Remembrance Day is a really important festival in the UK and around the world. It’s a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War, with the aim to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
This Sunday we will be attending the annual Remembrance Day Memorial Service for Scouts, as both our children are Beaver Scouts. This will be our third year attending and it’s a beautiful service. We’ve tried a few crafts around the theme of Remembrance and this year we made a variety of Remembrance Day painted stones to leave near our local war memorial.
Remembrance Day painted stones
To make our painted stones we used
Chalkola Pens in red and black
Pinty Plus Gloss Varnish
Poppies have such a simple shape which means kids can draw these straight onto the stones. I drew the outline of the petals first then filled in with the red chalk pen. I left the stones to dry for 5 minutes before adding the outline and stamen in black chalk pen. I decided to add some words such as Remember, 1914-1919, and lest we forget – just to make it obvious that these were special painted stones.
It’s a simple craft activity but a great way to talk to your children about Remembrance Day and why it’s important.
I think we’re going to leave these by our local War Memorial for others to find, or perhaps we’ll take a few to the Memorial Chapel in the woods on Sunday.
You may be interested in our other Remembrance Day crafts for kids: