Free Preschool Activites

Remembrance Day /
Veterans Day


Every year, on November the 11th our nation celebrates Veterans Day. We celebrate and thank our veterans who have giving their lives in the name of our freedom.
At 11h11, the Nations gather for a moment of silence and prayer. It is a thoughtful and powerful moment.

Poppies are worn as a symbol of Veteran's Day.
We celebrate Veteran's Day to say "Thank You" to our soldiers for the brave work they do everyday. Children love to participate in this event.

Help the children understand important holidays such as Veterans Day which honors brave men and women who have fought for our freedom.
Prepare the children a week before the celebration.
The children can prepare their own poppy and wear it on November 11th.


Veteran's Day Crafts

Make your own Poppies

Supplies:
red and green construction paper
scissors
glue

  • Cut out

    4 small hearts from the red construction paper.

  • Arranged the hearts so that all points touch in the middle to create a poppy shape.
  • Cut a small circle out of the green construction paper.
  • Connect the hearts and circle together with glue to create a poppy.
  • Wear on Remembrance / Veterans Day

    Little Poppies

    Large Poppy



    A Veteran Wreath:

    Supplies:
    white bristol paper
    scissors
    glue

  • Cut out a large wreath out of the Bristol paper.
  • Trace and cut out lots of little poppies and glue them on the large wreath.

    Veteran's Day Books

    A Poppy for Pappy: Irene Savakis

    Book: A Poppy for Pappy
    Author: Irene Savakis

    About the Author

    During these times of war, children’s books author, Irene Savakis wished to help the families of the men and women who have gone to fight for our freedom and to create much needed awareness among our younger generation.

    It is so important to make sure that young Canadians remain aware of

    Remembrance Day and the freedom the veterans have painstakingly provided for us today.


    Veterans / Remembrance Day Song

    Oh Veterans

    (to the tune of "Oh Christmas Tree")

    Oh veterans, oh veterans,
    We honor you today.
    Oh veterans, oh veterans,
    We honor you today.
    We give you thanks for all you've done,
    For standing guard o'er our nation.
    Oh veterans, oh veterans,
    We honor you today.


    In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below

    We are the dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow



    In Flanders fields.
    by Colonel John McCrae


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