Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed by the member states of the Commonwealth of Nations. It is observed as a remembrance, to honour the members of armed forces who died while in the line of duty. It is usually celebrated in the 53 member states, which were previously territories of the British Empire.
Also known as Poppy Day, it has been observed since the end of the First World War. The day is not just restricted to the Commonwealth of Nations. Many non-Commonwealth countries also recognize this day as a special war remembrance day to honor those who sacrificed their lives for the greater good.
Remembrance Day Crafts And Activities:
Remembrance Day is a day to honor those who died fighting for the safety of the country. Patriotism, duty and honor are important values you must teach your kids. These fun-filled simple activities will help her imbibe these qualities and ensure that she has a brilliant time. The day also emphasizes the need for peace and love all over the world.
These remembrance day activities for children will help create more interesting crafts that depict love, respect, peace and care.
1. Hand Printed Dove For Peace:
This remembrance day activity is one of the interesting options. The unofficial symbol of peace, this Hand Printed Dove for Peace is a uniquely beautiful way of symbolizing the need for love.
You Will Need:
- A chart paper of a dark shade
- White paint and paint brush
- Green leaf or green paint
- Glue (if you are using the leaf)
- Yellow paint
- Blue paint
- Help your child paint a hand in white paint.
- Now show your child how to take the imprint on the dark colored chart paper.
- Help her use the back of the paint brush to scrape off a tiny circle at the end of the thumb. This will form the dove’s eye.
- Help her paint a beak at the end of the thumb using the white paint.
- Help your kid glue on the green leaf at the beak or make one using the paint.
- Help color the tip of the beak in yellow.
- Show your child how to spell P-E-A-C-E at the bottom of the paper.
- Help your child add some color to the dove using the blue paint dipped in sponge.
- Let your kid take control now and help her add more designs.
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2. Poppy Wreath:
The Poppy Wreath is an ideal way to honor the brave men and women who died fighting for peace. This wonderful design can be hung on the door as a mark of respect and love.
You Will Need:
A large white paper plate
- Chart paper in white
- Red and black paint and paint brush
- Paints in the shade of your country’s national flag
- Pair of safety scissors
- Sketch pen
- Help your child cut out the middle of the paper plate to create a big ring.
- Help your child draw poppies on the white chart paper.
- Now help your kid trace the poppy outlines and carefully cut them out.
- Let your child color the poppies in red and make a black circle in the center.
- Help your kid cut out a long strip of paper.
- Let your child paint this strip in the shades of the national flag.
- Show your child how to spell R-E-M-E-M-B-E-R in the center.
- Help your kid glue both ends of the paper towards the inside of the paper plate.
- Help your kid glue the poppies all over the paper plate.
- Use a cord or thread and help your kid hang it up on the door.
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3. Thank You Veterans Pin-Up:
Not only will your child learn craft, she will also learn new words. You can help your kid create this Thank You Veterans Pin-Up to be put up on the fridge.
You Will Need:
- A big chart paper
- Chart papers in shades of army fatigues like olive green and brown
- Chart papers in shades of your country’s national flag
- Peach colored chart paper
- Black sketch pen
- Safety scissors
- Sketch pens
- Blank sheets from notebooks
- Help your kid cut out circles and moons from the peach colored chart paper. The circles will form the face and the moons will form the hair of the female soldiers.
- Help your kid cut out small hand shapes for each soldier.
- Help your kid cut out army helmets from the olive green chart paper.
- Help your kid cut out smaller pieces from the blue and peach paper. Proceed to show her how to stick them on the hat.
- Help your kid draw eyes, nose and mouth on the faces.
- Now help your kid glue the hat on the face.
- Help your kid draw the belt of the helmets using black sketch pens.
- Help your kid color the moons using black sketch pain to make hair.
- Help your kid glue these next to the female soldier faces.
- Now help your kid glue on the hands.
- Help your kid make a Thank You message using the shades of your country’s national flag.
- You can add a sheet of notebook paper under each soldier and ask your child to write words that are synonymous with soldiers.
- Help teach words like strong, brave, hero, love, peace, kind, care and the like.
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If you have a veteran in your family, these crafts will be a great way for your child to show them respect. These remembrance day crafts for children will also help them understand more about war and peace and know the difference between the two. Using words like peace and love will help create a positive environment for your child.
Moms, do tell us which of these remembrance day crafts your child loved the most!
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