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As Veterans Day approaches, I am always on the lookout for relevant and appropriate learning activities for kids. It can sometimes be difficult to know what exactly to teach young children about certain holidays, but my main goal with Veterans Day is always to convey that veterans are people who have fought for our freedom and safety and that we thank and respect them for that. These Veterans Day Writing Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten are a simple way to teach young learners vocabulary associated with Veterans Day!
Veterans Day Writing Activities and Centers
Like all of our writing centers, once kids learn the vocabulary and the routines, these activities can be done fairly independently.
For these Veterans Day writing centers, students will work on a variety of writing activities incorporating the following vocabulary words: Air Force, salute, Army, Marine, Coast Guard, poppy, Navy, and bugle.
Let’s check out some of the fun activities included!
Vocabulary Picture Cards
These vocabulary cards showcase some common Veterans Day themes.
The cards come 4 to a page (8 words total). They can be used with many of the activities included in this resource pack. Simply cut them out and laminate them for durability before adding them to your writing centers.
Write It! Strips
Dry erase markers are always a hit in Pre-K and Kindergarten so when I add these vocabulary strips to our writing centers my kids get so excited!
Just print the strips, laminate them, and then add them to your centers with the vocabulary cards.
Your students can write, erase, and write again for tons of themed writing fun!
Mini “Write It!” Book
The mini “Write It!” books are great for labeling and can be used in your centers or as a whole class activity if you put the words in a pocket chart. It’s a great way to introduce the vocabulary words!
The kids pick a card, find the matching picture in their book, and record the word in their best handwriting. There’s even a word for tracing before they write the word themselves!
Trace and Paste Printable
Work on writing and cutting too with the Veterans Day Trace and Paste printable. This activity is especially helpful for working on scissor skills. Plus, it gives students lots of practice with a glue stick too!
Kids trace the words and then cut and paste their matching pictures next to them (using the word cards to help them if needed).
We like to use fun writing tools like skinny markers and colored pencils to trace!
There are even more engaging writing activities in this pack including a “Write the Room” activity and Veterans Day story book!
Plus, at the end of the file, all of the color items also come in black and white for an ink-saving option!
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