Veterans Day Activities for Kindergarten

November 11th is Veterans Day, an important holiday to be sure.  But a holiday which young children have a difficult time understanding.  Therefor we’ve compiled and created some great Veterans Day activities for kindergarten to help them learn about and appreciate this day.


What is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is a holiday to honor veterans.  It is a day to show our gratitude for their willingness to serve and protect our country.  A veteran is someone who has served in the United States military.  Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th.  This holiday was originally Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of World War I, when the Armistice Treaty was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.   In 1954, the name was officially changed to Veterans Day to honor all veterans.  In this article you will find some great Veterans Day activities for kindergarten.

Books About Veterans Day for Kids

Understanding what a veteran is can be tough, especially for children.   A good way to teach young students about the people who serve in the military is to read them a book.  Here are a few of our favorite books to read on this holiday.  Click on the book title to purchase from Amazon.  

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Hero Mom is a children's book.
Hero Dad is a children's book.

Hero Mom and Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin are great books to read on this day.  These beautiful books are about what makes military mothers and fathers superheroes.

Veterans: Heroes in our Neighborhood is a children's book.

Veterans: Heroes in our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein is a fantastic book which shows students that veterans live all around us. 

If you are looking for a printable Veterans Day book for your students, we included one in our Veterans Day resources.  Happy Veterans Day! is a great easy reader with repetitive text and shows the different branches of the military.  Keep reading to learn more about our Veterans Day product.  We think it’s pretty special!

Veterans Day Presentation

Looking for a great digital presentation on Veterans Day? This google slides presentation has facts about Veterans Day in kid friendly language.  It is perfect as a mini lesson when teaching about Veterans Day and comes with some wonderful Veterans Day printables. 

Veterans Day Worksheets for Kindergarten

These Veterans Day printables include thank you letters to veterans, differentiated writing pages for students to demonstrate what they’ve learned, a Veterans Day coloring page, and a Veterans Day easy reader.  After showing the Veterans Day presentation (seen above) as a mini lesson, the writing pages work great as a student work period.  We loved using the thank you letter templates to have our students write a letter to a veteran.  All of our writing templates are differentiated to meet the needs of your students. 

Veterans Day Videos for Kids

These fantastic videos are teacher approved and perfect when teaching about Veterans Day. 

Veterans Day Facts for Kids 6:12   This video teaches about Veterans Day in a kid friendly way. 

Veterans Day / PBS Kids 1:16   This short video also has some great facts about Veterans Day for kids. 

Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day / Veterans Day Facts for Kids 6:07  This educational video from American History for Kids does a good job explaining the history of Veterans Day using puppets and children.

Happy Veterans Day

Veterans Day activities for kindergarten are made simple with these great resources!  You can purchase our Veterans Day resource (presentation and printables) from our Teachers Pay Teachers store.  

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