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Remembrance Day Activities For Children

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On the 11th Of November is Remembrance Day. The following provides Remembrance Day Templates and FREE Printables that will help you commemorate Remembrance Day at your service and can also be included in the curriculum for children.


On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, a minute’s silence is observed and dedicated to those soldiers who died fighting to protect the nation.

At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted the allied terms of unconditional surrender.

The conflict had mobilised over 70 million people, left between 9 and 13 million dead, and as many as one third of these with no grave.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. It became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.

Originally known as Armistice Day, it was renamed Remembrance Day after World War Two to commemorate those who were killed in both World Wars. 

Today the loss of Australian lives from all wars and conflicts is commemorated on Remembrance Day.


 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.

To commemorate Remembrance Day we have 8 Remembrance Day Posters that can be used as a display within the setting. These posters share images and information and can be used to support discussions with children about Remembrance Day including information on Remembrance Day traditions, the importance of poppies, Remembrance Day etc. We must spare a moment on this day to remember those brave enough to serve our country.


The Remembrance Day Poppy template is a free template to commemorate Remembrance Day on 11 November. The template includes a little poem about why we wear poppies during Remembrance Day and also an image box for each child's photo of them wearing a poppy. These templates can be displayed within the service for Remembrance Day.
The Remembrance Day Poem template is a tribute to Australians who lost their lives during the First World War. This template can be used to commemorate the Armistice agreement that ended the First World War.
Free Family Poppy Wreath Template
The Family Poppy Wreath is a free template to give to families. It is for families to decorate a poppy that can be used to create a Family Poppy Wreath that will be displayed in the service. As families bring their poppies back, Educators are to cut them out and create a wreath with them, hang them on the ceiling or place them on the wall to display.
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Created On November 8, 2023 Last modified on Thursday, November 9, 2023
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