4 Easy And Creative Remembrance Day Crafts For Kids To Make

Remembrance Day is when we honor people who died protecting our country in the First World War. Suppose you want to introduce your children to this day to help them understand its significance and recognize the bravery and courage of the soldiers who fought for the country. In that case, we have brought numerous Remembrance Day crafts for kids to try out. Duty, patriotism, and honor are important values parents must teach their children. These fun activities can help your child have a fun time while understanding the importance of the day. This day emphasizes the need to spread love and peace around the world. So, choose some activities to keep your children engaged and interested.

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Remembrance Day Crafts And Activities

Remembrance Day is a day to honor those who died fighting for the safety of the country. Their valuable sacrifice is what grants us the freedom we enjoy. In addition, patriotism, duty, and honor are important values associated with the day that you can impart to your children. These fun-filled simple activities will help her imbibe these qualities and ensure that she has a brilliant time commemorating these veterans. The day also emphasizes the need for peace and love worldwide.

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You may show a short film or give an interesting presentation to the children about the day for them to better appreciate the day and the crafts.

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 and preschoolers and kindergarten 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
  • Sponge

How To:

  • 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.

2. Poppy wreath

Poppy wreath craft

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The Poppy Wreath is an ideal way to honor the brave men and women who died fighting for peace as a memorial for their sacrifice. This wonderful design can be placed on the door or wall as a symbol of respect and love.

You Will Need:

A large white paper plate

  • Chart paper in white
  • Red and black paint and paint brush
  • Glue
  • Paints in the shade of your country’s national flag
  • Pair of safety scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Sketch pen

How To:

  • 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 as a tribute to the veterans.
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Children may use hot glue under adult supervision to speed up the process and be ready with the creation quickly.

3. Thank you veterans pin-up

Thank you veterans pin-up Remembrance Day crafts for kids

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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 as a memorial.

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
  • Glue
  • Sketch pens
  • Blank sheets from notebooks

How To:

  • 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’s faces.
  • Now help your kid glue 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.

4. Crayon resist art cards

Crayon resist art cards

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Crayon resist art can be a beautiful way to display your heartfelt message on remembrance day. It can be used to make cards or display charts.

You Will Need:

  • White chart paper or cardstock
  • Thick white crayon
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush (thick)

How To:

  • On the white chart paper or cardstock, draw outlines of doves and flowers and write a message with the white crayon. If you face problems while drawing with white on white paper, opt for an off-white or light gray colored paper.
  • Once the outlines are done, give watercolors, a palette, and a bowl of water to your child. Alternatively, you can dilute colors in an ice-cube tray and give it to your child.
  • Ask them to use diluted colors of their choice to randomly color the paper.
  • They will see the drawings and messages popping out once they cover the paper with diluted colors.
  • Use it as a card as a tribute to the veterans.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What age group is most suitable for Remembrance Day crafts?

Children of any age group can participate in making Remembrance Day crafts. However, those under ten years can make these craft items only under adult supervision, as it involves the use of scissors and glue. Children under six can also participate in these activities but can only do simple tasks such as coloring.

2. Are there any safety or supervision concerns when doing Remembrance Day crafts with children?

Ensure that the children are using only those tools suitable for their age. There needs to be adult supervision for children under the age of ten who are working with scissors and glue.

3. How can I adapt Remembrance Day crafts for children with disabilities?

Adults should guide kids with special needs. You can provide them with textured paper or tactile embellishments to work. Additionally, you can also use voice-activated devices that might guide them accordingly. Lastly, simplify the crafting procedure to suit their abilities.

Teach your children the importance of celebrating remembrance day, as it gives them an insight into the rich history and culture of their country and helps develop respect for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Observing this day is also a way to demonstrate solemnity and express gratitude for their great sacrifice. Making these remembrance day crafts will help them have a creative time and also learn about important values. These crafts are easy to make and also require minimal stationery. You can also tell them stories related to this day while making these crafts and spend some quality time with them.

Infographic: Remembrance Day Crafts For Children To Honor War Heroes

Remembrance Day gives an opportunity to celebrate the brave war heroes. So, use the crafts mentioned in the infographic below to help your child learn about the importance of this momentous occasion while doing these crafts. The infographic also includes red poppy crafts as a symbol of remembrance and hope.

creative remembrance day crafts for children (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Key Pointers

  • Remembrance Day is celebrated to honor those who died fighting in the First World War.
  • The day serves as a reminder of the importance of peace and love around the world.
  • Simple crafts suitable for children to make on this day include a hand-printed dove, a poppy wreath, and a thank-you veteran pin-up.
  • Remembrance Day crafts provide an opportunity for children to learn about their history in a creative and engaging way.
Remembrance Day Crafts for Kids_illustration

Image: Stable Diffusion/MomJunction Design Team

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Erin DeCarlo
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Erin DeCarlo is an avid crafter and greeting card business owner. Her expertise lies in creating handmade paper crafts and DIY home decor. She has sold handmade greeting cards and gifts on Etsy and in local stores over the last nine years.

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