Keeping 'Em Out of Trouble


Creating Poppies for Remembrance Day in Canada

Easy Remembrance Day craft for preschoolers

We all need a good dose of Poppy Perspective this Remembrance Day

It’s Remembrance Day week—a time to take a minute (please!) to remember and recognize the reality and sacrifices that our veterans and current Canadian forces have sacrificed on our behalf.

Sometimes, recognizing the small things is an act of Remembrance. It’s showing appreciation for the privilege of being Canadian. This 12-11-11 take a moment to embrace this kind of Poppy Perspective.

Easy Poppy Craft to do with your Preschooler

Remembrance Day is hard to explain to little ones but I wanted to do something with my kids if only to get them to start recognizing the poppy and eventually understand its significance. So this morning my toddler and my preschooler set to work on making fingerprint poppy wreaths.

What you need:

 White or light coloured piece of construction paper
 Red finger paint
 Green or black finger paint
 A small plate or something to put the paint on

Ready to paint!

Use your thumb dipped in red paint to make the outside of the poppy. Use your index finger (or adults can use their baby finger) dipped in green paint to make the centre of the poppy. Black paint works for the centre too.

Thank you to all who have contributed in making our country great, strong and free. And allowing us Canadians the privilege to believe we have a right to complain. Even though our life here is safe, sound and beyond miraculous.

Looking for more Remembrance Day crafts?

Submitted by momstown Oakville

Find even more ways to teach your kids about the meaning of Remembrance Day here.