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Remembrance Day

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

– Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae

As November 11 is fast-approaching, we recognize the importance of remembering and the bravery of veteran heroes around the world on Remembrance Day. To mark the day and remember the family members of students who have served, decorate your classroom with poppy wreaths! Check out our previous Remembrance Day posts for craft ideas and inspiration.

This year, we suggest a simple craft:

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Age: 4+

Duration: 10 minutes

Learning Outcomes: Explore history and memory with young students. This is also a good time for a genealogy lesson; challenge students to ask parents about family members who may have served in WWI. Exercise fine motor skills.

You’ll Need:


Download and print out the cross template. Students can cut the crosses out. To add some rigidity to your cross, glue the paper to cardboard or card stock and trim away the excess.


Decorate your cross. We have chosen to do a simple outline and write “Lest We Forget” on our cross, but students can tailor their crosses to specific family members, or choose to decorate in another way.

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Complete your poppy.

Once your poppy is complete, glue it to the cross.

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Show us your Remembrance Day spirit by sending us photos of your class wreaths to us! Contact us through the contact form. We will feature the photos in one of our upcoming posts!