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Veterans Day is just around the corner, and this important day is something that I always take the time to teach and reflect on in the classroom. This free Veterans Day Sentence Writing Activity is an easy way to introduce kids to Veterans Day and open up a discussion as to why we respect and thank veterans (hopefully all the time, not just on this day). As a bonus, they are working on sentence building and handwriting skills too!
*Pair with our Veterans Day Writing Center Activities!
Veterans Day Sentence Writing Activity
Some of my students will have never heard the word “Veteran” before. That is why we always take the time to discuss what it means and why there is a day dedicated to it. 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.
Preparing for this activity is pretty simple! For each child you need:
- Printable Veterans Day Sentence Sorter (download below)
- Glue stick
- Crayons or any coloring tool
How to Complete the Sentence Sorter
To begin, I make a sample for my students to follow if they are completing the activity independently. If I am using it as a part of our whole group discussion, we unscramble the sentence together.
I do not always do this with sentence sorter activities as I usually like the kids to try to unscramble the sentences on their own. This specific Veterans Day sentence sorter can be tricky because usually, students look for capital letters to start a sentence. But in this case, November is a name so it gets a capital too.
When it is time for the students to complete their own printable sentence sorter, they first cut out the words and sort them into the correct order to make the complete sentence we discussed.
After gluing the words down in the correct order, it’s time to write the sentence! I love that the kids are learning that words make sentences while getting in handwriting practice too!
Finally, when the sentence is unscrambled and written down – we can color (the best part!).
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Ready to start learning about Veterans Day? Get your free copy of the Veterans Day Sentence Writing Activity by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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