K.I.S.S-Keep It Short & Simple-Veterans Day The Preschool Way.
Veterans Day is November 11th and it often gets lost between the Halloween and Thanksgiving Holiday.
Here are a few activities to help your preschoolers understand how we honor those who sacrifice so much to protect our country:
Talk with preschoolers about Veterans and help them understand who are veterans-soldiers, people who wear uniforms and live on military bases is the simple answer.
Make Thank you Cards & Treats– for your center parents who are veterans or local veterans home/hospital. Your center could also bake muffins or other treats for veterans (red, white and blue cake pops)
Read A Book
Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin
Hero Mom by Melinda Hardin
H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet by Devin Scillian
Veterans: Heros in Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein
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Teach Veterans Day Song or Poem
Songs for Teaching has a great list of songs to choose from.
Apples 4 the Teacher shares some poetry and rhymes
Veterans Day Coloring Sheets
Attend a Veterans Day Parade or Ceremony
Many cities and towns host Veterans Day ceremonies or parades. Check your local community calendars and social media for this events.
If you live in or near a city with a military installation, there will be a celebration for veterans in some shape, form or ceremony. You may have some veterans as parents, or grandparents that have children in your childcare center.
Remember to Thank A Veteran Today and teach our children to do the same!