It’s November and time to don a poppy in respect of all our war heroes both here and gone. My children notice the felt poppies on lapels and often ask about the significance which is an important lesson for our kids but needs to be told in a simple way.
It’s tough to find a book that is simple enough (and not scary) for young kids (mine are under age 5) so I just explain the poppy is a nice gesture to say thank-you for those who have helped us have such a wonderful life in Canada. Scholastic Canada does have many books but they are geared for the over age 6 set, you can find a link here.
To make your own poppy craft, my word of “simple” is dominant as always.
- Black (or any colour) construction paper
- White paper
- Red & green bingo dabbler
- Scissors & glue
Draw a large poppy shape on the white paper.
Let your child go nuts with the bingo dabber to paint away and fill in the flower & its centre.
Cut out the flower (if your child had lots of fun outside the lines you can then cut along the original lines if you want it to still be poppy shapes.
Glue the poppy (when dry) to the background piece of paper.
Hang proudly as a gesture of thanks to all of our veterans and Canadian soldiers.