Remembrance Day Activities for Kids
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them”
What is Remembrance Day?
November 11 is Remembrance Day. Each year, on the 11th day of the 11th month, at 11am, Australians pause to remember those who have died in wars and conflicts.
Activities to Commemorate Remembrance Day
The following activities can be found in Simply Homeschool’s War Horse and ANZAC Day core programs. Simply add the core program to your Family Learning Plan and select the activity below. Once you have finished the activity, check the ‘completed’ box to easily keep track of your family’s learning for record-keeping.
Please note: Our War Horse core is intended for learners aged 14+. Please preview any material beforehand to decide if it is suitable for your learner.
- Learn about how World War 1 started
- War Horse core: Lesson 1.2 (skip Britannica School section)
- Make a wreath
- ANZAC Day core: Lesson 8.3
- Learn about the significance of poppies
- War Horse core: Lesson 9.2 (skip Add to Timeline section)
- Read In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
- ANZAC Day core: Lesson 5.2
- Make a paper poppy
- ANZAC Day core: Lesson 5.3
- Learn about how warfare changed in World War 1
- War Horse core: Lesson 3.2 (skip Add to Timeline section)
- Memorise The Ode of Remembrance
- ANZAC Day core: Lesson 2.2
- Learn about the Gallipoli landing
- War Horse core: Lesson 6.2 (skip Add to Timeline section)
- Visit a war memorial or cenotaph to lay a wreath
- ANZAC Day core: Lesson 9.2
- Practise being silent for one minute. Set an alarm to observe a minute’s silence at 11:00am
- ANZAC Day core: Lesson 7.3
- Learn about how Word War 1 ended and why we commemorate Remembrance Day on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11am
- War Horse core: Lesson 19.2 (skip Add to Timeline section)
Books for Remembrance Day
Here's a list of wonderful books which will spark discussion about Remembrance Day. Check out your local library to see if they have any available:
- A Day to Remember by Jackie French
- Alfred's War by Rachel Bin Salleh
- A Soldier, A Dog and A Boy by Libby Hathorn
- Loyal Creatures by Morris Gleitzman
- Reflection: Remembering Those Who Serve in War by Rebecka Sharpe Shelberg S
- impson and his Donkey by Mark Greenwood
- Soldier Boy by Anthony Hill
- The Poppy by Andrew Plant
- This is Where I Stand by Philippa Werry
Remembrance Day is an opportunity for children to reflect on their understanding of war and how they can remember those who have died.
This Remembrance Day, gather the family together to learn about the significance of Remembrance Day. Select a few activities from our War Horse and ANZAC Day cores to do together, spend time reading books and have big hearty discussions about the impacts of war and why we remember.
Lest we Forget