Veteran’s Day Activities and Printables for Kindergarten: Veteran’s Day is a great time of year to take moments to teach about the importance of our Veterans. These proud men and women put their lives on the line to protect our country and our freedoms.
What is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day is a special day when we honor and say thank you to all the brave men and women who have served in the military to protect our country. These people are called veterans. They are like superheroes because they have done amazing things to keep us safe and make sure we can live in a free country.
On Veterans Day, we show our appreciation and respect for veterans by doing different things. We might have parades with people marching and playing music. We might also have ceremonies where we listen to speeches and sing patriotic songs. Sometimes, we even visit veterans in hospitals or send them cards and letters to show them that we care.
It’s important to remember that veterans are real people who have made sacrifices for us. Some of them have been away from their families for a long time, and some have even been injured while serving. So, on Veterans Day, we take a moment to think about all the things they have done for us and to thank them for their bravery and dedication.
Remember, it’s a special day to honor and appreciate our veterans, and we can show our gratitude by saying thank you and being kind to them.
Veteran’s Day Activities and Printables for Kindergarten Integration
Integrating Veterans into other subject areas is an ideal way to dig into learning and make this topic more than just one lesson, but an ongoing way to discuss Veterans. Veteran’s Day Activities and Printables for Kindergarten will be a huge help.
Reading About Veterans Day
Start this unit by discussing what Veterans are and how their job is to keep America safe and defend our freedom. If you are looking for books to help teach these topics, I have suggested listed below. Check your school library or your public library for these titles:
Charting About Veterans Day
We use these books to help get our minds thinking. Then we can chart Veterans with an are/have/serve chart. My students enjoy writing their ideas with me. I use the back chart for some students and the front chart for those who are ready to complete sentences. What a fun Veteran’s Day Activities and Printables for Kindergarten.
Here is a student example from one student. This student wrote “Veterans can fight for us. Veterans have clothes, hats, and shoes. Veterans serve us!” Printables Veterans Day and worksheets veterans day for the win.
Integrating Number Writing for Veteran’s Day Activities and Printables for Kindergarten
Now that my students have an idea of what Veterans are, we integrate this theme into math skills. Many of these activities can be completed in centers or small groups. Here is a number chart to 50 in 4 different levels of number writing.
Veteran Number Matching
Check out this number-matching activity from numbers 0-23. Mix and match the numbers your students need to work with to match the number to the dog tag ten frames. How much fun is this for Veteran’s Day Printables for Kindergarten?
One great classroom management plan I love to implement utilizing color copy paper or card stock. I took this activity and made 4 colorful sets. Now 4 students can work on the same activity at their own rate and pieces do not get lost. You can make leveled activities as well, for example, one set can have numbers 0-10, while another can have numbers 10-20, and so on.
Fill the Ten Frame with Veterans
One game that my students never get tired of is the game Fill the Ten Frame. You roll a die like this pocket chart die or you can use the paper version provided. Next, the student graphs the picture that ends up on top. The game ends when one of the images has its ten frames filled.
You can see this Fill the Ten Frame game in action. What a fun Veteran’s Day Activities and Printables for Kindergarten.
More so, you can see these students playing the game in small groups independently.
Marching in a Line with Veterans
Since the topic is Veterans… I knew the idea of teaching ordinal numbers would be a perfect topic since soldiers march in line.
Here is a great pocket chart activity for your soldiers to play with. Start by laying down the ordinal numbers. Then give verbal directions to place the Veterans in order. (I raised the ordinal numbers just so you could see them.) I suggest starting with ordinal numbers 1-5, then growing to 1-10.
You can also check out this printable. I make this into a listening and following direction activity.
The skill of ABC ordering takes practice. There are cards to use for whole groups or small groups, as well as a printable version.
Since it takes practice to make progress with the ABC order, there are two versions you can use. One focuses on the branches of Veterans. The other focuses on their vehicles. You can teach one and practice with them, then use the second version to see how your students do on their own.
Looking for the Veteran’s Day learning pack?
Looking for more activities? This is an additional pack of different math activities.