April 25th every year.
The day Australian’s stop to think about the sacrifice that many hundreds of men and women made for our country to give us all a free and better life.
This pack contains ideas for Anzac Day for Early Years Classrooms.
The activities and ideas in this pack have been developed to use in conjunction with 2 specific books, but would be easy to use with any children’s book that tells the story and significance of Anzac Day. The two books are, Anzac Biscuits written by Phil Cummings and illustrated by Owen Swan as well as The Red Poppy by David Hill And illustrated by Fifi Colston. Other books that could be used in conjunction with these activities are My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day by Catherine Hoy and illustrated by Benjamin Johnson or Why are they marching, Daddy? by Di Burke and illustrated by Elizabeth Alger.
While there are many different activities that could be completed in conjunction with these, or any Anzac Day books, I have decided to aim these at Lower Primary Children in years Prep-2.
There were not many ready to go resources for Anzac Day when I went looking and this is the reason as to why I decided to create something.
I have included any ACARA outcomes that might be relevant, but obviously there might be more, or different ones that you see fit to use. These have been listed by learning area and year level on pages at the end of the pack.
**This is also somewhat useful for Veteran's Day and Remembrance Day**