Veterans Day for Kids: 5 Free Educational Websites
Did you know Veterans Day is this Friday? If you have been busy like we have, you may not have had time to research and prepare lessons for Veterans Day. Or maybe you’re pressed for time and you need something quick and easy. Don’t worry! I compiled a list of websites which feature lesson plans for Veterans Day for kids. Hope it helps you with your lessons for this week!
1. National Education Association: Veterans Day Lesson Plans
I found a list of lesson plans, coloring sheets, and videos from the National Education Association (NEA). I like the variety featured on NEA’s lesson plan page. For instance, there is a painting by Winslow Homer (“The Veteran in a New Field) where students can view it and interpret the painting. A military poem is featured teaching children how to recognize similes. And printables for coloring pages and worksheets are also available.
2. National Geographic Kids: Animal Veterans
This is an interesting take on Veterans Day. National Geographic Kids features animals who have served our country. Did you know the United States Navy created the Marine Mammal Program to train dolphins? I didn’t know this, either! And glowworms were used in the trenches of WWI to help Soldiers read maps and intelligence reports. Pretty cool animal facts, right? Kids will love this and the pictures are also really cool!
3. Woo! Jr.: Veterans Day Worksheets and Coloring Pages for Kids
Woo! Jr. features a word ladder and word scramble worksheet. The answer key is also provided. For younger children, there are coloring three printouts featuring an image of a Veteran and four coloring printouts featuring an Air Force airplane, Marine helicopter, Army tank, and Navy ship.
4. Scholastic’s Veterans Day for Kids Activities
I love the Scholastic website because they feature book lists, student activities, and lesson plan ideas for educators. Over the weekend, I found a great list of Veterans Day lesson plans. One lesson teaches students what it means to be a veteran and symbols and songs associated with Veterans Day. There is also a recommended book list for Veterans Day. We plan on using the book list at the library to check out some resources for our lessons.
5. Enchanted Learning: Veterans Day Crafts, Projects, Worksheets, Books, and Printouts
I really like Enchanted Learning’s list of activities for Veterans Day. I am using the printouts for my preschooler. Enchanted Learning also features short Veterans Day books for beginning readers and fluent readers. There are spelling and writing worksheets. I even found worksheets about the different military flags and symbols.Check out these 5 FREE educational websites for Veterans Day for kids! Click To Tweet
I hope this list will aid you in your studies this week for Veterans Day. Happy Veterans Day to the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country!