I was explaining to Tiana (7 yrs) about ANZAC Day.
Being the inquisitive soul she is asked a lot of questions. Some I could answer… some I couldnt. I like to be able to answer correctly and give her answers that she can understand without being too complicated. Together we did some research to find out. Did you know why?
- wearing poppies is significant
- fly the flag at half mast
- the sounding of The Last Post represents
- why we have a period of silence
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.
We are off to make our own poppy to wear on ANZAC Day. You might like to make one too! Download this great craft idea and you and the kids can make it together and talk about why its so important to keep the ANZAC spirit alive.
Tiana also made this for me. ran around the garden to get some Rosemary to remember the ANZACs and why we have a special day to pay tribute to them and the poppies in the fields. Its a special one and I am so very pleased she just went and did it as a present for me… no prompting at all!!