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…
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.
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.
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).