It was with heavy hearts that Anzac Day services around the country were all cancelled this year which is the first time since WWII. But just because we can’t gather at Kings Park for the Dawn Service that doesn’t mean the spirit of the day is cancelled. When we say “Lest we Forget” we don’t say “Lest We Forget … unless we can’t go to the RSL Hall on the 25th of April…”
As with many things this year, we’ve had to innovate and create new ways to celebrate and commemorate occasions. This year RSLWA are encouraging Aussies to stand at the end of their driveways, or on their balconies, at 6 am on April 25 as a way to commemorate the ANZACs. You can find out more about that here.
There is also another idea floating around the internet designed to spread mateship. Inspired by the Teddy Bear Hunt and the Easter Bunny Hunt where families put a stuffed animal in their yard or front window for other families to see, we thought – why not have a Poppy Hunt!
Download one (or all) of these poppy flower colouring-in sheets for each of your kids and spend some time colouring and decorating them. Then pop them in your front window for others to see.
The time spent colouring in is also a perfect opportunity for some quiet contemplation, remembering the sacrifices the ANZACs made for us and teaching your family about that time in history.
There are four colouring-in sheets to download, perfect for all ages. To download right-click the image and choose Save Image As, then save it to your computer and print. Or click the download link below the image to save and print.