4 Super Easy Veteran’s Day Crafts For Kids

As my kids are getting older (4, 6 & 8), I look for new ways to teach them about holidays like Veteran’s Day. I don’t want them to get used to having these “days off” without understanding the meaning behind why they are celebrated. We started talking about what it means to be a Veteran and the fact that their father is a Veteran of the US Army. Happy Veteran’s Day and thank you to all of the Veterans out there for your service.

I always look to Pinterest for craft ideas for various homeschool projects. So here are 4 super easy Veteran’s Day crafts for kids that I will be trying out with my own children.

Soldier Craft

I love this easy craft from Fantastic Fun & Learning. This is super easy, and I know my kids will enjoy doing it. I also loved the fact that Shaunna read a story and discussed it about Hero Dad before doing the project with her kids.

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Photo credit: Fantastic Fun and Learning

Patriotic Hand Print

Paint is always something we have on hand. So what better way to mix a timeless hand print with the American flag? I love this easy craft by Krissy of B-InspiredMama.

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Photo credit: B-Inspired Mama

Armed Forces Activity Pack

I absolutely adore this FREE 20-page activity packet for the kids. It breaks down all of the different branches of the military, and lots of coloring activities. This packet from Monica of Happy and Blessed Home is an absolute must for younger kids. Click here to download your free packet.

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Photo credit: Happy and Blessed Home

Christmas Cards for Troops & Veterans

I really love this idea to make and send out Christmas cards to those in the armed forces. And this simple craft from Alisha of Makeovers And Motherhood, is absolutely adorable. I know my kids will enjoy this project. Click here for full details.

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Photo credit: Makeovers and Motherhood

BONUS: 5 Ways to Make Veteran’s Day Count For Kids

Check out this awesome post by Daily Mom. From a list of age-appropriate books, to activities, a list of organizations and making this day truly meaningful, this post is chock full of great information. Be sure to bookmark it and thank me later 🙂

Comment below and let me know how you make Veteran’s Day count for your kids? What are some ways you celebrate Veteran’s Day?

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    AC Mims
    November 11, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    These are great activities! At my daughter’s school, they also wrote letters to Veterans. It’s crucial to keep our troops’ morale up and let them know that their service is not in vain. Thank you for reminding of this and getting our kids (our future leaders) involved!
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    Tanay
    November 11, 2015 at 11:43 AM

    I love that first soldier craft and the Christmas cards for veterans! I also love that you teach the importance of all holidays. Not just commercial/gift receiving ones. That’s super important.
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    Kiwi
    November 11, 2015 at 1:05 PM

    The Patriotic Hand Craft is super cute! Oh and Happy Veterans Day!!
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    Stacie
    November 11, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Neat idea. What a creative way to teach our little ones about the importance of our vets.
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    Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    November 11, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    Great way to teach the meaning of Veterans Day to the little. The kids would love to paint their hands.
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    T. Espinoza
    November 11, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Sweet! I love all these ideas. I especially like the Christmas card idea since many military members are geographically separated from their families. Good stuff!
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    Siobhan (BeFree Project)
    November 11, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    I love these craft ideas to honor Veterans. It’s a great way to get young kids involved and help them understand the meaning of Veterans Day. All the crafts are super cute!

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    Shawana
    November 11, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Great activities for kids! I love the patriotic hand print and Christmas cards for the troops. What an awesome way to help children understand what Veterans Day is about and how important it is to honor those who serve our country.
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    Ty
    November 11, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    These are too cute. I especially love the soldier. Too bad my son is too big but these are great crafts that I can do with my nephew.
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      Christine St.Vil
      November 16, 2015 at 12:07 AM

      Thanks Ty! I’m sure I’ll be saying that about my kids soon too LOL.

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    Lashonda
    November 12, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    There are so cute!! I especially army guy

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    FabEllis
    November 12, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    Love these activities! They look fun and engaging for children. I commend you for wanting your children to truly know the meaning behind the holiday. For so many, we only think about sharing the importance of holidays like Christmas, but don’t pay much attention to the other holidays during the year. Love it!
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    Camesha | Mama Motivator
    November 13, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    These are all good ideas. I’m a sucker for handprints. They’re always good to keep to track our kids growth.

    My kids are 3 and 5. This was the first year I talked to them about the reason behind the day out of school. My son was eager to do something to celebrate the veterans. He thinks it’s really cool that they worked to keep us safe. 🙂
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      Christine St.Vil
      November 15, 2015 at 3:42 PM

      I’m a sucker for handprints too Camesha 🙂 Aww love that your son was so eager to do something to celebrate 🙂

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