Children reflect on their own memories and the meaning of symbols, in particular the Remembrance Day poppy. Explore the ways that Remembrance Day is marked in Britain and other countries.
Read about Guy Fawkes, think about his life and tell the story of the Gunpowder Plot. Make your own Guy Fawkes. Role-play the Gunpowder Plot. Make artworks inspired by Bonfire night and learn about fire safety.
Thanksgiving Day recognises the Plymouth Pilgrims joining a feast with Native Peoples to celebrate the harvest. Take part in role-play and practical tasks inspired by this annual day of turkey dinners and parades in USA.
Learn about the Wright brothers and their first aeroplane flight on December 17th 1903; find out about the history of flight and how aeroplanes fly; use music and role play to recreate the events of that auspicious day.
Every year the UK celebrates the official birthday of the Monarch in early June. Find out about the origin of this annual event, the Trooping of Colour and the Monarch’s birthday honours list.
Be inspired by William Shakespeare while celebrating his birthday on 23 April. Think about what life would have been like in Tudor times. Learn about his most famous works and go on a virtual tour of the Globe Theatre.
Why do countries have national days? Learn about Canada Day, National day of Poland, Indian Republic Day and Peru Day. Do they celebrate unification or independence? Design a Google doodle for a country's national day.
Receive a visit from the monarch and listen to the challenge set. Create a Commonwealth collage, take part in traditional games and design a unique Commonwealth flag. Celebrate with a friendly Commonwealth Day!