Thursday, 26 April 2012

Lest our kids forget

We decided that Mr Sociable was old enough this year to learn a bit about ANZAC Day. He is very interested in soldiers at the moment and loves hearing about the way that they protect people. Although he is a bit young for a dawn service, Franky & I did a few simple things at home to start teaching him about the importance of ANZAC Day. We think it's important for kids to know our history and to remember the sacrifices that soldiers have made (and continue to make) to serve others.

Mr Sociable asked a lot of questions in the lead up to ANZAC Day - Franky and I did a lot of explaining! We talked about soldiers, World Wars 1 & 2, other wars and duties of soldiers.

We talked about rosemary - that people wear as a sign of remembrance. Mr Sociable was keen to wear some too!

ANZAC Biscuits
Mr Sociable and I made ANZAC biscuits together. We talked about why they are called ANZAC biscuits and how they were used in WW1.

What did you do for ANZAC Day this year?


Carolyn said...

I also think it's important to teach kids about Anzac Day while they are still young. Next year I'm going to make Anzac cookies with my girls, I didn't think about it until I saw your post. I did some Anzac crafts with my day care kids using a poppy as the theme but next year I'd like to work with Rosemary.

Erin @ Lohtown Life said...

I didn't think about doing crafts - great idea! :)

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