Remembrance Day

War is a tricky subject to cover with younger children, but as poppies are a common sight leading up to Remembrance Day, they can provide a good starting point for discussion. We watched the two minute BBC CBeebies Animation: Poppies. A gentle introduction to Remembrance Day. It follows a rabbit playing in a meadow that gradually becomes a First World War battlefield and emotes the feelings of war rather than visually depicting it. Later different Remembrance Day crafts were offered for children to make including poppies made out of wool and lolly sticks, and painting cake cases.

Other activities the children enjoyed throughout the week included ‘releasing trapped spiders’, weighing vegetables, and making pizzas.

Firm favourites like stickle bricks, playdough, tea parties, mark making and numbers and letters were also available all week.

Scroll to Top