1-2-3 Come Do a Veterans Day Activity With Me
Keeping in mind that teachers have very little time to add extra activities to their already crammed day, I designed this Veteran's Day packet with lots of easy-peasy activities, for math and literacy.
They cover a variety of standards such as shapes, numbers, skip counting, 3D cylider shape, ABAB patterning, upper & lowercase letters, plus LOTS of writing options.
These can be done as independent centers or with a whole group, and are great for table top activities, early finishers, centers, homework, or a sub folder.
There are craftivities, games, graphic organizers, vocabulary-building activities, puzzles, worksheets, & writing prompts, plus interesting information about Veterans Day and poppies.
The creative writing prompts, are made more meaningful if you inform students that you'll be sending their completed projects to real veterans
I've included a link with a complete list of all the retirement homes for every state.
You can imagine the smiles a packet of "paper dog tag thank you notes" will bring to some lonely veterans.
The dog tag writing prompt is my personal favorite.
There are lots of choices that not only work for Veterans Day, but also Memorial Day and other patriotic holidays as well.
Such as the military puzzles, and the shape, number & alphabet games.
The colorful puzzles are perfect for a center, while children can choose one of 12 black & white options, to create their own.
The number cards go all the way up to 120, and I've included a 3-page tip list of all sorts of activities that you can do with them, including lots of games.
Likewise, the patriotic "danglers" can be used at other times too.
As with all of my "craftivities" I try to include writing prompt options.
Making windsocks throughout the year, really helps my kiddos understand that 3D shape, as well as add that word to their vocabulary.
I've included an alphabetical list of 86 patriotic words that students can choose from to write on the stars.
Older students can complete a "Thank you for...." writing prompt on the strips.
Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to have a look see: Veterans Day Activities For Math & Literacy.
In honor of my dad, who drove a tank in the army, and in celebration of veterans, I'm knocking $3 off for a limited time, so this whopping 113-page packet is just $6.95.
Here's hoping your students will really enjoy making a little something special for our courageous veterans.
The featured FREEBIE today, is a set of telling analog & digital time, to the hour & half hour, turkey-themed cards.
I've included a tip-list of how to use the cards, an assessment worksheet, plus a cover and black & white page to make an Itty Bitty Telling Time booklet.
I hope you find this useful.
Well that's it for today. Time to get cracking, as the Polar Seal guys are coming to replace the window in my office tomorrow, so I'll be out of commission!
But woo hoo; no more freezing all day long because of a huge 50-year old window with a breeze! My sill actually gets covered in ice & bits of snow on the inside!
Wishing you a warm & cozy, snuggly kind of day.
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross