This easy Remembrance Day Craft is a great activity for kids. You can make this Coffee Filter Poppy using supplies you already have around your home or classroom. It also helps kids learn about watercolours, colour blending, and action/reaction.
This craft is great for pre-school/kindergarten aged kids all the way up to older kids.
Remembrance Day Craft
You will need:
- 2 white coffee filters
- Markers (red and black)
- construction paper
- Take white coffee filters and scribble all over them with red marker (kids love scribbling). Colour both sides please.
- Dip your fingers in water and sprinkle water all over the coffee filters. Watch as the water blends into the red marker.
- Allow the coffee filter to dry (TIP: turn a glass over and hang the coffee filter over it – as shown in the 5th picture from top)
- When dry, take your scissors and cut the coffee filters into 4 pieces (that means you cut each coffee filter in half – around the seam).
- Tape the 4 pieces of coloured coffee filter in a flower shape (you could call it a circle) onto a piece of construction paper.
- Using a black marker, draw a circle in the middle of your Remembrance Day Craft (this is the poppy’s black centre).
Remember to check Parent Club crafts and boredom busters each holiday for easy kids’ activity ideas.
Guess What? – In Flander’s Field
Did you know that the famous poem “In Flander’s Field” was written by a Canadian soldier (and doctor) named John McCrae. It is often read on Remembrance Day.In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.