5 Ways to commemorate Anzac Day with kids

With ANZAC Day fast approaching, now is the perfect time for families to start planning how they can come together and honour the sacrifices of our ANZACs. And there are many ways to commemorate Anzac Day with kids and create memories together. Whether young or old, ANZAC Day has something for everyone. RSL Queensland has put together its top five easy, affordable and kid-friendly ideas to get everyone in the ANZAC spirit on this day of remembrance.


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5 ways to commemorate Anzac Day with kids

Head to your local RSL Sub-branch and attend an ANZAC Service

There are hundreds of services held across the state. From Dawn Services for early risers to Day Services held typically from mid-morning to early afternoon. There are also marches to honour current and ex-serving members of the defence force. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth service, all members of the public are invited to join in. And it is a very poignant way to commemorate Anzac Day with kids. Visit the RSL Queensland website for your nearest service.

Bake some ANZAC Biscuits

There are few things tastier than a roasty toasty ANZAC Biscuit fresh out of the oven. We have a great ANZAC Biscuit recipe here. This is also the perfect opportunity to share the history of the humble ANZAC Biscuit with your little helpers over a cuppa.

Plant a rosemary bush

The rosemary stem is a traditional symbol of remembrance on ANZAC Day. For all those green thumbs out there, this is the perfect opportunity to add a low-maintenance and evergreen plant to your garden as a symbol of commemoration all year round.

Reflect on your family history

Many families have ties to wartime, and this ANZAC Day is the perfect opportunity to share these stories with the generations, keeping their memories alive. Resources such as the State Library of Queensland’s First 5 Forever Program offer great tips for having a conversation with young ones about the history of ANZAC Day.

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Get creative!

Unleash your little one’s inner Picasso with some arts and crafts, such as a rosemary wreath or paper poppies for your home. Kids are invited to participate in the Postcards of Honour initiative, where they can decorate a postcard to thank and honour our veterans for their service. It’s a creative yet meaningful way to commemorate ANZAC day with kids.

Find more Anzac Day craft ideas you can do with the kids here. And for those who love to read, try these 10 Top Anzac Day books for kids.


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