Being from a military family, Remembrance Day always had a special meaning when growing up; everyday visual reminders surrounded us. But as that generation of first hand experiences and stories pass away, we need to make an extra effort to remember and teach our kids to remember.
We were fortunate enough to have visited Hawaii with the kids one winter and on that trip we took the kids to Pearl Harbor. This trip affected us as adults but more importantly our kids. If you are ever in Hawaii, a visit to Pearl Harbor is a must.
It is important to remember those whom lost their lives, as well as those individuals actively serving, especially for our kids, whose exposure to war may seem like something only depicted in movies.
We’ve gathered a ten great poppy crafts you can work on with your kids as you remember November 11, 2012. We also have a few books, activities, and even baking you can do together as a sign of remembrance.
Paper Poppies, The Artist Woman
Crepe Paper Poppy Wreath, Domestic Goddesque
Heart Poppies, Kinderart
Paper Napkin Poppy, Craft Junkie
Poppy Lacing Project, DLTK’s Growing Together
Peace Dove, The Artist Woman
Paper Mosaic Poppy, My Crazy Simple Life
Tissue Paper Magnet Poppy Collage, Meaningful Mama
Sewn Felt Poppies, The Wishing Elephant
Paper Poppy Corsage, Oh Happy Day
We also have a few books, activities, and even baking you can do together as a sign of remembrance. Take the time to talk to your kids about the importance of November 11, 2012.