Remembrance Day Freebie & Art

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

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

Remembrance Day art ideas, writing freebie and clipart. Kindergarten to Grade 3. #gradeonederful #remembranceday #remembrancedaycraft #remembrancedayart

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. Kindergarten to Grade 3. #gradeonederful #remembranceday #remembrancedaycraft #remembrancedayart


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. Kindergarten to Grade 3. #gradeonederful #remembranceday #remembrancedaycraft #remembrancedayart

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. Kindergarten to Grade 3. #gradeonederful #remembranceday #remembrancedaycraft #remembrancedayart


Remembrance Day art ideas, writing freebie and clipart. Kindergarten to Grade 3. #gradeonederful #remembranceday #remembrancedaycraft #remembrancedayart


Remembrance Day art ideas, writing freebie and clipart. Kindergarten to Grade 3. #gradeonederful #remembranceday #remembrancedaycraft #remembrancedayart



You can grab the template for the booklet HERE.


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 Teachers Pay Teachers.

Remembrance Day clipart for teachers #gradeonederful #remembranceday #remembrancedayclipart #poppies



You can see more Remembrance Day activities here!

I used to have a linky in this post but over the years it's gone a little wonky. But if you're looking for some more ideas, my blog friends have some great posts:

Diamond Mom

Thinking of Teaching

The Primary Patch

That Fun Reading Teacher

Fun in Fourth

Emmy Mac's Class

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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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  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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