Saturday, October 20, 2012

Veterans Day Craftivity and Freebie

I think Veterans Day is important.  I hope all of our students are given the opportunity to understand the significance of the day.

I know, it doesn't have the "charm" of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.    It's still a very important learning opportunity for our little ones.  Even our younger students can learn to appreciate that we enjoy the freedoms we do, because men and women throughout the years have made big sacrifices.

Here are some age-appropriate books that help explain Veterans Day in a way that our younger students can understand. 

Veterans Day by Jacqueline Cotton
Veterans Day by Rebecca Rissman
Veterans Day by Robin Nelson
The Wall by Eve Bunting

I have created a Veterans Day packet with fun activities and a craftivity to help students support the celebration of the day. 

The packet includes:
  • Simple facts about Veterans Day
  • Book suggestions
  • Craftivity (male and female veterans)
  • Prompt: "Veterans are... "
  • Read It, Write It, Draw It- activity sheet
  • Can, Have , Are - activity sheet
  • Can, Have, Need - activity sheet
  • What ________ Knows About Veterans Day - activity sheet 
  • Write a letter to a Veteran- activity 
  • A, B, C Order - activity sheet 
  • Four in a Row reading game 
  • Label it - activity sheet 
  • Move and Make Words - activity sheet
  • Craftivity directions and pattern pieces

Here's an activity from the packet. Click here to download this freebie.

Have a great week.
Cindy (Granny)

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. I agree this is an important holiday to teach the kids! Bless your heart & thank you so much for sharing!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized

  2. SO SO SO CUTE! I made a veteran last year and my neighbor thought it was a leprechaun! Haha
    Sharing Kindergarten

    1. That's too funny... sometimes others just do not recognize our genius.

  3. Our school does a HUGE Veteran's Day Program. Your making words activity will be great for them to create words that they recognize from the week and maybe from our program.

    Thanks for sharing!

    For the Love of First Grade

  4. I am thrilled that your school does a HUGE Veterans Day celebration. Wonderful.

  5. I love veterans day! This will be great to use.

  6. Cindy, I agree with you about the importance of Veterans Day, and not letting it become lost in the shadow of other holidays. Thanks for sharing your Making Words activity at Manic Monday.


    p.s. I'm also a grandma of three! :) It's a fun life!

  7. Thanks for the freebie. I'm always looking for good veteran's day activities that are age appropriate. I found your blog through classroom freebies. I would love it if you would come check mine out. I have a freebie today for a noun sort.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Klass

    1. I hopped right over... you blog is great. Thanks for the invite.


  8. Hi Cindy! Thanks again for the game you sent me. I gave you a shout-out in today's post.
    Take care!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  9. Thanks for the freebie, Cindy! Have you read H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet? I thought it may be a great book to share with your college students. It's a great picture book to use with intermediate students as well as the younger ones. If you,re interested, stop by my blog to read more. :)

    Read with Me ABC

    PS Love your blog cute!