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

4 comments:

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

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  2. What a wonderful idea! I would love it if you would share it at my sharing party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/11/sharing-saturday-5.html. Thank you!

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  3. these came out great.
    Thanks for sharing & linking to the Sunday Showcase! Hope to see you this week.
    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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