Anzac Day art, craft and cooking ideas to help your children learn the importance of April 25th, as they honour the men and women who gave their lives for their country.
Each year we take our children to the dawn Anzac Day service to remember those who fought so bravely for the freedom of our country. As I am unable to attend with my kids this year due to COVID-19, there are many other ways we can keep the Anzacs in our minds and teach our children the importance of all that they did for us.
Anzac Day, 25th April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military engagement fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC which stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, was the name given to the soldiers in the forces.
This year my family will be joining in the Driveway Dawn Service, as families across the country stand at the end of their driveways, balconies or living rooms at 6am to commemorate Anzac Day. Another great way to help your children learn about this important day, is by incorporating Anzac Day art, craft and cooking ideas into their home learning routine.
Anzac Day Biscuits
One of the iconic ways in which we remember the Anzacs is with the ‘army biscuit’, more commonly known as the Anzac Biscuit. This is my Nan’s Anzac Biscuit recipe, and it’s a great one to make with the kids this Anzac Day.
Find my Nan’s Anzac Biscuits recipe here.
Anzac Day Craft Ideas
DIY Hanging Poppies – This gorgeous (and clever!) craft is created from recycled plastic bottles. The kids will have an absolute ball making these pretty poppies.
DIY Anzac Day Craft Kit – This adorable DIY kit makes a lovely little craft activity for you and your young ones. Create a paper poppy to wear as a badge, to decorate your home with or to create a wreath in memory of the Anzac soldiers.
Download this Anzac Day Printable here.
Anzac Day Poppies – Anzac Day in Australia is celebrated and remembered in many different ways. A simple way to share and open a discussion about this day with children is to make simple red poppies.
Find this Anzac Day Poppy Plate tutorial here.
Handmade Poppy Wreath – This clever poppy wreath is a clever combination of cupcake cases, buttons and a little cardboard. So effective and it looks like it would be a lot of fun to make!
Find this Remembrance Day Poppy Wreath tutorial here.
Word Search – Teach your children a little bit more about Anzac Day while they complete a fun activity like this free printable word search puzzle.
Find this free Remembrance Day Word Search printable here.
Australia Flag – a cut and paste puzzle activity using the Australia Flag.
Find this free Australia Flag printable here.
Felt Red Poppies – A tutorial for simple no-sew felt poppies that the kids could create.
Find this Remembrance Day Red Poppy tutorial here.
Find this Remembrance Poppy Print tutorial here.
Anzac Day Colour Page #1, available here.
Anzac Day Colour Page #2, available here.
HOW WILL YOUR FAMILY HONOUR ANZAC DAY THIS YEAR?
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