If you can’t make one of the official ANZAC Day Dawn Services or Marches, it doesn’t mean you can’t commemorate ANZAC Day. Here are some ways to get into the ANZAC spirit from home.
Make a poppy wreath
Hang it on your front fence, your letterbox or in a front window. RSL Queensland has instructions on how to make and a downloadable template here.
For something different, we love this one by schoolmum.net.
Talk to your children about ANZAC Day
The Australian War Memorial has some fantastic resources which will help you talk to your children about Anzac Day. Click here.
Research whether you have any family members that were in World War I or World War II
You may need to call the oldies in your family for this one! Once you find out some details you can research the family member on the internet. You will be amazed at what records can be found online.
Bake some Anzac biscuits
Do you like them chewy or crunchy? Here’s our favourite recipe.
While not traditional, this Donna Hay ANZAC Caramel slice is delicious! Click here for recipe.
We did this ANZAC art at home and it was really easy! The kids used paint brushes and green paint to create the grass and stems. Then they used the lid from a milk carton to create the red poppies. We didn’t have black paint for the middle so we used a black sharpie once the paint was dry.
We also love this one – paper plate poppies. You can find details on creating it here.
For other ideas and kids activities, Castle Hill RSL has released a special Anzac Activity Pack – click here