This free printable Memorial Day word search puzzle features 20 words about the meaning and celebration of the holiday, including honor, flag, remember, salute and more.
It’s almost time to celebrate Memorial Day! While some people only look at Memorial Day as the kickoff to summer, there is a lot more meaning to the holiday than that.
What is the meaning of Memorial Day?
Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is a National Holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the United States military.
On this day we remember these armed forces members and honor them with parades, military ceremonies that can include traditions such as the playing of taps on a bugle and the placing of flags or laying of wreaths on graves, as well as family visits to the cemetery to visit the resting places of loved ones.
Printable Memorial Day Word Search Puzzle
For kids to learn a bit more about the holiday, we have this Printable Memorial Day Word Search Puzzle. It is the perfect thing to keep them busy during Memorial Day celebrations while they search.
The puzzle features 20 words related to the meaning and celebration of the holiday – like flag, America, military, parade and more. All of them can be found by searching vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
You can simply print out the puzzle on copy paper, or you can print it out, trim down the size and mount on sheets of red, white and blue construction paper.
Print out as many copies as you need! PRINT HERE.
This puzzle is perfect for the classroom or homeschool curriculum unit based on Memorial Day and can also be used as a bit of a “quiet time break” if you happen to be having a backyard BBQ on that weekend.
For more patriotic printables and activities, and to get ready for our next National Holiday, check out all of our 4th of July printables and crafts here.