Veteran’s Day is a great time to educate the kids about the history and the importance of this day. It is also the day to say “thank you” to ALL the veterans for their services and their sacrifices that they have made. So, just exactly how are you supposed to celebrate Veteran’s Day as well as educate kids? Use some of these activities to both have fun and educate the kids.
1. Teach the kids the history of Veteran’s Day by helping them construct a timeline. This timeline should be of events that led to the observance of Veteran’s Day. Get creative but don’t obstruct the timeline.
2. Have the kids interview a local veteran. Then help the kids make a newspaper with information from the interview. Print it out and make it look old. Then frame it and give it to the veteran that was interviewed. It will put a smile on the veteran’s face because someone appreciates what he has to say.
3. Have the kids draw a picture or make a collage of what Veteran’s Day means to them. The collage could be made from newspaper clippings to magazine pictures.
4. Have the kids make a “thank you” card for the veteran’s that are in your area. Then see if your local newspaper will print in the newspaper. This will be a well appreciated thank you note to your veterans that are in your area.
5. Have the kids make a poster of the men and women that are in your family and who is veterans. Then make copies of it and frame the poster for your family’s veterans.
There are so many other ways to celebrate and educate about Veteran’s Day. These ideas will surely put a smile on any veterans lips. After all, they got through to the younger generation and are appreciated for their services and sacrifices that they have made. Happy Veteran’s Day to all the veterans on AC.