Remembrance Day is always a difficult subject to broach with little ones. Yet, one that we don't really want to forego. As anticipated, my educators and I found ourselves juggling those two questions: WHAT can/should we share about Remembrance Day and HOW make an impact without making children feel scared or sad.
We decided to focus on the positive aspects that war has brought into their lives. We read age-appropriate stories about Peace, showed them photos of Poppies, and had a discussion. We talked about a war that occured a long time ago which has allowed us now to live in a peaceful country. We talked about the fact that some other countries in the world still have war and children living there do not all have the opportunity to live in a peaceful country like us. We talked about the fact that wearing poppies or displaying poppies helps us remember as well as feeling united with others that remember with us.
Then we showed pictures of the white crosses installation on Memorial Drive. This is when our Remembrance Day project was born.
So here is our collective project :
Between November 7 and 10: We will add one more POPPY on our fence for every SHARE or LIKE of this post on SOCIAL MEDIAS.