We are a proud military family and love supporting our troops and veterans! Our kids have been to a dozen or more send offs and welcome homes and enough military funerals to know freedom isn't free.
For this Veteran's Day we made a Bingo Bottle Poppy Craft to show our support and appreciation to Military Veterans. I love arts and crafts, but with 6 kids the mess can sometimes be overwhelming. That why I love painting with these Bingo Bottles (similar to Do-A-Dot Markers).
If you are braver than I, you can easily do this craft with fingerprints as well. I also have a free template on Teacher's Pay Teacher's website that you can download and paint the poppies printed on it.
The girls made five red dots in a circle and our older boys put a green dot in the middle to make the poppy flower. We gave our 2 year old ample paper to make a "poppy field" on. After reading Flander's Field we wrote a little poem on each of the cards.
"I have a little poppy,
As red as red can be,
To show that I remember
Those who fought to make me free."
You can drop these cards off at the local VFW, or canvas social media to find some Veteran's or local events.
Here are some books our children have enjoyed reading about the military.
*Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin (there is also Hero Mom)
To all of our Veteran's, Happy Veteran's Day!
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