Veterans Day The Preschool Way

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

Christian Preschool Printables

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!






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  1. These are great ways to introduce children into why we celebrate Veteran’s Day. Most adults would benefit from learning from some of these sources and it’s not just a day off.

  2. My kids always tell people that they have their very own Veteran living in the house with them. Most people assume my husband, but it’s me! I’m so glad that you’re sharing how the younger people in our lives can celebrate the Veterans of this country!

  3. There are some lovely ideas here for educating children about veterans day. I especially like the idea of teaching songs and poems. I remember lots of songs from my childhood, so I think that would be a brilliant way to engage kids on the topic.

  4. I never thought about how to celebrate this day with my little ones. Im not a veteran and I dont have many in my family either. But it still would be a great learning experience

  5. I never thought to send thank you cards to veterans before. That’s such a sweet idea. My son is only 1, so he’s a bit young to understand but I’ll certainly teach him these things when he’s older.

  6. Thank you for showing others how to educate our kiddos about our veterans! I worked with the Civil Air Patrol and different youth programs for 3 years, so I learned how important educating and respecting our country about our military/veterans is. Thank you so much!

    • Thank you, Natalie, for your work with the Civil Patrol and youth program as well. Educating our young children is our responsibility. I believe it takes a whole village! Thank you for visiting my post.

  7. It’s great to teach little kids about what veterans do. My husband is a Marine vet, so we’re actually celebrating the Marine Corps birthday today, then honoring veterans tomorrow, but our son doesn’t quite understand it all yet.

  8. You have some really great ideas here! I remember when I was little, my school would take us to a local nursing home to have lunch with veterans there and get to hear their stories.

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