Veterans Day is observed on November 11th and was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the truce that helped end World War I. Today, Veterans Day honors the experiences and contributions of service members during times of war and peace. 

In the United States alone, there are over 18 million military veterans. That means there’s a good chance your school has an educator or a student’s relative who served or is serving in the armed forces. In your class, there could even be a student from a military family who has been impacted by their caregiver’s service.

If you’re wondering how to teach your students about Veterans Day, explore these Veterans Day activities, digital resources, and interactive crafts.

8 Resources for Teaching Veterans Day to Elementary Students

Acknowledge this day in your elementary classroom with these reading and writing exercises, social studies lessons, and patriotic art projects. 

Veterans Day Activities and Book by Nicole and Eliceo
Grades K-1

Bilingual, English and Spanish

Veterans Day, America, & Voting – Social Studies Interactive Activities by Reagan Tunstall
Grades K-2

Veterans Day Activities by Latoya Reed
Grades K-2

Veterans Day Digital Interactive Notebook for Google Classroom by Julie Davis
Grades K-2

Veterans Day Craft in English and Spanish by Bilingual Scrapbook
Grades K-2
Bilingual, English and Spanish

Veterans Day Activities and Worksheets by Fishyrobb
Grades 2-3

Digital Veterans Day Writing Activities Bulletin Board, Thank you Cards Letter by The Little Ladybug Shop
Grades 3-4

Veterans Day Craft by TNB Creations
Grades K-6

A Few Bonus Resources That Work for Elementary and Middle Schoolers

Teach a variety of grade levels? These social studies and art activities can help both elementary and middle school students reflect on the experience of those serving in the military.

Veterans Day Activities – Fact Hunt, Doodle Infographic and Poetry Writing by Brain Waves Instruction
Grades 4-7

Patriotic Agamographs | Great Veterans’ Day Activity | Remembrance Day (Canada) by Art with Jenny
Grades 3-8

Find more Veterans Day lessons on TpT to help your students learn more about this day across any grade level or subject area.


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