Teaching Your Kids About Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day is an important day for our country. It is our chance to honor those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. As adults, we understand its importance. For kids, it can be quite confusing, especially if they do not know anyone who has served in the military. There are some easy ways you can teach your children about the importance of Veteran's Day.
1. Talk about what it means to be in the military and their importance to the lives we all get to live. Explain the concepts of freedom and sacrifice and talk about some of the freedoms they have in their life.
2. Meet with someone who has served in the military. If you know of someone in your family or ocmmunity that has served in the military, ask to meet with them so they can explain what their role was and talke a little about their experiences. Don't forget to thank him/her for their service . A nice touch to the visit would be a homemade thank you cad from your child or a batch of homemade cookies
3. Read a book: The odds are you don't have alot of books at home related to Veterans Day, or the military. This is a great reason to visit your local public library . Your local library is a a great resource for these specialized books. And they may even have a special display/ other information that you and your child might find interesting.
4. Make Thank You Cards: Get out the crayson and the paint and make some thank you cards for a special Veteran or Veterans you don't even know. There may be a local veterans' home or VFW chapter close by that you can even drop them off. However, if this isn't the case. If you don't have any place to take your cards locally, this site provide some good tips.
5. Attend a Veterans Day parade/ local celebration : Some communities have their
own local events. Some even have parades. Check out how your community is honoring Veterans and participate. You might even find some events online
Don't let the day go by without using this as a teaching moment. These men and women have all sacrificed so much so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.
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