Poppy Colouring Pages: Learning About Remembrance Day with Children

Poppies are traditionally used as symbols of love, peace, and remembrance. They represent many different things such as hope, innocence, and faithfulness.

These poppy colouring pages offer a wonderful way to express yourself through art, while introducing the topic of Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday with the children – Also known as Poppy Day.

Whether you want to explore your creativity or spend quality time with someone dear to you, we hope you enjoy these free printable poppy colouring pages for kids.

lest we forget poppies for Remembrance Day

November 11th, Remembrance Day, is coming up. This occasion, also known as Armstice Day, is marked across Britain and the Commonwealth states including Canada and has a similar meaning and message to Veteran’s Day which is commemorated in the USA.

Wherever you are, it’s valuable for our children to learn about the conflicts and hardships that our countries have seen in years gone by and to appreciate those who lost their lives to battle.

Why not mark this important commemoration day with your children? It’s an opportunity for our kids to learn about the sacrifices made by those who served in various wars and how our lives are different because of them.

Use our free printable poppy colouring pages and writing prompts to teach your children about Remembrance Day this November.

Poppies on a green background

Sadly, many children don’t know the meaning behind Remembrance Day and this often leads to them not understanding why people wear poppies or why we stop what we’re doing at 11:00am on November 11th. This blog post will provide parents with some great tools to teach their kids about Remembrance Day and make it a meaningful experience for them.

There are many ways that children can participate in Remembrance Day at school or at home with family members. They can write letters to fallen soldiers, help plant a remembrance garden, or research life during wartime.

poppy wreath for Remembrance Sunday their name liveth for evermore

Free Printable Poppy Colouring Pages

Download the full PDF file via the link at the end of this blog post. Here is a preview of the Remembrance Day colouring pages that we have put together, featuring poppies and commemorative words to colour.

free printable poppy colouring pages for kids to learn about Remembrance Day, also has more printable resources like poems and writing prompts

Remembrance Day Poppy Lest We Forget Colouring Page

poppy coloring page lest we forget

Poppy 11:11 Colouring Page for Armstice Day

poppy coloring page 11:11 armistice day

Full Page of Poppies to Colour

poppy coloring page

We Will Remember Them Colouring Page

poppy coloring page we will remember them

Free Printable Poppy Writing Sheets for Remembrance Day

Use these printable poppy border letter writing pages for Remembrance Day writing activities.

Remembrance Day Writing Ideas

On these Poppy Writing Pages you can ask the children to write a letter of thanks to a fallen soldier, or you could try writing your own Remembrance Day poem.

We will include a few poems below for inspiration and discussion.

Printable Remembrance Day Poppy Writing Sheets

Poppy Frame with Lines

poppy writing prompt for Remembrance day with lined paper

Poppy Frame With No Lines

poppy border

Remembrance Day Poems

For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon

This verse from For the Fallen is the most commonly recognised verse of poetry read at Remembrance Day sermons and ceremonies

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

Why are Poppys used as a symbol of World War soldiers? It is partly due to this iconic poem, In Flanders Fields by John McCrae.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
        In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
        In Flanders fields.

poppy cross for soldiers

You can find even more Remembrance Day poems to look at with the children on the Project Britain site.

Download the Printables

Download the entire PDF pack with all the colouring pages and writing prompts together in one file below. Click the download button below the file preview

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free printable resources for kids to learn about Remembrance Day, poems, writing prompts and coloring pages

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