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.
We take our children each year to the dawn Anzac Day service to remember those who fought so bravely for the freedom of our country. When the kids were younger I incorporated arts and craft into their learning process. I have put together a few Anzac Day Craft ideas for you below:
Anzac Day Craft Ideas
DIY Anzac Day Craft Kit – This adorable DIY 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 or to create a wreath in memory of the Anzac soldiers. Download from Tinyme.
Anzac Day Poppies – Anzac Day in Australia is celebrated and remembered in many different ways. A simply way to share and open a discussion about this day with children is to make simple red poppies. Tutorial available at Laughing Kids Learn.
Word Search – you could teach your children a little bit more about Anzac Day while they complete a fun activity like this free printable word search puzzle. Free Printable available from Moms and Munchkins.
Australia Flag – a cut and paste activity using the Australia Flag. Free printable via Lessons Learnt Journal.
Felt Red Poppies – A tutorial for a simple no-sew felt poppies that the kids could. See tutorial at Paging Supermoms.
Remembrance Poppy Prints – Poppy Prints made with fruit and poppy seeds. Tutorial via Sun Hats and Wellie Boots.
Anzac Day Colour Page #1, available here.
Anzac Day Colour Page #2, available here.