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Anzac Day Activities For Children

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Anzac Day is an annual holiday observed on April 25 in Australia and New Zealand to honour war veterans. The day marks the anniversary of the first significant military action by Australian and New Zealand soldiers in World War I on April 25, 1915. The following provides free Printables and Activities, Templates and Articles that will enable you to celebrate Anzac Day at your service and activities that can be implemented into the curriculum for children.

 All About Anzac Day

Australian and New Zealand Army Corps are the two words that comprise the abbreviation ANZAC.

When Australian and New Zealand soldiers were gathered in Egypt while they waited to travel to Gallipoli, in Turkey, to begin combat, the name "A & NZ Army Corps" was first used. The Gallipoli combatants came to be known as ANZACs.

Gallipoli veterans began donning an "A" emblem on their uniform in 1917.

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps is called ANZAC (in capital letters), and other terms like Anzac Day and Anzac cookies are typically referred to as Anzac (in lowercase letters).

Printables For Children

Anzac Day Colouring Pages - ANZAC Day Colouring Pages to remember our heroes. Colouring Pages to paint, colour, collage and as a discussion point to share the ANZAC Day tradition, and meaning and to commemorate this day of remembering - Our ANZACS, Lest We Forget!

Poppy Counting Mats   - Poppy Counting Mats enable children to add the correct number of poppies corresponding to the number on each set by adding them to the grid. This helps children with identifying numbers and supports number recognition and one-to-one correspondence.

Remembering Soldiers Cut and Paste - Remembering Soldiers Cut and Paste is an activity that enables children to commemorate soldiers by cutting and pasting poppies around each silhouette image. This set can be laminated for longer lasting and used with play dough as well.


Peace In Our Hands - The Peace In Our Hands is a free template. This can be used as a momento for ANZAC Day and for children to show their support for ANZAC Day. The image to include should show the child's hands holding a poppy. The red poppy has become a symbol of war remembrance the world over. People in many countries wear the poppy to remember those who died in war or are serving in the armed forces.

ANZAC Day - Lest We Forget - The "Lest We Forget" Portfolio template enables educators to share how their children commemorated ANZAC Day. 

Created On April 22, 2023 Last modified on Saturday, April 22, 2023
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