Veteran’s Day Activities and Crafts for Kids

Did you want to do some fun, educational and engaging Veteran’s Day activities with children?  If so, you have come to the right place!  Our activities are widely used by teachers, moms, dads, child care providers etc. for learning and teaching while being fun for the kids!

Find activities for all ages including toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners.  All our activities are available at no cost and are free to print and share.

Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it’s always celebrated on November 11th each year. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.

Statue of Liberty Crafts and Activities

Torches
Use old newspapers and roll them in a large cone shape. Let children paint the cones. When dry, stuff with red and yellow tissue paper. to be the “flame” of the torch/ * Have the children make crowns, and then they can be the statue of Liberty. I often let them parade.

Star Crowns
Pre cut stars out of red, white and blue construction paper. Give each child a long white band (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide) of construction paper long enough to fit around a child’s head. Let each child glue (I colored my white glue with some red paint) as many paper stars on the band as they want. I also put out some red, white and blue stickers for the to put on. When dry, fit to each child’s head and staple. The kids just love the star spangled crown.

Statue of Liberty Torches
Use old newspapers and roll them in a large cone shape. Let the children paint the cones. When dry, stuff with red and yellow tissue paper to be the flame of the torch.

Statue of Liberty Crowns
Cut crowns from stiff paper to fit around the child’s head. Let them decorate them and then with their torches do a parade.

Flag and Windsock Crafts and Activities

Flags
Start with white construction paper. Children glue on red strips, to make red and white stripes. Then glue a blue square in the top left corner. For the stars you can use white tissue paper, crumpled up, or star stickers.

Wind Socks
Use red, white or blue construction paper and roll it length wise. Glue, tape or staple together. Add string as a handle to one end. Add red, white and blue streamers to the other end.

Stars and Stripes collage
Give each child blue construction paper(9×12) with strips of red and white paper cut 1×9. Have them glue the strips on and add silver star stickers. (I usually cut my stars out so they are bigger!)

Fourth of July Windsocks
Assemble this project the same way as the Fourth of July collage however staple together making a cylindar and add streamers on the bottom and a piece of yarn on top to hang!

Flags
Start with white construction paper. Children glue on red strips to make red and white stripes. Then glue a blue square in the top left corner. For the stars you can use crumpled up white tissue paper or star stickers.

Wind Socks
Use red, white or blue construction paper and roll it lengthwise. Glue, tape or staple together. Add string as a handle on one end. Add red, white and blue streamer to the other end.

Stained glass stars materials: white paper, black felt pens, old crayons (peeled), warming tray, oven mitt, scissors. Process: use the black felt pen to outline a large star on the white paper. The blank space inside the lines will be “colored in” with melted crayon.

Place the paper with the star on the warming tray. Put the oven mitt on the non-drawing hand, hold the paper down with this hand. Using the peeled crayons, color in the star. Working slowly will allow the crayon to melt and soak into the paper. Remove the paper from the warming tray. Hold the paper up to the light or a window and see the stained glass effect. The star can be cut out and displayed in a window to resemble a stained glass window.

(note: rub the back of the crayon design with a cotton ball soaked in baby oil for a more transparent design).

Red, White and Blue Crafts and Activities

Red, White And Blue
Circle time and concepts to teach: Independence Day is July 4th, the Liberty Bell, the flag, the Statue of Liberty. It commemorates the United States birth as a nation. The Declaration of Independence.

Art Center
Use only red white and blue items in your art center.

Playdoh Fun
Set out red, white and blue playdoh and let the children’s imaginations run wild.

Sensory Table
Place red, white or blue colored water in the sensory table with pitchers, measuring cups and other containers to allow the children to experience measurement.

Red, White, And Blue Puffy Paint Pictures
Materials:
Flour, Salt, Water, Red and blue food coloring, Empty mustard squeeze bottles, Cardboard

Directions:
1. Mix equal parts of flour, salt, and water to make the puffy paint.
2. Divide mixture into three different bowls and color one bowl of mixture blue, one bowl red, and leave the last one white.
3. Fill the mustard bottles with the mixture (one color per squeeze bottle).
4. Let the children squeeze the different colors onto the cardboard.
5. Allow the children’s artwork to dry. When it is dry, the design will be raised and will sparkle!

Red, White, And Blue Salt Jars
Materials:
Empty baby food jars with lids, 9 cups rock salt, Red and blue food coloring, (PI) cup rubbing alcohol

Directions:
AN ADULT MUST DO THIS PART
1. To make the colored rock salt: Measure 3 cups of rock salt to be blue, 3 cups to be white, and 3 cups to be red, and place each in three separate bowls.
2. Combine (pi) cup of rubbing alcohol with (PI) a bottle or more of red food coloring (you want the colors to be bright). Do the same for the blue food coloring.
3. Mix the red alcohol mixture into one of the bowls of rock salt. Mix well and let sit for about 1 minute. Drain the excess alcohol mixture off of the rock salt. (WARNING: This will smell pretty yucky!) Spread the colored rock salt on cookie sheets and set outside in the sun to dry (this will take only an hour or so). Repeat the same procedure for the blue food coloring.
4. Do nothing with the remaining rock salt because you want it to stay white.

ACTIVITY FOR THE CHILDREN
1. Once the different colors of salt are dry, place them on a table with spoons and baby food jars.
2. Guide the children to spoon the colored rock salt into their jars.
3. Seal the children’s creation with the lid.
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