Veterans Day Activities

The Veterans Day pages will provide you with great activities and lessons to help you and your students honor our country's heroes. Ideas within the Veteran's Day pages include: scavenger hunts, lesson plans, printable worksheets, and Internet resources.

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Veterans DayVeterans Day is an annual holiday honoring American military veterans. It is observed on November 11 every year, but if it falls on a weekend the closest weekday is used for holiday leave.

Veteran's Day is on:
November 11th

It is celebrated on November 11th because the armistice to end 'World War I' was signed at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, 1918. Originally this day was known as 'Armistice Day' but was changed by Congress in 1954 to 'Veterans Day'.

Check our November Events Calendar for more important dates

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More Lesson Plans! Also see our other November Lesson Plans, Thematic Units and Activities

Celebrate Freedom Hat Grades Elementary
Fun hat to create in honor of those who fought for our freedom.

Handprint Flag Grades Any
Fun art activity.

Honoring Our Veterans Through Poetry Grades 6-8
A read-write-think lesson that requires students to acquire new knowledge and to expand upon their understanding of themselves and the culture of the United States.

Internet Scavenger Hunt: Honoring Our Veterans Grades Various
Students learn about this holiday as they explore the Internet.

Red, White & Blue Windsock
Creative way to show your American pride.

Speakers, Projects Bring Veterans' Stories to Classroom Grades Various
A tremendous amount of resources from Education World.

Veteran's Day - Printable Worksheet Grades Elementary
A worksheet that allows students to practice comprehension skills and learn about the holiday. This worksheet is in PDF format.

Veteran's Day Crafts, Print Outs, & Projects Grades Various
A great collection of resources from Enchanted Learning.

Veteran's Day Newspaper Grades 3-12
While learning about the Veterans Day holiday, students will write a newspaper summarizing the basic conflict of various wars in American history.

and develop an appreciation for people who have served the USA in time of war.

Wall of Peace Grades 5-12
A good activity for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or September 11.

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans Grades K-12
Eve Bunting's The Wall inspires students to write letters to veterans at local veterans' hospitals.

Warriors Chariot
Supporting veterans can come in many creative forms. This charity provides a unique opportunity, pairing supercar owners with veterans to give them a ride they will never forget. Children can learn that helping others can come in many different forms (Notice: Owner of is on the Board of Directors for this nonprofit organization)

What is Veteran's Day? Grades K-8
While practicing comprehension skills, students will learn why Americans celebrate the Veterans Day holiday.

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