4 Important Days: Memorial Day, July 4th, September 11th, and Veteran's Day.
Here is the simple sheet music, the lyrics, and a picture to draw for a song called, "Memorial Day." Memorial Day is surely an opportunity to reflect upon the high price of freedom and remember, with very grateful hearts, those who sacrificed their all so that we can live in the blessing of being free.
This song is best suited for students in grades 1 through 5 and was written to be played and sung quite slowly and deliberately. The sheet music is very simple to play on the piano and contains guitar chords, as well. The song, with lyric sheet and drawing sheet, is 6 pages long.
Here is a short, sweet poem about celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends gathering and organizing a patriotic parade where everyone carries and plays a very original instrument made with creative supplies and their own hands and imaginations. Wonderfully fun!! The poem is followed by 5 questions, and an opportunity to draw a picture of the patriotic parade you'd love to have. Hopefully this poem will inspire a patriotic parade in your neighborhood.
Best for grades 1-4
Here is the sheet music, lyrics, and a picture to draw in honor of September 11, 2001. September 11, 2001 changed our country. In the midst of horrific tragedy and grief, courage, solidarity, and resolve emerged. May we never forget that day.
This gentle song celebrates the hope that is at the heart of America.
This patriotic song is well suited for all elementary aged students.
The song, with lyric sheet and drawing sheet, is 4 pages long.
Here is a Veteran's Day Activity and it is 5 pages long.
This Veteran's Day Activity includes an interview questionnaire for interviewing a Veteran, an acrostic to complete for your interviewee as a thank you gift, and an original poem to post in your classroom and/or to share with your interviewee, as well. This activity is especially well suited for 2nd through 5th graders. It encourages interaction and through that it encourages understanding.
One Arts Infusion Collaborative seeks to create original music, lyrics, and poetry that support and enhance curricular content and celebrate holiday facts, traditions, and themes.