Find Remembrance Day activities such as bookmarks, vocabulary, counting activity, links for teachers and parents, and books below. In Canada, people thank and honour the men and women who served in the military on Remembrance Day. It is celebrated on November 11th of each year. (American? Check out the Veteran’s Day page...)
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 Bookmarks
Give each student a Remembrance Day bookmark to color to help them remember to honour 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.
Introduce Remembrance Day Vocabulary
Introduce vocabulary with Remembrance Day children’s stories (see below for ideas)…
Remembrance Day Wreath Counting Activity
- Give each child 4 red circle stickers, one black circle sticker and a small square of card about 2 inches 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 Books for Younger Children
World War 2 story. Lenny, the main character, begins to learn the deeper meaning of courage. Ages 8 to 12