Veterans Day Activities, Printables & Lessons

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History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, which commemorated the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Today, Veteran’s Day honors all of America’s veterans for their patriotism, their service, and their sacrifice for their country. Despite an attempt to move the date of Veterans Day when the Uniform Holiday Bill was signed, it was returned to its original date and continues to be observed on November 11 each year.

Classroom Activities for Veterans Day

Use TeacherVision's cross-curricular Veterans Day lesson plans, worksheets, and activities to help students learn about the contributions veterans have made to their country. There are Veterans Day worksheets to honor heroes, pop-up art books to make, literature guides, patriotic songs, flag factsheets, historical references, and many more Veterans Day activities for students of all grade levels.

Veterans Day Activity Packets

Celebrate Veterans Day with your elementary students using these activity packets, which feature ELA, social studies, art, and music activities, and include instructions, worksheets, and printables.

Veterans Day Videos

These short videos and extension activities have been specially selected for elementary, middle school, and high school grades, to help students of all grade levels learn more about the history and importance of Veterans Day.


Use our printables to enhance your Veterans Day lessons. Choose from worksheets on the origins of Veterans Day, reading comprehension activities, and reading warm-ups.

Veterans Day Lesson Plans

Choose from these lesson plans to help students learn about the history of Veterans Day in more depth. Write a class newspaper, read and discuss a story about Veteran's Day, or explore Veteran's Day through poetry.

Reading & Language Arts Resources for Veterans Day

Teach your students about Veteran's Day through reading comprehension activities, studying poetry, and writing activities.

Veterans Day Choice Boards

Let your students choose from a variety of activities to commemorate and learn about Veterans Day. These choice boards are perfect for early-finisher, extension, or take-home activities.

Music Activities

Incorporate music into your Veterans Day lessons by teaching about the background of the National Anthem and other patriotic songs.

Social Studies Resources

Explore these activities and worksheets, perfect for social studies lessons. Choose from resources on the story of Veterans Day, patriotic flag resources, or ideas for commemorating Veterans Day in the classroom or in the wider school community.

History Resources for Veterans Day

Dive into the history of American veterans with these printables and activities. Explore the origins of Veterans Day, learn about important battles in history and the brave veterans who fought in U.S. wars.

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