Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday is approaching soon. As a parent, I feel it is important that my children understand what the day is about and why we commemorate it. We were lucky enough to have purchased two of the Ceramic Poppies created for the Blood Swept Lands and Sea of Red memorial in 2014 and this is always a talking point for the kids. Poppies are a symbol for war veterans and those that died in the war, as well as loved ones left behind. It also forms part of a big fund raising event – the Poppy Appeal. Not only does it raise money for veterans and families alike, but it also serves as a way to bring the country together in remembrance. If you do do any of the Remembrance Day Activities shared here today, please DO also remember to make a donation.
In Canada and the US Remembrance Day is always on November the 11th. In the UK both the 11th and Remembrance Sunday are observed, with Remembrance Sunday being the first Sunday after the 11th Nov. Anzac day is in April. Poppies as a symbol of the day are most common in the UK, Canada and Australia.
UK Remembrance Sunday 2017 is on the 12th November.
WHY the Poppies are such an iconic symbol?
The Poppy is a symbol or remembrance and hope! Watch this excellent little video explaining what why the poppy is so significant!
Here is a set of Remembrance Day Activities to do the Kids.
The majority are indeed Poppy Crafts. If you do make some Poppy Crafts, please do remember to still donate to the charity and help current veterans.
Frist – Poppy Crafts for Preschoolers
Beautiful Poppy Suncatchers (includes free poppy template)
Next – Remembrance Day Activities for kids
Easy Poppy Bowl (this makes a great gift idea to0)
Poppy Wreath (with cupcake liners, egg cartons and painting)
Plastic Bottle Poppies (clever)
Poppy Cookies (great for fund raising cake sale)
Simple Poppy Art (that can also be turned into a wreath)
Finally – Poppy Crafts for Big Kids
Beautiful Tissue Paper Poppies
Giant Tissue Paper Poppy (no detailed instructions)
Beautiful Stylish Poppy Wreath (Pinterest only – I have looked EVERYWHERE for the original/ instructions, but can’t find it, but it really is lovely and worthy to be seen!)