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!

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Honoring our Veteran, my husband Travis! Happy Veterans Day! We love you!

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.

Link: http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/veterans-day-activities-gradesk-5.html

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!

Link: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/veterans-day/

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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.

Link: http://www.woojr.com/veterans-day-for-kids/

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.

Link: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/unit/veterans-day-everything-you-need

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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.

Link: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/veterans/

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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!

Are you celebrating Veterans Day this year?

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29 Comments

  1. Valerie

    November 7, 2016 at 04:00

    This is a wonderful resource! I feel like I was never actually taught about what Veterans Day is, where it started, and (though it seems obvious) why and how we celebrate it. Thanks for pulling these together, as I may use them for myself and my own kids someday 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      November 8, 2016 at 01:36

      There was a lot I didn’t know about Veterans Day, too. I find as I teach my children, I learn new things, too. Hope you’re able to find a link that’s useful for you and the family!

  2. Mary Barham

    November 7, 2016 at 15:23

    I am a former teacher and LOVE to teach my kids at home! these are great websites I could use!

    1. Jennifer

      November 8, 2016 at 01:32

      Hi, Mary! Thank you, and I used to teach for a school, too! My teaching experiences are really helping me with teaching my children at home. Thanks!

  3. Anitra | The Mom on the Move

    November 7, 2016 at 19:17

    Awesome way to incorporate relevant topics to the lesson plan. My middle schooler had a project on the presidential election. She learned so much. I may make them do Veterans Day too.

  4. Elizabeth Ann

    November 7, 2016 at 19:39

    This is great! I cannot wait to check these out. My little one is not quite school age but I’m sure we can make it work.

    Elizabeth Ann // http://www.lovedoinglife.com

  5. Eva

    November 7, 2016 at 21:41

    This is really great! We homeschool and I will definitely look into these. Thanks for the resources.

  6. Ashlee

    November 7, 2016 at 21:55

    Awesome list!! Definitely looking forward to celebrating and doing something special this Friday to honor my military parents. This looks like fun no matter what age

  7. Arra Odeza

    November 8, 2016 at 07:07

    Thanks for sharing the resources. The children should check those sites because it has interesting informations but even the adults would be interested too

  8. tara pittman

    November 8, 2016 at 12:38

    Thanks for the resources. These will be great for my boys for learning

  9. Melanie Smith

    November 8, 2016 at 15:44

    This is a fantastic list! Our kids have to learn about that important day.

  10. Michelle Malone

    November 8, 2016 at 19:28

    I love all these resources, Jennifer! NEA is a great source of all things education. Also…animal veterans? Who knew? Glow worms used as lighting? Wow…this is so cool, and it will engage even our littlest learners.

  11. Jonna

    November 8, 2016 at 23:13

    Such a great resource for parents with school age kids. I’m sure many will find this helpful!

  12. Kalyn Cruz

    November 9, 2016 at 00:13

    Smart ideas! These resources wil help our kids to know more about veterans.

  13. Victoria

    November 9, 2016 at 01:02

    I think this would be great for my friend’s kid! Thank you for this this will be a big help for kids to learn the important days

  14. Rizza Smith

    November 9, 2016 at 03:53

    This will be great Idea for the kids to know the importance of this day!

  15. Amber Myers

    November 9, 2016 at 08:44

    I love this! I’ll have to show my kids these websites.

  16. Heather Gallagher

    November 9, 2016 at 11:47

    love this list! My boys are off of school so they need to do something “smart” I’m going to have them look some of these up!

  17. Patranila

    November 9, 2016 at 13:19

    I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a Veteran’s Day lesson! These sites are really helpful. I’m doing a full-fledged civics curriculum at home with my not-so-little ones because their schools don’t teach anything!

  18. Enricoh Alfonzo

    November 9, 2016 at 18:36

    ooooh awesome! thanks for epic resources. definitely going to check them out. so insightful

  19. Rosey

    November 10, 2016 at 12:19

    This is a good list. I have been teaching my kids the meaning behind Veterans Day every since they were old enough to learn it!

  20. Cynthia Williamston

    November 10, 2016 at 21:16

    I need to share this with friends right now. In fact I will share it on Facebook. This is very informative.

  21. Mary Jane

    November 12, 2016 at 09:49

    Thanks for sharing the list of amazing educational websites. Will tell my kids about them. !

  22. Mardene Carr

    November 12, 2016 at 10:23

    This is fabulous for persons who home school their kids. Great share!

  23. mhaan a

    November 13, 2016 at 08:58

    I love National Geographic ever since I was a child. I learned so many things from them.

    Mhaan | http://www.mommyrockininstyle.com

  24. Danika

    November 14, 2016 at 02:52

    I don’t have children, but I’ll pass it on to my co-worker who’s very involved with her children’s after school and weekend activities.

    If I can help, I’d like to suggest attending Veterans Day ceremonies too. I attended one and met some remarkable veteran servicemen and women. I met a man who served under Genreal Patton and another who was a Korean War and World War II veteran. Awesome experience.

  25. Valerie robinson

    November 14, 2016 at 09:22

    These are fantastic resources! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  26. Michelle Blackwood

    November 14, 2016 at 14:47

    Such a great resource, thanks for sharing! My hubby served in the airforce.

  27. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    November 15, 2016 at 11:59

    Educational websites are good for kids. I will give this to my son.

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