Use this printable poppy craft template when commemorating Memorial Day and Veterans Day with your students.
Remember the Fallen with a Red Poppy Craft Activity
Poppies have been associated with Veterans Day and Memorial Day for decades thanks to the American Legion, which worked with Congress to have the Friday prior to Memorial Day declared National Poppy Day. Because poppies flourished in Europe after the end of World War I, these flowers serve as tributes to soldiers who have fought and died for our country.
The red poppy is the national emblem of remembrance. We wear the red poppy in memory of our soldiers who laid down their lives in battle. It is also a symbol of respect and camaraderie between the soldiers of all branches of the United States Armed Forces.
This simple, yet beautiful classroom craft activity has students coloring, cutting, and assembling a poppy of their very own. Have your students work as a group to make enough poppies to form a Memorial Day or Veterans’ Day wreath.
Assembling Your Memorial & Veterans Day Crafts
- Color the petal sections red.
- Cut out each of the pieces of the poppy.
- Attach the sections together at the center using a brad or paper fastener to secure the pieces together.
- Combine student-made poppies and staple them to your board to create a beautiful poppy wreath.
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