Activities

Two types of activities are available -- paper-based (using printable PDF/Acrobat files) and interactive activities using a normal web browser. Please revisit this site from time to time as new activities will be placed as they become available.

Interactive Activities

Women in War
Australian women have done different things in different wars. See what they have done and hear about their experiences by clicking on different buttons.
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Flags
Children match flags to some key allied and enemy countries in World War 1 and World War 2. They identify the countries on a world map and drag the flags to the appropriate countries. They can then ‘experiment’ with different colours on four well-known flags. (The activity uses the current flags of countries rather than the flags that were used at the time.)
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Uniforms
Children use fine-motor and visual tracking skills to identify changes in uniforms over time. They create a timeline by sequencing jumbled events, and then identify the changes in uniforms over time, placing them in the correct place on the timeline. They then have to identify the key clothing and equipment of a World War 1 Australian nurse and soldier and ‘dress’ them accurately.
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Puzzles
Children use hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills to identify shapes and place them in the correct part of a puzzle. They then use literacy skills of reading and speaking to nominate the best caption for the picture that emerges once the puzzle pieces are in place.
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Paper Activities

To facilitate downloading and printing, the documents needed for these activities have been prepared as Adobe Acrobat™ files. If you are unfamiliar with this format, please visit the link provided at right. Acrobat Download Tips
The paper activities:
How many poppies #1
(Requires children to count poppies and join dots forming numerals to confirm the count)
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How many poppies #2
(Requires children to count poppies and write their answers [2, 3, 4 and 5 only] in boxes provided)
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Lest we forget #1
(Requires children to join the dots to reveal an outline of a soldier)
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Lest we forget #2
(Requires children to join fewer, numbered dots to draw part of the outline of a soldier)
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Simpson’s maze
(Provides a maze and requires children to “Help Simpson and his donkey find their way to the medical tent”)
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Wreath making
(Provides the instructions and basic materials to help children build an ANZAC Day wreath from paper)
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Annual ANZAC Day Ceremonies

The ANZAC Day Student Service

This solemn ceremony is conducted every year in Brisbane's ANZAC Square prior to ANZAC Day from 10am and noon approximately. The 2016 event took place on Thursday, the 21st day of April, and several thousand Queensland school students took part.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Every year on the 25th day of April, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service starts at 04:28am sharp at Brisbane's Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, located between Ann and Adelaide Streets. All are welcome to attend.

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