Victory in Europe Day – also known as VE Day – celebrates the Allied Forces accepting the Nazi’s unconditional surrender from World War 2. The final document was signed on 8 May 1945. VE Day signalled an end. It gave them a glimpse of a future that was not entirely governed by a global war. And for the families who were lucky enough to be reunited with loved ones, it was a day worth commemorating.Today, countries throughout the world celebrate VE Day annually and England will be celebrating with a Bank Holiday on Friday 8th May. Read more on our VE Day News Post.
We hope that this Blog will give you lots of ideas for how to commemorate VE Day whilst staying at home. Remember to share your ideas below or use the File Uploader to send your photographs to Miss Coleman.
Ideas to commemorate VE Day at Home
You can make your own special VE Day 75 ‘Great British Bunting’ to display in your window at home. Here are all the instructions you need to get started using any paper, cereal boxes, string, ribbon, sweet wrappers, felt pens, poster paint you have or whatever you can find. You can decorate your bunting with pictures of whatever inspires you, whether it’s those who fought on the frontline or worked hard on the Homefront, or whether it’s a celebration of enduring peace or your own personal hero. #GreatBritishBunting, #VEDay75 #BBCMakeaDifference.
Considered the original swing dance, Lindy Hop is a fusion of many different dances like the Charleston, jazz, tap or breakaway. Also known as the “jitterbug” in Australia, the Lindy Hop is a fascinating dance that can be both wild and crazy, with fast moves and incredible aerial acrobatics, or relaxed and sophisticated with slow tempo steps. Lindy Hop is considered a “social” dance, thanks to its close connections to the dance ballrooms in America, which means everyone is welcome! No matter your age, your level of fitness or if you’re a total beginner. Once you got the Lindy bug, there’s no way to stop!
Create your very own WW2 dinner with some recipes from the CookIt bank of historical recipes, where you can found out how eating habits were changed greatly by wartime shortages. For many people rationing, synthetic foods, strange food combinations and the restrictions of the daily diet were among the most vivid memories of life in WW2. Why not make a Lord Woolton Pie or bake an eggless cake? The Cookit Menumaker activity allows you to create a huge range of colourful and attractive menus. Why not make a menu for your VE Day celebration?
Complete an Activity Pack
These activity packs include word searches, dot-to-dot and drawings ideas, with one for children and one for adults so the whole family can join in the fun!