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VE Day Activity Ideas

Here are some ideas for you:

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has these links:

Her Majesty The Queen to send a message to the nation to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day (this page links to the next few) · How to make bunting, posters and colouring in

· Party ideas

· Dan Snow’s VE Day Challenge and art work related to VE Day


The following are some ideas from Callington Community College:

- Make your own VE day bunting. It could be painted/ drawn on paper or card (e.g. from cereal boxes) or even made from fabric. Add some detail about VE Day as well. Bunting is basically the British flag in triangles or squares fastened together with string or ribbon. Hang it in your window or somewhere else.

- Cook something! Make something that you would be able to take to eat at a VE Day street party e.g. a cake, biscuits etc. or you could make something from a WW2 cookbook – rationing happened at the time. Chat to your parents first – you need to be able to use what you have in the house so you don’t need an extra shopping trip! Remember there is a shortage of flour! The following sites will give you some ideas:

· Eating for victory – try these real wartime ration recipes for VE Day

· The 1940's Experiment

- Be creative and make a piece of artwork, model or poster on VE Day The only rule is that you must use materials from your house. Make sure you are clear about: What happened, Why did people celebrate, Why VE was so important and why we remember it today.


Finally, Marine Academy in Plymouth suggested their pupils take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of World war 2’ at 3pm on Friday from the safety of their homes by standing up and raising a glass of refreshment of choice and repeating the following toast: ‘To those who gave so much, we thank you.’


We can't wait to see what you have been up to!