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Remembrance Day Freebie, Art & Linky

Last year I read my class the book What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky, in honour of Remembrance Day.


After reading the book, we made these peace plates. They're beautiful and easy to make.

Remembrance Day art ideas, writing freebie and clipart from GradeONEderful.com

I used plain white plates ~ those very flimsy ones from the dollar store. I put masking tape on them ahead of time. I was very careful to make sure that all the edges were down so that no paint would seep through.

Remembrance Day art ideas, writing freebie and clipart from GradeONEderful.com


The kids used their water colours. All I told them was to cover the entire plate and that they could use any colour except black, brown or gray.

Remembrance Day art ideas, writing freebie and clipart from GradeONEderful.com

After their paintings dried, I carefully peeled off the tape, then outlined their peace signs with a black sharpie.

Couldn't be easier!

Another activity I do every year is a Poppy Booklet. Each pair of lines is printed on a poppy-shaped paper, with room underneath for the kids to copy the text. When their printing is finished I get them to colour and decorate the pages. After cutting out each page we then staple them together in a booklet.
Remembrance Day art ideas, writing freebie and clipart from GradeONEderful.com


Remembrance Day art ideas, writing freebie and clipart from GradeONEderful.com


Remembrance Day art ideas, writing freebie and clipart from GradeONEderful.com



You can grab the template for the booklet HERE.

And here's a fun art project I did last year as well. I found it on That Artist Woman's blog.



And here's another poppy art activity you might like.

And last but not least .... I have some clipart I just made for Remembrance Day. If you click on the images it will take you to my design blog. They're uploaded on my Etsy store right now, but tomorrow I'll get them on TpT as well.




You can find some other great posts on Remembrance Day products and ideas in the linky below.

Thanks for stopping by!










12 comments

  1. What does Peace Feel Like has been on my wish list for a couple of years now. I love your tie dye peace plates. Wishing you a peaceful week.

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    1. Thanks, Sandi. Wishing you peace also:)

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  2. Looks like a great little book and some great activities to go with! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Traci. I think we'll do it later this week:)

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  4. I love this!! You have some wonderful ideas for Remembrance Day activities. I just might have to buy "What Does Peace Feel Like?" tonight :)

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    1. Thanks, Robyn! I'm really glad you found the post useful:)

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  5. Your book looks like a wonderful resource. There is definitely a feeling of peace. Kids just need someone to heighten their awareness of what that feels like.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. The book is pretty cool, especially since it shares feelings of peace from kids all over the world, and many kids from war-torn countries.

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  6. This is a wonderful way to bring art into the classroom. I will actually be reading this book soon for our Kids Care Interdisciplinary unit. I'm totally stealing this idea and sharing it with the teacher I work with! Thank you :) Maybe I can post some pics and link to your page ;)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. And yes! you're more than welcome to link. Take care!

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