ANZAC Day is one of Australia and New Zealand's most important national days encompassing nationhood, love and loss, and the gratitude and honor given to our servicemen and women. The poppy has increasingly become a symbol for ANZAC Day, and one that children can easily relate to (read more about the significance of the poppy…
make a poetry/remembrance quilt: on squares: write poems inspired by Remembrance poetry e.g. In Flanders fields, make paintings of poppies, find out and write about family members who were involved the war, make peace pictures etc. then laminate each square or stick on to card, hole punch each corner and tie up to make a quilt
In the run up to Remembrance Day 2012 children and teachers at Looe Primary School took part in their own festival of remembrance. What started out as talk during a morning assembly turned into a week-long project taking in some history, some amazing art work and some understanding for the children as to why and who we remember
We made large poppies from tissue paper to put on our collective worship board. · Cut out 4 large heart shaped pieces · Hold the petals together in a rough poppy shape by scrunching the bases · Secure the base of each petal together using a green pipe cleaner to make a stalk · Stick a black dot or button in the centre or draw on with black marker pen. Barbara
A Poppy Petal cross for Reflection cut out red petal shapes and each child took some from a bowl as they arrived/sat down We listened to Emilie Sandie’s version of Abide With Me from the Olympics Opening Ceremony and I invited them to place their petals on the card to make a cross We then lit a candle to represent our prayers for peace. The children decided we should put the poppy petal cross on our reflective area I think that this would work with any age group.
Cut out 4 large red poppy shaped petals and a black centre circle hold up/stick up or lay on floor to show that they make a Poppy Cut out P-O-P-P-Y in black letters put letters on the petals and replace the centre circle with the O Explain that they represent: P for Praise God O for Offering P for Prayer P for Peace Y for You: You can make the choice to bring peace to your own life and the life of those around you and hope for peace in the world