Veteran’s Day is next month. This is a great time to teach your kids about the upcoming holiday. This day is not just another holiday and/or day off school.
Veteran’s Day celebrates the end of World War I. It’s a day that we pay tribute to all of our American veterans, living and deceased, who have served our country during war and peace times. While Memorial Day focuses on our servicemen and women who have died, Veterans Day honors them both.
Veteran’s Day Unit Study
There are many hands-on learning activities and crafts to teach your learners about Veteran’s Day.
- Simple American Flag Craft at Housing a Forest
- Pinwheel Poppies at Mum in the Madhouse
- Remembrance Day wreath at No Time for Flash Cards
- Easy soldier craft at Fantastic Fun and Learning
- Sponge-painted soldier at Mrs. Karen’s Preschool Ideas
- Handprint American flag craft at B-Inspired Mama
- Free Patriotic Headband Template at Kinder Craze
- Scrap paper poppy craft at My Crazy Simple Life
- Veteran’s Day Songs at Mrs. King’s Music Room
- 12 Ways to Help Your Child Honor Veterans at TriciaGoyer.com
Here’s a great video about the history of Veteran’s Day:
Books for a Veteran’s Day Unit:
The Poppy Lady – When American soldiers entered World War I, Moina Belle Michael, a schoolteacher from Georgia, knew she had to act. Some of the soldiers were her students and friends. Almost single-handedly, Moina worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. And she devoted the rest of her life to making sure the symbol would last forever. Thanks to her hard work, that symbol remains strong today. Author Barbara Elizabeth Walsh and artist Layne Johnson worked with experts, primary documents, and Moina’s great-nieces to better understand Moina’s determination to honor the war veterans.
Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood – An engaging rhyming picture book for readers of all ages that fosters mindfulness of and appreciation for the brave service men and women who are also our family, friends, and neighbors. These are the men and women who bravely served our great country and now humbly serve in our communities.
America’s White Table – The White Table is set in many mess halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty. Solitary and solemn, it is the table where no one will ever sit.
The Wall – A young boy and his father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Pepper’s Purple Heart: A Veteran’s Day Story – Claire and Robbie learn why we honor veterans on Veterans Day. Claire also learns responsibility after her neighbor rescues her puppy, Pepper.
FREE Patriotic Printable Pack for Grades K-3
Just in time for Veteran’s Day (but suitable for any patriotic holiday), here is a new learning pack geared toward grades K-3. Inside this free printable, you’ll find the following activities:
- graphic practice
- word search
- ABC and 123 charts
- writing pages
- and more!
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