Remembrance Day Songs For Kids About Poppies, Peace, And Veterans

Music is an easy way to get young children involved.
Kids can clap, snap, and sing along to some of these Remembrance Day songs.
Kids can clap, snap, and sing along to some of these Remembrance Day songs.

With Remembrance Day coming up soon, many parents will likely want to include their little ones in the annual ceremonies and activities to remember those who have served Canada during times of war.

Remembrance Day, which falls on Nov. 11 each year, is a solemn occasion to honour those who served in the First World War, Second World War, Korean War, and those who have served since then or continue to serve.

Talking to children about Remembrance Day is important, since they're going to be curious, but other activities such as poppy crafts and simple songs are a great way to help little kids take part.

If a singalong is up your alley, here are five songs about Remembrance Day, poppies and peace to teach your kids.

1. "I've Got Peace In My Fingers"

This sweet song about peace by Susan Salidor also involves snapping — which is always fun.

Get the lyrics here.

2. "Little Poppy"

"Little Poppy" is actually a poem, but it can be sung to the tune of "Frère Jacques" (or "Are You Sleeping") if you repeat each line twice.

Get the lyrics here.

3. "Little Red Poppy"

This song (lyrics by Rob Kennedy) about remembering those who died is meaningful without being scary for little ones.

Get the lyrics here.

4. "A Song Of PEACE For Kids"

This song by Jack Hartmann — sung to the tune of the ever-popular "BINGO Was His Name-O" — helps kids understand what peace means.

Get the lyrics here (click "show more").

5. "See The Veteran"

Yet another one that can be sung to the tune of "Frère Jacques," this poem honours veterans and is fun for kids to sing, too.

See the lyrics above.

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