Remembrance Day

November 4th 2021| Kevin Rhodes
November 4th 2021 |

We have scoured the internet for you to find the best ideas linked to teaching all about Remembrance Day

Our Topic Calendar is here to save you time and ensure you get the very best out of your topic teaching through cross-curricular links and engaging activities that the children will enjoy.

Ideas and Inspiration

We have put together lots of great activity ideas on our Remembrance Day Pin board but here are just a few to inspire you…

The DIY Poppy Sun catchers look gorgeous just on their own but also fabulous as a group display

These easy but creative ‘Poppy Sun Catchers’ by RedTedArt would look amazing as a full window display during the month of November. Let the light change the display as the sun moves across the sky each day, filling your classroom with a lovely remembrance hue. Super easy to create using tissue paper, these are particularly fun for early years classrooms.

These little poppy shaped cookies are light and flaky and have a refreshing lemon taste. They are buttery, melt in your mouth goodness!

For the later key stage groups, why not try baking these delicious Poppy Cookies by The Endless Meal. The recipe is simple enough, but if you are stuck for time then the cookies could be precooked before lessons then get the children to help in decorating them to take one or two home.

These simple but pretty lanterns can easily be created by getting the children to bring in old food jars then creating little cut out poppy’s to stick on the front of the jar.

Our Remembrance Day Pinboard contains so many more ideas just like this one so make sure you head there for more inspiration. Our boards are constantly updated with new ideas too so make sure you keep checking back to see what’s new.

Videos and Websites

We have added a range of videos and web links to our Pinterest Board too but here are 2 that we especially LOVE!

Poppies Animation by the BBC is a beautiful two minute video which can be used within your class to honour the two minute silence on November 11th. Whilst we understand it’s not silence, it will help introduce the children to the concept of remembrance and also tells a story within to put the day into context for the child.


We have a great range of display printables, activities and teaching aids for the topic of Remembrance Day that you can download.

Here are some of our favourites…

I hope that these examples have given you some inspiration. Let us know in the comments below how you helped your school commemorate Remembrance Day (they might be added into the topic calendar).

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