Memorial Day Craft and Writing Activities | Branches of the Military

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2nd - 4th
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A craft and flip book activity to learn about the different branches of the military and crafts to enhance any unit to show gratitude on Veterans Day, Memorial Day, remembering 9/11 and any time to honor our military. Five crafts for the price of one:

  • army combat
  • army formal
  • air force
  • marine
  • navy

Some of the hats are more complex. The easiest are the army combat, army formal and air force hats. The marine and navy caps are more difficult and may suit older students.

What's included (check out the preview for greater detail):


  • Step-by-step photographs
  • Templates to run or trace around with directions for paper to make a person
  • Hats for army combat, army formal, air force, marine and navy

Writing Prompts

  • Thank you to our servicemen and women (broken lines)
  • Scaffolded sentence stem writing prompt for thanking servicemen and women (solid lines)
  • Blank broken line writing paper with a box for illustrations
  • Solid line writing paper with a box for illustrations.


  • 5 page easy to construct flip book. Each page comes with a text version and a blank lines option for students to fill in with writing. Mix and match pages for the differing needs of your students. The pages are:
  • Cover
  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Marine Corps
  • Coast Guard

Please note, this activity is intended to be an introduction to the many services for each branch of the military. Use this as a hook to talk about all the things we have to thank our military for today and yesterday.

Small hands may need assistance with cutting! This product is not editable.

(Total of 34 pages)


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