This year marks the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day and we here at Shindigs decided to write this blog to honour the ANZACs and give you some ideas about how you too can honour them. The kids can get involved, too, by helping you make some ANZAC biscuits, lamingtons or some poppy decorations. ANZAC Day is a good way to teach them about a huge part of Australian history and why it's so significant.
As the picture above shows, some things are synonymous with ANZAC Day. ANZAC biscuits are delicious, easy to make and the kids can get involved and help, too. You can find a picture below with a recipe for them.
Lamingtons are also an Australian culinary classic that can be eaten on ANZAC Day.
As for activities that the kids can do, creating red poppies (out of crepe paper, or by painting paper plates) is a fun activity that can also be educational. Teaching them why these poppies are important to the ANZAC tradition (they're the emblem of rememberance) gives them insight and understanding into an important Australian historical and cultural event.
Some Australian flags could also be used on ANZAC Day, whether they're used as decorations or as flags for waving.
This year, on the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day, it's important to remember those who fought for Australia on the day that is a true testament to the inherently Australian values of mateship and loyalty. Lest we forget.
You can find ANZAC and Australia Day supplies online at Shindigs.
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