Friday, November 12, 2010

Veterans Day (stART project)

In honor of our veterans, the boys and I read the book Veterans Day (An American Holidays book).  It is a non-fiction book made for kids about how Veterans Day came about. 

The boys made Red, White and Blue Star Wreaths.  We cut out the inside circle of a paper plate and glued red, white and blue stars all over the wreath.  I can't remember where I found the star template (but you can google it and find one that you like).  We also used glitter star shaped foam stickers for an added flair.

We also made "Thank You" cards for our veterans.  Because we are so grateful for all the sacrifices these men and women made to serve and defend our country.

(Excuse the dirty face....we made these after dinner while they were eating a snack of m&ms)

Happy Veterans Day!!

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Shibley Smiles


Unknown said...

The wreaths are wonderful. I love the added glitter from the stickers. Cards were a great idea too. I started to cards and realized JDaniel won't know what a veteran was.

Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

Eschelle Westwood Mumfection said...

Looks like they had a blast doing them! Great idea!

Debbie said...

What a great idea. It is so important to teach them about this at an early age. And that craft is wonderful!

RedTedArt said...

Oh how lovely! The wreaths came out wonderfully!

Great to remember and be thankful!

Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!


An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very nice projects - dirty faces, and all! :)

Christin said...

I love that you made cards. Very cool, I am sure that the Veterans will love them too!!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

It's a great project for Veteran's Day. I admit that I am not ready to talk to my 4 year old about wars quite yet, so we skipped it this year. Good to know that there is a good book to explain this holiday.