I usually don't have more than a day or two to devote to teaching my students about Veterans Day, so in the past, I've tried to find quick, low-prep activities that are still engaging for my students to learn about this important day.
The easiest place to start is by finding some great books that tell the history of Veterans Day in kid-friendly language. Here are some fantastic books to start your collection:
My two favorites pictured above are H is for Honor and the Rookie Read About Holidays: Veterans Day.
Videos are also a great way to get students interested in new topics. I found this great little video on Youtube that tells about Veterans Day in a way that young students will understand. I'll definitely be showing this one to my first graders this year!
We also made a Veterans Day hat with three badges on it to tell about the importance of the day.
You can download the hat for FREE by clicking on the picture below!