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Remembrance Day Activities

Remembrance Day Activities below- bookmarks, vocabulary, counting activity, links for teachers and parents, and books. (American? Check out the Veteran's Day page...)

In Canada, people thank and honor the men and women who served in the military on Remembrance Day. It is celebrated on November 11th of each year.

Canadians wear a poppy to honour those in uniform who have served Canada's military.

They pause for one minute of silence at 11:00 a.m. on November 11 to honour those who served and died in times of war, military conflict and peace and also those who have died in service.

 

Remembrance Day Kids

Remembrance Day Bookmarks

Give each student a Remembrance Day bookmark to color to help them remember to honor those who have served in the military.

Photocopy enough sheets of bookmarks on to lightweight card for all students. Cut down the dotted lines, distribute to students for coloring.

Remembrance Day bookmarks for kids

Introduce Remembrance Day Vocabulary

For a complete list of Remembrance Day words, read here...

Introduce vocabulary with Remembrance Day children's stories (see below for ideas)...

  • bravery
  • freedom
  • honor
  • medal
  • military
  • monument
  • November
  • soldiers
  • veteran
  • victory
  • wreath
Remembrance Day Counting Craft

Remembrance Day Wreath Counting Activity

Remembrance Day wreath
  • Give each child 4 red circle stickers, one black circle sticker and a small square of card about 2inches square.
  • Have each child make a poppy by sticking their circles on to the square of card (see image)
  • Each child tapes his/her poppy onto a large donut shaped piece of card to resemble a wreath.
  • Children count red stickers as a group with teacher.
  • Record number.
  • Count black circles and record.
  • Optional - before counting have children estimate how many red and black circles they think it took to make the wreath

Remembrance Day Activity links

Remembrance Day Legion Contests

Canadian Government Remembrance Day activities page for teachers and parents

Remembrance Day Books for Younger Children

Remembrance Day (Celebrations in My World)

In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae

Lion and the Unicorn

World War 2 story. Lenny, the main character, begins to learn the deeper meaning of courage. Ages 8 to 12

Remembering: The Story of a Soldier

The story of a WWI soldier who goes to war in the Great War, and doesn't come back. Told through the eyes of young children who ask about the man in the photo on the shelf. Great Art work, hard hitting story. Perfect story to tell the origins of Remembrance and Veterans Day to young children. Ages 5 to 15.

 

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