Remembrance Day is hard to explain to little ones but I wanted to do something with my kids if only to get them to start recognizing the poppy and eventually understand its significance. So this morning my toddler and my preschooler set to work on making fingerprint poppy wreaths.
What you need:
-White or light coloured piece of construction paper
-Red finger paint
-Green or black finger paint
-A small plate or something to put the paint on
Ready to paint!
Use your thumb dipped in red paint to make the outside of the poppy. Use your index finger (or adults can use their baby finger) dipped in green paint to make the centre of the poppy. Black paint works for the centre too.
Two years ago my husband and I visited the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. I was inspired and haunted by the images we saw and the stories we read but also left feeling incredibly lucky that so many men and women made such sacrifice so that we could live in the fortunate country that Canada is today.
My husband is a history buff and I know when the kids are old enough he will make sure they understand the significance of our country's history and why we always need to honour and remember our soldiers.
Looking for more Remembrance Day crafts?
Submitted by momstown Oakville