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4 Ways To Commemorate Anzac Day With Children

16 Apr 2019

4 Ways To Commemorate Anzac Day With Children

ANZAC Day takes place on Thursday 25 April, commemorating all New Zealanders lost in war, and honouring our returned servicemen and women. It is a solemn day of remembrance across Australia and New Zealand. Here are four ways to commemorate this special day with your children.

  1. Read a children's book about ANZAC Day. Ask the librarian at your local library to recommend age-appropriate titles. The Anzac Puppy, by Peter Millett, and The Bantam and the Soldier, by Jennifer Beck, have a lovely focus on friendship.
  2. Bake ANZAC biscuits together. The Heart Foundation's Muesli Cookies are a delicious and healthier version to try (heartfoundation.org.nz/wellbeing/healthy-recipes/muesli-cookies).
  3. Contact your local Royal New Zealand Returned Services' Association (RSA) and see if there are any family activities planned for ANZAC Day. Visit rsa.org.nz to find your local RSA.
  4. If your children are interested in meeting some returned servicemen or women, your local RSA may be able to put you in touch with someone who would be willing to speak to your children about their experiences.