Get your child involved when celebrating Veterans Day.
These days, it’s not uncommon for a child to know someone who serves or has served in the military. Doing something to celebrate Veterans Day and honor our American heroes is a great way to reinforce gratitude to your child. Veterans Day is held annually on November 11th and celebrates the people who have served in the military during times of war and peace.
Here are some ways on how you can commemorate the day with your child.
Thank a Veteran
On Veterans Day, many military men and women will dress in uniform. If you see him or her on the street, be sure to stop them to say thank you for all they do. Allow your child to say thank you, too. The power of these two words can go a long way in making someone’s day!
Even if your child doesn’t know someone in the military, Veterans Day can be the perfect opportunity to teach them about the sacrifices men and women make for this country. You can make this learning fun by taking your child to a local military memorial or museum.
Hold a Craft Party
Young children may enjoy a make-and-take craft party on Veterans day! Set up a couple of craft stations, such as making Liberty Bells out of Styrofoam cups, color in the American flag, and red, white and blue decorations. Older children might enjoy learning activities, such as word searches and crossword puzzles.
From Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, we hope that you and your children have safe and fun Veterans Day. For information on all of our clubs and programs, visit us here.