As Veterans’ Day approaches I like to talk with my kids about the role the military plays in our country and the lives of military familes. We’ve explored age-appropriate ways to teach young kids about Veterans’ Day in the past, and this free printable Thank You Veterans Military Easy Reader is one very simple way to teach kids about the branches of the military and say thank you to veterans. Use it for your Veteran’s Day activities in preschool or kindergarten.
Thank You Veterans Military Easy Reader
In this short video you can see the super simple cut and staple method you can use to put your easy readers together. It’s a huge time saver if you are preparing class sets of books. You can also see all of the pages included in the free printable.
The Thank You Veterans easy reader includes one page of thanks to each of the five branches of the military.
Kids can color each page and learn more about the uniforms and vehicles of each military branch. This can be done as a morning arrival activity, or you can have kids color as they listen to a favorite picture book about veterans.
Somehow I didn’t get a picture of two of my favorite pages in this free printable book, but you can catch a glimpse of them in the video above.
The first page is a special page that thanks military families. As I said before I like to include discussions of the lives of military families in our Veteran’s Day activities. I think it helps little learners make connections.
The book ends with a special page for kids to write a thank you note to veterans. I love seeing what kids have to say on this special page!