Float a Flower Boat
Kids can honor our country's fallen soldiers by making special Memorial Day crafts. Create a float a flower boat that commemorates heroes from the US Navy who died at sea.
What You'll Need:
Small fresh flowers
Every Memorial Day, the navy floats flowers out to sea to honor soldiers who died at sea. Join the tradition by making this balloon boat and floating it away.
Draw colorful flowers with waterproof markers on a paper plate. Poke a hole in the center of the plate with a pencil.
Poke the open end of a round balloon through the hole. Blow up the balloon (from the back of the plate) until it is full. Knot the balloon.
If desired, you can also glue small fresh flowers or wildflowers onto the balloon or plate.
Make a few different balloon boats and send them off to "sea" as a beautiful, flowery thank you to the men and women who gave their lives to preserve freedom.
Collect the balloons and discard them after you are done; balloons can be harmful to wildlife.
Memorial Day is a special holiday to honor fallen soldiers who served their country. A parade is a great way to show your respect and gratitude. Continue to the next page to learn how to organize a neighborhood parade.