Remembering 9/11


How is your community planning to remember the anniversary of 9/11? Create your own classroom memorial with colorful drawings.


1. Look through local newspapers and community bulletins to find out how your community is planning to remember the anniversary of 9/11. What type of observances is planned? Who is participating?

2. What events are planned in New York City? Research information on how this community is memorializing the anniversary. What plans are being made with the World Trade Center site?

3. Use Crayola Metallic FX Crayons and Metallic Colored Pencils to write a memorial slogan like "Remembering 9/11" across a piece of construction paper. Add patriotic symbols such as a flag, national emblems, stars or an eagle.

4. Display the memorial drawings on a bulletin board as a school observance of 9/11 or find an area in your community to hang your work.

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.


  • The One World Trade Center memorial is currently under construction with an estimated completion in 2013. How will the completed memorial look? Make a drawing.
  • September 11 offers a time to reflect on how this event in history has changed our country and the world. Interview your parents or other adults. Ask them what differences they see. Create a short article to share your findings.
  • What is heroism? Many people risk their lives for our country each day. Learn more about one of these heroes and write a thank you note to them.

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crayola supplies
  • Colored Pencils
  • Metallic Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper
  • Metallic FX Crayons



  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12


  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts


  • 30 to 60 minutes
  • Multiple Sessions


  • Students practice research skills to find local 9/11 observance events.

  • Children conduct research on 9/11 memorial events in New York City and at the World Trade Center site.

  • Students create drawings as a memorial to 9/11 events.


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