Learning Objectives: 

  • Community Civics
  • Arts
  • Social Studies


  • Paper



  1. Read over the list of symbols found in many cemeteries.
  2. Choose two or three that you think are important to you.
  3. Sketch a gravestone shape- it can be any shape that you can imagine that can be carved into stone.
  4. This is not meant to be icky-this is like writing a story. The stone can be created for a friend, family member, or a pet that has passed away. What story would you create in pictures for this person or pet?
  5. Check out this awesome video about a young man who is helping his community by cleaning local gravestones!