FUN & ENGAGING Veteran's Day Activities

Happy Veteran's Day everyone!

Here are some fun-filled activities to use with your kids and/or students when teaching them about this important holiday. 
Every year I read this INCREDIBLE book about a schoolteacher who makes a difference during World War 1. 

When American soldiers entered World War I, Moina Belle Michael, a schoolteacher from Georgia, knew she had to act. Some of the soldiers were her students and friends. Almost single-handedly, Moina worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. And she devoted the rest of her life to making sure the symbol would last forever. Thanks to her hard work, that symbol remains strong today. Author Barbara Elizabeth Walsh and artist Layne Johnson worked with experts, primary documents, and Moina's great-nieces to better understand Moina's determination to honor the war veterans.

The illustrations are some of the most beautiful

I've ever seen in a book:
It's a perfect book to read for Veteran's Day

Plus I've created a FUN & ENGAGING packet to supplement your study of Veteran's Day:
It includes activities to use during and after your reading of the book - plus many other activities to use (with or without the book)
 You can snag this 25-page packet for only $3
The Poppy Lady Veteran's Day Packet

Then, inspired by my friend, Rose, from Rosie's Rambles, we made these cute little soldiers:
We did this whole-class activity to practice following directions, sequencing, and developing listening skills. 
After the kiddos "built" their soldiers, we took sponges and painted a camp pattern on their uniform.
Then we added little American flags and glued them onto Popsicle sticks that the soldiers could hold.

What are you going to do to teach your students about Veteran's Day?
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