Activity:

Qualities of a Soldier

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What You Need:

  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Oil pastels (or crayons)
  • Pencil

What You Do:

  1. Ask your child to draw a picture of a member of the U.S. Military in uniform. Take this opportunity to discuss the branches of the military and the variations in their uniforms.
  2. Have her write words she would associate with someone who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces. She can write them in pencil and then outline them with marker. Some examples of words she may come up with are: brave, heroic, strong, respectful and loyal.
  3. Encourage her to share her picture with a veteran, or hang it somewhere that a veteran might see it.

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