Veterans Day Resources


I was planning for Veterans Day and while it isn’t exactly a strategy, all public schools are required to recognize this holiday and my research might prove useful.

On my team, we’ll read the following printable during homeroom as our morning work. It is a reading comprehension with questions about the holiday from ABC Teach.

I’m testing on the day before Veterans Day, so after their test, students will create and color cards for our local veterans. My principal has connections with the VFW, and will deliver all of the cards there.

I made the cards using Microsoft Word and images from apples4theteacher,, and the Holiday Zone. PDF copies of the cards I made are attached to this post. I put a few “generic” phrases on the board to start them thinking, and encourage them to write from their heart.

Other coloring/activity pages:

The Holiday Zone

Enchanted Learning – Veteran’s Day

Vicki Blackwell’s Site (done for her Marine son) 

VA for Kids (online games and fast facts)

Patriotic Stickers to Print

ClassroomJr. Veteran’s Day Site 

And of course, the History Channel’s Veterans Day resource site!


3 comments so far

  1. Ann/OpGrat volunteer on

    Found you on twitter and love to see all that you’re doing in your classroom to honor veterans on Veterans Day! If your students want to pursue more ways to support our U.S. military, I hope you will consider pointing them to our website: This holiday season, Operation Gratitude — a non-profit 501c3 organization funded entirely by donations and run by volunteers — will send a total of 60,000 care packages to troops currently deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. In each care package, we try to put at least one hand-written letter of thanks from a grateful American. Students’ letters and drawings are especially wonderful and appreciated! Please check out the website for more information, or let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much!

  2. mrsgannon on

    What a wonderful program! I will definately bring it up at our grade level meeting – thank you!

  3. Ann/OpGrat volunteer on

    That’s great! Thank you!

    I thought of one more thing that might be of interest to you and/or your students:

    We’re having a “Guess the Candy Weight” contest where folks can write a letter (online) to the troops and then are eligible to make a guess about how many pounds of candy we received through our Halloween Candy Buy-Back promotion. The winning guess (closest without going over) will receive a $250 Target gift card, and the writer of a randomly-drawn letter of appreciation will win an X Box 360.

    We’ll print hard copies of the online letters and include them in our care packages. Contest rules:

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