Veterans Day is a very important holiday to teach and discuss with students. Some schools may hold assemblies and some may not. I loved our school’s assembly. It always got me choked up watching all the veterans getting honored and applauded. Teaching primary students all about Veterans Day is a wonderful way to start out their knowledge of respect and appreciation for our military. So, here is a list of Veterans Day activities for elementary students.
Chat about it…
Outlining what makes a person a veteran is very important! Then, we can start to talk about what Veterans Day is and why we celebrate it.
Read about it….
After you introduce what Veterans Day is and why we celebrate it, make sure your lessons are educational. These two read alouds are great for students to learn more about our troops and other veterans that may have lost their lives at war.
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These paired texts include one nonfiction text and one fiction text about Veterans Day. Students read, comprehend, answer questions, and compare texts. The two texts are one of the themed sets of November Paired Passages.
Veterans Day Activities for Elementary Students – Paired Texts
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If your school has an assembly for Veterans Day, make sure to get some Veterans Day artwork on the wall. Have students make posters saying Thank You or hand-make cards.
Educational crafts are great for hallway displays. That way, when the veterans look in the hallways at what the students are learning about them, it will bring them joy and give them pride.
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As always, I hope you left with inspiration for Veterans Day activities for elementary students.
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