Veterans Day Activities for Kindergarten: Imagine superheroes, like Captain America or Wonder Woman, who defend us from bad things. Well, veterans are like real-life superheroes who work hard to protect our country and all of us.
Veterans Day Activities for Kindergarten
On Veterans Day, we celebrate all the soldiers, sailors, pilots, and other brave people who have been a part of the military. Some of them might be mommies, daddies, grandpas, grandmas, or even some of our neighbors.
Why is Veterans Day Important?
Why is Veterans Day so important? Well, think about all the things we love about our country—the beautiful parks, the schools, the playgrounds, and our homes. Veterans help make sure we can enjoy all these things safely.
How Can We Honor Veterans Day?
To show our appreciation and thankfulness, people sometimes wave flags, have parades, and give special cards or flowers to veterans. Some people even say, “Thank you for your service!” when they meet a veteran.
It’s essential for us to remember and thank these brave people, even if we are very young because they have done so much for us. So, on Veterans’ Day, let’s take a moment to think about the heroes in the military and say, “Thank you!” to them in our hearts.
Veterans Day Learning Activities
I went through my unit from last year and I added a ton of activities my kids love and need. This is an ABC order activity using the Branches of the Military terms and cards. The students put the cards in ABC order and then fill in the optional response sheet.
Here are awesome 1-50 number practice sheets.
There are 4 to choose from and provide perfectly differentiated levels. I love to print these in color and place them in page protectors. We use these sheets at our Daily 5 station for writing. We explore how important Veterans are using this ca/have/serve chart.
This little wonderful says: Veterans can fight for us. Veterans have clothes, hats, and shoes. Veterans serve us. Then we color each square and label it with a military branch.
When they create it, they will remember it. Here are some more student examples.
We also build our number sense and play games with the same theme. This is a great way to see and hear if your students can use the vocabulary from the topic. My students often say, “I want the Marines to win. I think the Coast Guard is in the lead.”
Ten Frame Activities: Veterans Day Activities for Kindergarten
Here is another math skill game that allows my students to create double digits numbers using ten frames. And of course, I used different colored card stock to make the same game for 4 different students at center time.