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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top 5 Veterans Day Facts for Students

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Veterans Day Facts for Kids

1. Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11th.

2. Veterans Day is observed to honor all veterans, both those living and those who are not living.

3. A Veteran is a man or woman who has served his/her country as a member of one of the armed forces (Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard or Marine Corps).

4. Armistice means cessation of hostilities or to stop fighting. On November 11, 1918, an armistice was agreed to between Germany and the Allied Forces led by the United States. This was the end of World War I.

5. In 1954, Congress passed legislation to replace the word Armistice for Veterans and officially honor all veterans on Veterans Day.


If you are look for some free Veterans Day activities for kids, please check out my blog post here:

free Veterans Day Activities for kids


Click HERE to download a printable version of these Veterans Day facts from our TpT store.

free veterans day facts for kids printable worksheet


This foldable Veterans Day craftivity will help students show their appreciate for a special Veteran.

Veterans Day card for kids to make printable classroom

There are six variations of the ONE template, including open-ended options to meet the individual needs of all your students. This card works well year after year for multiple grade levels due to the different templates and writing or drawing options.


This crossword puzzle works well as a no prep activity for early finishers.

Veterans Day crossword puzzle for kids printable worksheets

In this social studies packet, you will receive a crossword puzzle. clues, word bank (for ESL and special education), and answer key. You will also receive 10 writing papers.


This fun printable packet works well for upper elementary students.

veterans day printable worksheets upper elementary activities

In this social studies packet, you will receive a word search, word scramble, alphabetizing worksheet, sentence writing worksheet, acrostic poem writing activity and a thank you letter writing activity. Answer keys are included for the word search, word scramble and alphabetizing worksheets. Rubric assessments are included for the writing activities.


You may also like to have a scavenger hunt, play SCOOT or other games and activities with these Veterans Day task cards.

Veterans Day activities and games facts for kids

In this U.S. Veterans Day activity packet, you will receive a set of 30 U.S. Veterans Day task cards, student response form and answer key. Also included is a link to a Veterans Day website available to assist your students search for answers. Scavenger hunt directions, along with 20 other games ideas, are also included.


You may also like these resources from our Amazon Associate store:

veterans day flags classroom set


This easy-to-read book is perfect for nonfiction reading or read-aloud. Enjoy a hands-on activity and make a thank-you poster for the veterans in your community!


This title will familiarize readers with Veterans Day by explaining the "whos, whats, and whys" of it. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Young readers will gather basic information about Veterans Day through easy-to-read text alongside compelling and historical photographs. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.


A boy travels to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with his father to seek out his grandfather's name. The well-matched text and illustrations are soft but stirring. Ages 4-8. 


Veterans: Heroes in Our Neighborhood is an engaging rhyming picture book for readers of all ages that fosters mindfulness of and appreciation for the brave service men and women who are also our family, friends, and neighbors. These are the men and women who bravely served our great country and now humbly serve in our communities.


The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans

When American soldiers entered World War I, Moina Belle Michael, a schoolteacher from Georgia, knew she had to act. Some of the soldiers were her students and friends. Almost single-handedly, Moina worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. And she devoted the rest of her life to making sure the symbol would last forever. Thanks to her hard work, that symbol remains strong today. Author Barbara Elizabeth Walsh and artist Layne Johnson worked with experts, primary documents, and Moina's great-nieces to better understand Moina's determination to honor the war veterans. Grades 2-5.

A portion of the book's proceeds will support the National Military Family Association's Operation Purple®, which benefits children of the U.S. military.


Hero Day by Melinda Hardin

A boy compares his father, a U.S. soldier, to a superhero. K-2.


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