memorial Day Coloring Pages

Have a great weekend!

He is able,
Mary May Larmoyeux


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Anonymous said...

My sister has always taken her teenage grandchildren with her on Memorial Day to place flags on the graves of fallen grand and great-grandfathers’ graves and then to the service held for the fallen. I believe one ceremony is dropping a wreath from the bridge into the Arkansas River. The children are always pleased to be with their grandmother on this reverent day. Blessings, Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Rita, your sister has such a wonderful Memorial Day tradition! Pops and I watched the National Memorial Day Concert yesterday and it was very moving!