Happy Veterans Day 2011! Fun Patriotic Activities for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren

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Happy Veterans_Day from the Sandwich Generation granny nanny via Casper WY photoHAPPY VETERANS DAY – SandwichINK salutes all the brave men and women in years past and present and future who put their lives on the line for the sake of our freedom – and we salute their families – wives, children, moms, dads, grandparents and more! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Happy Veterans Day 2011 from SandwichINK for the Sandwich GenerationHere are some interesting facts and resources for educational activities for grandparents and grandchildren, starting with a list of famous veterans – some will intrigue us grandparents, like Elvis Presley and Pat Sajak, while others will thrill our grandkids, like Dr. Suess. Check it out:

Famous Veterans per Virginia Kids

Actors & Entertainers

  • Drew Carey
  • Gene Hackman
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Elvis Presley
  • Pat Sajak
  • Charlton Heston
  • Chuck Norris
  • Montel Williams
  • Jim Lehrer

Sports Icons

  • Willie Mays
  • Yogi Berra
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Jim Mora
  • Ted Williams
  • Jackie Robinson
  • David Robinson

Political Figures

  • George Bush
  • Ronald Reagan
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Richard Nixon
  • Bob Dole

Authors

  • Dr. Seuss
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

Virginia Kids also has cool coloring pages with historical pictures for our grandkids to use online.

And be sure to check out this Virginia government site with a great pdf booklet for teachers, which would work well for grandparents and grandkids as well, complete with fun coloring pictures, how to fold a flag, and fascinating info about veterans.

Here's a fun coloring picture with a cute country and very patriotic snowman clipart, just waiting for you to print out for your grandkids:

Autumn is bliss but snow is already hitting several sandwich generation families - thus happy veterans day with this cute snowman

 

I hope you enjoyed these fun ways for the Sandwich Generation to teach and share patriotism and respect for veterans on this Veterans Day 2011. Have a blessed time together with your grandkids. 🙂 

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