Remembrance Day is right around the corner and these days it is easy to forget that we need to pause and remember. I developed this Remembrance Day Worksheets as a way to remember and start a conversation with kids.
Remembrance Day is observed on November 11th in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”, in accordance with the armistice signed to end the war. All veterans are remembered on this day, however, not just those from World War I.
My grandfather, Jim, fought in World War II so this is a conversation near and dear to my heart. My grandfather went to Europe during his tour of duty during World War II. A few years ago, I got the chance to be in England for Remembrance Day. Much of what I saw there reminded me of Grandaddy. Read more about our Remembrance Day in England.
He never went back to Europe after the war. He was a simple man, you see. All he wanted was in our tiny town in Alabama with his church and his family. Still, I can remember him telling me stories of all the sights he saw in Europe. I will think of him on November 11th and send up a silent thank you to him for all that he did to make the world a better place.
So, on November 11th, take a moment to pause and reflect. Also, take a moment to explain to your children what Remembrance Day means and about the veterans behind the poppies. Here is a word search printable and a colouring page in case you want activities to go along with your discussion. Want more information? Check out these resources: Remembrance Day presented in a way kids can understand, Importance of Remembrance Day Info for Adults
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Remembrance Day Worksheets – Wordsearch
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