Veteran’s Day Kids’ Activities

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November 11th marks Veteran’s Day. This U.S. holiday is a special time to celebrate, recognize and give thanks to the brave men and women who served in our armed forces. Whether you have a family member who is a vet or not, you can still honor those in the armed services. How can kids celebrate Veteran’s Day? Check out these child-friendly activities for this national holiday!

Write a Letter

Help your child to handwrite a note to an active-duty member of the military who is stationed overseas. Better yet, give your little artist a piece of paper, markers and crayons and ask her to draw a card. She can pen a patriotic picture on the front and express her thanks in the center of the greeting.

Make a Flag

Show your pride for America with a felt flag craft. Start with a piece of white craft felt (use an 8×10-inch sheet). Cut pieces of red felt to add as stripes. Make a rectangle from a blue piece. Now your child is ready to puzzle together the pieces. Make a movable felt board (the pieces will temporarily stick together), or create a permanent hold with glue. Add star stickers to the blue felt to complete the craft!

Read a Book

If you have a young child, chances are that he doesn’t know what Veteran’s Day is. Pad your explanation with a children’s book on the subject. Try reading Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein and Aaron Anderson, H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet by Devin Scillian and Victor Juhasz or Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin and Bryan Langdo.