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VE (Victory In Europe) Day

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.

BBC Newsround: What are you doing to celebrate VE Day?

Ideas to commemorate VE Day at Home

Make Bunting

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.

Step by Step Guide to Making Bunting

VE Day 2020 Bunting Template

Blank Bunting Template to decorate

Dance

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!

Charleston Stroll Step Sheet/

Bake

Prue Leigh Muscovado Flapjacks

Cook

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?

Cook It World War II Recipes

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!

VE Day Childrens Pack

VE Day Adults Pack

Make a Poster or complete some Colouring In

VE Day Poster Landscape

VE Day Poster Portrait

VE Day Colouring In 1

VE Colouring In 2

VE Colouring In 3

We made some rainbow bunting for VE Day because we want to say thanks to the NHS as well today.

I coloured in one of the VE day pictures.

I have made the flapjacks.

7 comments on “VE (Victory In Europe) Day

  1. These are going to be all really fun to do

  2. Miss Coleman says:

    I hope you have a fun day Ariella. Please send us the photos if you try any of the activities-or share your own ideas.

  3. Miss Coleman says:

    Thank you for sharing the photo of your bunting. What a lovely way to say thank you to the NHS as well as celebrating VE day.

  4. It was my Pappy ‘s birthday today ‼️ I danced with my little brother -it was so much fun. I really liked it.

  5. Miss Coleman says:

    Happy birthday to your father! I’m pleased you have all enjoyed your day.

  6. Miss Coleman says:

    Thanks for sharing your colouring in Eliza. I hope you’ve enjoyed a lovely weekend.

  7. Miss Coleman says:

    The flapjacks look fabulous! I hope they tasted good too.

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