Anzac Day Craft Ideas To Help Children Learn

Anzac Day art, craft, books 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 my family attends the dawn Anzac Day service to remember those who fought so bravely for the freedom of our country. Last year we joined in with the Driveway Dawn Service, as did many people across the country who stood outside to commemorate Anzac Day. As well as the Dawn Service, other ways we can keep the Anzacs in our minds and teach our children the importance of all that they did for us is with some Anzac Day art, craft, books and cooking activities.Anzac Day Craft Ideas for children

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.

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.

My Nan's Anzac Biscuit Recipe

Find more Anzac Biscuit and slice recipes here.

Books about Anzac Day

Books that tell the stories about the men, women and animals who were at war are a great way for children to learn and gain understanding about Anzac Day. There should be all sort of titles, ranging from picture books to stories for older readers available at your local library or bookstore.

  Find books about Anzac Day here.

Anzac Day Books for children

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.

  Find this DIY Recycled Plastic Bottle Poppy Craft tutorial here.

plastic drink bottle poppy Anzac Day craft

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 Craft Idea

Anzac Day Egg Carton Poppies – Anzac Day in Australia is celebrated and remembered in many different ways. An easy way to share and open a discussion about this day with children is to make red poppies. These egg carton ones are easy to make and you could use them in a number of ways.

  Find this Anzac Day Egg Carton Poppies tutorial here.

Anzac Day Craft idea. Egg carton poppies

Handmade Poppy Wreath – This clever poppy wreath is a clever combination of cupcake cases, buttons and a little cardboard. This is so effective and it looks like it would be a lot of fun to make!

  Find this Remembrance Day Poppy Wreath tutorial here.

Poppy Wreath craft idea

Anzac Day Poppies – This simple craft of paper plate Anzac Day poppies, would be great for younger children is to make.

  Find this Anzac Day Poppy Plate tutorial here.

Anzac Day paper plate poppies

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.

Anzac Day Remembrance Day word search

Australia Flag – a cut and paste puzzle activity using the Australia Flag.

  Find this free Australia Flag printable here.

Anzac Day flag puzzle for kids

Felt Red Poppies – A tutorial for simple no-sew felt poppies that the kids could create.

  Find this Remembrance Day Red Poppy tutorial here

No sew red poppie Anzac Day craftRemembrance Poppy Prints – A fun and eye-catching poppy print made with fruit and poppy seeds.

  Find this Remembrance Poppy Print tutorial here.

Poppy print made with potatoes

Anzac Day Colouring Page #1, available here.

Anzac Day Colouring Page 1

Anzac Day Colouring Page #2, available here.

Anzac Day Colouring Page 2


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Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me April 23, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Love this so much – have shared as I’m sure lots of parents will appreciate these ways to open up the discussion about Anzac Day x

Kat - The Organised Housewife April 23, 2015 - 11:21 AM

Ooh thank you so much Emily.:) It is greatly appreciated.:) There are so really lovely ideas x

Kate Lloyd April 25, 2015 - 11:10 AM

What a wonderful collection of ANZAC Day crafts for kids. Thank you for including one of ours.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 27, 2015 - 8:50 AM

My pleasure! I thought they were just lovely.:)

Nisha Morton April 23, 2020 - 6:56 PM

Thanks a lot

jenny June 13, 2020 - 7:28 AM

a little help please with the hand made poppies, how do you glue to a pin ? I am doing this for a group of 6 to 8 year olds and not sure how they would do that part ?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 16, 2020 - 10:53 AM

Jenny I would recommend a glue gun – but if you’re wanting the children to be able to do this unassisted, perhaps try adhesive fabric tape? Best of luck! Kat x

SmartBox April 23, 2021 - 9:31 AM

Gotta start ’em young! I love the way how you encourage your kids to commemorate Anzac Day and to celebrate those who fought for the freedom of our country. You are an awesome mum Katrina! I love everything you shared here, arts, crafts and most especially the Anzac Day biscuits recipe!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 30, 2021 - 3:54 PM

Thank you!


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