Friday, 11 November 2011

Paper Plate Poppy Wreaths for 11/11

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The kiddos and I made this paper plate poppy wreath to commemorate Remembrance Day this year*. They're obv too young for the symbolism to make an impact, but after reading about how Montessorian theory recommends non-fiction books I did take a book about WW2 out of the library to give the children a  frame of reference. I doubt they made the link between the poppies and the soldiers, even during our conversations, but it was the first time we've approached non-fiction (that wasn't dinosaur related) and it was a learning experience for us all.

While the kiddos got on with sticking down their tissue paper circles onto the rim of a paper plate I stitched up this quick felt poppy to wear on my coat*.

Even if the kiddos don't understand the relevance of the activity and are too young to discuss death and war I think the poppies look lovely hanging on our door!

*p.s. I did make a donation to the British Legion Poppy Appeal and the kiddos emptied all their change into a collection tin, but the paper poppies and sharp pins are not the best idea with small kiddos around. This way I have supported the charity, but also engaged the children's interest and made something that will last


  1. This is beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us on Monday Madness.

  2. What a wonderful idea! I would love it if you would share it at my sharing party at Thank you!

  3. these came out great.
    Thanks for sharing & linking to the Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you this week.


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