Veteran’s Day Activities for Kids

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Are you looking for a few fun family-friendly Veteran’s Day activities? From research reports to artsy explorations, your kiddos can learn and create on this very special holiday, Check out the easy ideas that can help your child to learn more about their country and the amazing vets who have kept it safe!

Write a Report

Your child can learn more about historical veterans during this research-packed activity. Read about vets from different U.S. wars and ask your child to choose one. Continue the research online or check out books from the local library. As your child reads, help them to take notes. Turn the notes into a book-style report. Add printed pictures or drawings your child creates.

Stage a Story-Time

Is your child too young to write their own report? They can still join in on the research–in a modified way. Select a few age-appropriate pictures books that feature notable veterans. Gather the kids together, pull up a few comfy chairs and read the books together. Ask the kiddos if they have questions and discuss who veterans are and how they’ve helped our country.

Create Art

Get patriotic on Veteran’s Day and craft flag art with your kids. Start with a plain piece of white poster board paper. Turn the board horizontally and help your child to draw a rectangle for the stars and the stripes. Use crayons, markers or tempera paints to add blue and red. Add stars with stickers or dot white paint onto the blue square to complete the craft.



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