Anzac Day Crafts and Activities
Anzac Day Crafts, Games and Activities for families
Anzac Day is one of the most special days of the year. It is a true national day accompanied by intense feelings of both pride and sadness. We put together a list of family friendly things to do on Anzac day.
1. Attend a Dawn Service
There is nothing more moving than listening to the hauntingly beautiful Last Post as dawn breaks. the emotion in the air as the fallen are remembered is palpable. For a full list of services view: Bundaberg Anzac Day Services and Fraser Coast Region Anzac Day Services.
2. Make Anzac Biscuits
Print out this simple recipe for a chewy ANZAC biscuits (thanks to tinyme.com.au) that the kids can help out with. My Wide Bay Kids loves these! Here is our recipe.
3. Play 2-Up
In a lovely quirk of gaming law, 2-UP can only legally be played in pulblic on ANZAC DAY. Pubs and clubs aren’t always the best venues for kids, so why not set up your own backyard game of 2-UP instead.
– Use matching coins (20 cent peices work well)
– Set the coins on something flat – a mini cricket bat, a ruler or even the palm of your hand – with one coin shoing heads facing up, the other with tails.
– One Player (the spinner) tosses the coins into the air… Come in SPINNER!
– The aim of the game is for the spinner to spin as many pairs of “Heads” as possible
– When two “Tails” show up, it’s someone elses’s turn.
To keep it interesting, all the players can bet on possible combinations of how the coins might fall: both heads, both tails or odds.
4. Make Anzac Craft
5. Learn about the Anzac Story
The ANZAC Day Story for Kids… Print Anzac Day Printable here.
Thanks to The Shire Mum for these great Anzac ideas.