Veterans Day Activities

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On November 11, we celebrate our veterans. This worksheet packet is full of Veterans Day activities for elementary-aged students.

This eight-page set of worksheets will help you explain who our veterans are and why we celebrate them year after year.

This set of free printables is perfect for your kindergarten and elementary lesson plans. They are perfect for kids ages 5-10.

Veterans Day Activities

Because these worksheets are print-and-go, they are perfect for busy moms and homeschool co-op teachers. There is no prep work involved.

Young learners will love working through these activities in the days leading up to Veterans Day.


All you need to do to prepare these worksheets is print them out! It’s that easy.

However, if you’d like to make them reusable, you can laminate them after printing them out.

Then, kids can complete the pages with a dry erase marker and wipe them clean when they’re done.

What’s Included?

Veterans Day Thank You Badges – There are four “thank you” badges that kids can print, cut out, and present to their favorite veteran.

Letter Writing Paper – On this page, kids can write a friendly letter to a veteran thanking them for their service.

Defining a Hero – Children are challenged to come up with ten words to describe a military hero.

Parts of Speech – Students will sort words according to their part of speech – noun, verb, and adjective.

Coloring Page – While some of the pages in this pack are best for older kids, this one can be completed by kids of all ages.

Word Search – Children will search for ten Veterans Day words among the grid.

Dot to Dot – Students will connect the dots from 1 to 43 to draw the United States of America.

Writing Prompt – Kids will write what they’ve learned about Veterans Day using the word bank at the bottom of the page.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Veterans Day. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Veterans Day (Bullfrog Books: Holidays)The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to VeteransH is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet


Veterans Day – In Veterans Day, early readers will learn about the American holiday of Veterans Day and the ways people celebrate it.

The Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans – Almost single-handedly, Moina worked to establish the red poppy as the symbol to honor and remember soldiers. And she devoted the rest of her life to making sure the symbol would last forever. Thanks to her hard work, that symbol remains strong today.

H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet – Written by the son of a career officer, this book explores the branches of the Armed Services and speaks from the heart about the honor, privileges and sacrifices of military families everywhere.

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