Veterans Day is just around the corner, and this important day is something that I always teach and reflect on in the classroom.
Sometimes that can be tricky with young students, but mainly my goal is to convey that veterans are people fighting for our freedom and safety, and that we thank and respect them for that.
This simple Veterans Day activity is an easy way to introduce kids to when Veterans Day is, and hopefully open up a discussion as to why we respect and thank Veterans (hopefully all the time, not just on this day!)
*This pairs perfectly with our Veterans Day Writing Centers!
Preparing for this activity is pretty simple! You need (for each child):
- copy of the download
I sometimes make a sample for my students or we try and figure out the sentence together as a group.
Not always, as I like for them to try to figure out the scrambled sentences on their own, but for this activity we will, because I want it to be part of our overall discussion of Veterans Day.
Some of my students will have never heard the word Veteran before, so we will inquire as to what that means, and why there would be a day dedicated to it.
First, students cut out the words and sort them into the correct order to make a complete sentence.
This one is tricky because usually they look for capital letters to start a sentence, but November is a name, so it gets a capital too! (love when we can learn multiple things in one activity!)
After gluing the words down in the correct order, it’s time to write the sentence! I love that they are learning not only that words make sentences, but are getting in handwriting practice too!
Finally, when that is complete, we can color (the best part!)
Download the Veterans Day Activity
Then, grab our Veterans Day Writing Centers for even more learning fun!
More Cut and Paste Sentences
I love doing cut and paste sentences with my little learners! They are excellent practice for beginning readers and writers. We have a pack for every month! Our full pack for November is available HERE.