We are so fortunate to live in a country that’s not war-torn. Peace is something we can take for granted.
Remembrance Day is an important occasion to commemorate and explore with our children. It is a time when we honour those who have served and are serving in the military. It’s a time to remember and thank those who sacrificed their lives for the luxuries and freedoms we have today.
I decided to put together a list of activities which you could explore with your elementary-aged homeschooler. Feel free to pick and choose from this list and build your own unit study for Remembrance Day.Check out this list of Veterans Day & Remembrance Day activities for #homeschoolers. #hs Click To Tweet
Encourage your child to write out one of the following poems:
Your child can write the poems on regular loose leaf paper or they can be printed on special notebooking pages.
Remembrance Day (a Charlie Brown clip)
Singing is a wonderful way to commemorate this occasion.
There are a variety of crafts you can make with your children too. Here are some of my favourites:
Painting Poppy Flowers With Balloons | Ruffles and Rainboots
Poppy Pinwheel Flowers | Mum in the Madhouse
Painted Coffee Filter Poppies | Happy Hooligans
Poppy Wreath | Craft Caravan
Torn Poppy Craft | Housing a Forest
Melted Wax Poppies | Mum in the Madhouse
Poppy Art Paintings | Mrs. Landry’s Website
Poppy Field Printing | YouTube video lesson by wecreate lessons
Investigate if your city is hosting any commemorative ceremonies and plan to attend.
Watch a Remembrance Day / Veterans Day ceremony on television.
Visit a war memorial in your city.
Investigate one of these online war memorials / resources:
- Virtual tour of the Memorial Chamber in Ottawa
- The National WWI Memorial & Museum
- Explore the gallery of Veteran’s Week posters
Scroll through this fascinating interactive infographic:
It’s your turn. How do you explore Remembrance Day / Veterans Day with your homeschooler? Please tell us about it in the comment section below, and then share this post with your homeschool communities.