Monday, November 9, 2015

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a day that honors those who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. Our little ones learned that on this day we say "thank you" to these very special people who keep our country safe and free. 

In honor of Veterans Day we made poppy flowers. The children used red water color to dye coffee filters red the day before this craft. Then they crumbled up the coffee filter to texturize it then glued it onto the blue paper. They finished it off by gluing black buttons in the middle and adding the saying "thank you to our Veterans" on the side of the flower. I love how it turned out. 

 Last year we made soldiers in honor of Veterans day. I found the idea from Mrs. Karen's Preschool Ideas a while back and knew this was a keeper.  The day before this craft I had the children sponge paint with brown and green onto a piece of construction paper. I brought the paper home and cut out the hat, arms, legs and body (I've attached the template below)so we would be ready to go on Friday. It was SO much fun for them to put their soldier together. To finish it off they each glued an American flag to a popsicle stick and glued it to the soldiers hand. I LOVE how they turned out, don't you?


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