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Anzac Day Crafts, Activities & Info

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.  25th April of each year marks the anniversary of both Australian and New Zealand soldiers landing in Gallipoli, the first major military action of the First World War.  Here are some links if you would like to learn more about Anzac Day.Following are some links to various activities and crafts which might come in handy to you if you wish to teach your Children a bit more about Anzac Day.

Printable Worksheets
Activity Village:  Australian Flag Colouring Page
Activity Village: New Zealand Flag Colouring Page

Crafts
Australian War Memorial:  Make Your Own Poppy
DLTK:  Poppy Wreath

Interactive
Anzac Day:  ANZAC PUZZLES Interactive Activity
Anzac Day:  Flying the Flag Interactive Activity
Australian War Memorial: Kids HQ

Anzac Biscuit Recipes
Australian War Memorial: Anzac Biscuit Recipe
Anzac Day:  About Anzac Biscuits and Recipe

Classroom Activities
Anzac Day:  Activities for Early Childhood
NZ History:  Anzac Day Social Studies Activity New Zealand, levels 4 and 5
Anzac Day:  Classroom Activities

Information Websites
Australian War Memorial:  The Anzac Day Tradition – what is Anzac Day, why is it so special?
ANZAC.GOVT.NZ:  Significance of Anzac Day
Anzac Day:  Anzac Day Education Information and Activities
New Zealand History Online: Anzac Day, the Ceremony, the Red Poppy and more

In Australia many of us attend a Dawn Service, dawn was the original time of landing in Gallipoli.  Later in the day ex-servicemen and women meet to take part in marches through the major cities and in many suburbs or towns as well.  Commemorative Services are often held later in the day, following the Anzac Parades at War Memorials across the country.

“The Last Post” is usually played at Dawn Services in Australia:

I hope this post has been informative. Feel free to express your appreciation to our soldiers (past and present) in the comment box below.


Reviewed: 16 April 2013

1 comment

  1. Miki mouse & Anna

    Hi

    we feel really sad for the people who fought for us for freedom

    Anna and Miki mouse

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