Today I’d love to share with you some great ideas for making your own free Veterans Day lapbook.
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- Read several of the books listed at this post: Veteran’s Day Book Ideas for Elementary, Middle, and High School.
- Find printable lapbook mini-booklet templates and print out several different choices from Homeschool Share. (That’s what I used for the lapbook pictures below.) A couple of other sites where you can find free templates are Heart of Wisdom and HomeschoolHelperOnline. If you’d like to type the questions on the booklet, you can download the Type-It-In Lapbook Template pack from Hands of a Child. I got mine at CurrClick. (See how that one looks with my free Martin Luther lapbook here.)
- Choose the questions from below and have your kids write the answers.
- Tape or paste the booklets into a file folder.
Ideas for Questions to Put on Mini-Booklets for your free Veterans Day lapbook.:
- Why do we celebrate Veterans Day? To honor those who have served and still do serve in the U.S. military
- What are the 5 branches of the Armed Forces? Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
- What is a Veteran? A person who has served in the armed forces during war or peacetime.
- What day is Veterans Day each year? November 11
- Why was November 11 chosen to be Veterans Day? It was originally called Armistice Day because World War 1 (called the Great War) ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.
- Who first began the celebration of Armistice Day? President Woodrow Wilson said the U.S. should celebrate the first anniversary of Armistice Day with parades and meetings, and businesses stopped for 2 minutes at 11:00 a.m.
- When did Armistice Day become a legal federal holiday? 1938
- When was the name changed to Veterans Day? In 1954 President D. Eisenhower changed the name to further honor Veterans of World War II and the Korean War.
- Cut out pictures of different uniforms and match them to the correct branch of armed forces.
- Name 5 patriotic songs: “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “America” (“My Country ‘Tis of Thee”),” America the Beautiful”, “God Bless America”, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” (among others)
- Write out one verse of a patriotic song.
- Name several ways people celebrate Veterans Day: church services, visiting cemetery, schools and businesses have the day off, invite Veterans to speak at your school or event, provide free meals or services to Veterans.
- How many Veterans are there? Since the U.S. formed in 1776, over 48 million Americans have served in the military.
- Where does the word “veteran” come from? “Veteran” comes from the Latin word veteranus which means “old”.
- Name different wars the United States has been in? Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, War on Terror
- Draw an American Flag. How many stars (50); how many stripes (13)?
Get lots more ideas from the books you read. Did you make the free Veterans Day lapbook? Share with us in the comments!
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- List of Veterans Day Books for Elementary, Middle, and High School
- Veterans Day Activites for Kids
- Other Veterans Day Activities
- Free 15-Minute Music Lesson on Music for Veterans Day
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