Remember Our Veterans

Why

Investigate the roles brave men and women have played in your nation's history as you learn about patriotic holidays.


Steps

1. Find out about the roles of veterans in your country's history. Why are their contributions significant to your country today? When are their historic roles celebrated? How?


2. Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Paint heavy white paper with Crayola® Washable Watercolors and Watercolor Brushes in your country's colors or flag design. Dry.


3. With Crayola Fine Tip Markers, write a remembrance slogan such as "Remember Our Veterans" across the paper. Add patriotic symbols such as your flag, national emblems, statues, stars, an eagle, statues, stars, or military images.


4. Identify veterans to whom you can give your poster, or display it in a public area such as community center or library for a patriotic holiday.


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Crayola Washable Paints—Not for use as body/face paint.

Adaptations

  • Create patriotic projects, cards, or posters. Send them to a local veteran's hospital for holidays such as U.S. Memorial Day, Flag Day, or Veteran's Day.
  • Research symbols of past wars (such as Rosie the Riveter) and create a bulletin board which displays them and explains their meanings.
  • Ask a veteran to explain his or her role in the military, how wars affect families, and other concepts appropriate to the maturity of the group.

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Fine Line Markers
  • Washable Watercolors
  • Watercolor Brushes with Plastic Handle
  • Giant Marker and Watercolor Pad
household supplies
  • recycled newspaper
  • paper towels
  • container(s) of water

Overview

grades

  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6

subjects

  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts

time

  • 30 to 60 minutes
  • Multiple Sessions

benefits

  • Students research their country's involvement in various wars and learn how a person becomes a veteran.

  • Students understand the significance of Veteran's Day in the U.S. (or similar patriotic holidays in their country) and the roles brave men and women have in the nation's history.

  • Students design a patriotic poster or card to give or display at a local veterans' residence, hospital, or organization.

Cirriculum

Research Canada Standards
Research UK Standards
Research U.S. Standards