Updated: Nov 5
Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919. It was originally called Armistice Day to mark the ending of World War 1 on Monday November 11th at 11am. Today it is also used as a time to remember all members of the armed forces who have lost their lives, or been injured, protecting others.
People wear poppies in the week leading up to Remembrance Day as a way of saying thank you, to remember those who lost their lives and also as a way of raising funds for families of the armed forces.
Poppies are used as a symbol of Remembrance Day as they were the first flowers that grew again in the battlefields of Flanders and northern France. They are seen as a symbol of hope.
Why not make some poppies with your class or children at home? Here are a few ideas you could try. Don't forget to grab your FREEBIE at the bottom of the page.
Make a sun catcher
Place red and black pieces of tissue inside a laminating pouch, making into the form of a poppy. Laminate, cut out and stick on a window to catch the light.
Watercolour paints are very effective when used to paint a field of poppies.
Use coloured paper to make a poppy field scene.
If you fancy making a 3D poppy, cupcake cases, the bottom of a plastic drinks bottle, egg boxes, bottle tops and clay all make great poppy heads.
Fancy making a poppy wreath?
Why not download our FREE Remembrance Day pack which includes a colour and black & white template.
It also includes a Power Point, reading comprehensions, writing templates, colouring sheet, timeline activity and make your own bookmark.
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