Exploring the meaning of Anzac Day


In the lead up to Anzac Day this year, our FiRST Early Learning Centre in Narre Warren North, strived to explore the meaning of Anzac Day through many ways including reading, writing, crafts and discussion.

Our children may not fully comprehend the meaning of Anzac Day, but I believe it is very important to commemorate and begin teaching our young children about Australian history and its people from a young age.

Our young children have a greater understanding of the importance and necessity of peace by learning about the history of Anzac Day.

Amongst the age-appropriate intentional teachings in each of our rooms, I invited each room to participate in our collaborative art piece: Anzac community wreath.

Whether it was by hand prints, pasting or a freestyle poppy painting – the opportunities for children to depict their own Anzac themed poppy, in their own meaningful way was special.

These unique poppies, put together formed our Anzac wreaths and placed amongst other Anzac tributes at the dawn service at Bunjil Place on Tuesday 25 April on Anzac Day 2023.

FiRST Early Learning, 1 Mattsera Court, Narre Warren North, 9123 4452.