Remembrance Day is an important day to explain the significance of why we wear poppies. It’s an ideal time to do some simple crafting with the children to open up some conversation about why we remember. Here are a few ideas you could try…
Epic Beach Activity
We used empty milk cartons which we decorated with poppies using permanent marker pens. We bought some simple strings of fairy lights to place underneath them and headed to the beach to set them up as the sun went down. It was the perfect way to spend some time together as a family and talk about remembrance.
Here’s how we put together our Remembrance Day Beach Activity.
Huge Beach Poppy Art
We decided to head to the beach again with our rakes and rake some poppies into the sand. It was a lovely day and the children did a fantastic job while we took time to reflect on history.
See our finished (and utterly huge!) Remembrance Day Beach Poppy Art.
Paper Poppies in a Vase
Draw and colour-in some paper poppies, cut them out and stick them to straws to make a lovely vase full.
Remembrance Day Poppy Lantern
Check out our other Milk Carton, Bottles and Jar Ideas.
Remembrance Jar Lantern
Glue some paper poppies to the outside of an empty jar to make a lantern.
Paper Poppy Wreath
Cut out some paper poppies and use sticky tape to stick them to the wall in a wreath shape.
Add a little sparkle to your poppy with some nail varnish or dust with glue and sprinkle on glitter.
Autumn Leaf Poppy
How about going out and collecting some beautifully coloured autumn leaves and making a remembrance poppy..