November is a great time to use Veterans Day activities in your classroom this fall. You can commemorate the soldiers and members of the military with some fun crafts, writing pieces, and themed newsletters for parents. Furthermore, students will enjoy making their own craft and writing a letter to a veteran and parents will appreciate your efforts to stay connected with them at home. Take a peek at the Veterans Day Activities below.
Create a Soldier – A Fun Veterans Day Activity
Veterans Day is the perfect time to practice writing letters to soldiers in our community. You can show students how amazing our military is by reading this story to your class. Veterans: Heroes in Our Community by Valerie Pfundstein is a wonderful read aloud about veterans, their families and how they impact local communities and the world.
After reading the story, or any other story about the military and veterans, students can put together this Veterans Day Craft and writing template. The template is blank so you can have students write facts about veterans, questions for veterans or my personal favorite, a letter to a veteran. Finally, the finished crafts make great bulletin board displays or gifts to soldiers.
Free Veterans Day Craft
Another fun Veterans Day Activity for kids, specifically those in primary and elementary grades, is this FREE Veterans Day hat! Students can use this craftivity as a fun morning work coloring, cut and paste page when they start the day. If your school has a parade or takes a photo to send to veterans, this hat is the perfect addition.
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Veteran’s Day Newsletters Templates
I’m sure like many teachers, you send home a weekly or monthly newsletter, to let parents and guardians know what is going on in the classroom. I love using newsletters to connect classroom and homelife. As a parent myself, I love getting any and all information about what’s happening in the classroom.
You can use these Veterans Day themed newsletters to keep parents in the loop this November. They’ll love seeing their child’s learning targets, words to know, reminders and more.
Classroom Newsletters to Use All Year
When parents receive monthly or weekly newsletters home, they often toss them to the side unread. I’ve handed out my fair share of plain paper and colored paper, but they always seem to go unnoticed. I’ve found that using themed newsletters draws their eyes to the page so they notice reminders and important messages I send home.
If you’re like me and you want the parents to read your newsletters home, you can use my many themed newsletter templates to celebrate seasons and holidays year round. Check it out below!
Don’t forget to grab the Veterans Day Freebie Craft from the Freebie Vault! You can find all of the Veterans Day activities mentioned above right here:
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