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These summer time flowers are a beautiful sight with their paper thin petals and delicate stems that sway effortlessly on a meer whisper of a breeze. With many varieties - papaver grow wild  as well as having cultivated species. They are the bloom that lends itself to the remembrance our nation's defenders and Armistice Day on November 11th which is marked at 11am with a two minute silence. The activity ideas on this page aim to support young children as they find out about the veterans and individuals who gave their life in defence and protection of peace and freedom.    

Poppy playdough activity

Poppy playdough resources

Buttons for collaging petals- red and black

Poppy stalks - green matchsticks and paper straws

Red and green playdough or Play-Doh on

Extruders, cutter, rolling pins and scissors

Story book  'Where the Poppies Now Grow' storybook by Hilary Robson and Martin Impey

Poppy picture playdough mats

Poppy field playdough mat

Poppy picture line drawn printable

Poppy wreath outline template

Poppy colouring collage picture

poppy outline template 1

poppy outline template 2 

poppy outline template 3   
Poppy field playdough mat
Poppy pictures black white line drawing flower printable
Poppy wreath outline template
Poppy flower colouring playdough mat
Poppy outline template
Poppy outline template for craft and colouring activities
poppy outline template
Ideas on how to use the poppy pictures

Roll a sheet of green playdough and build patterns into the surface of dough with red and black buttons

Print, colour in and laminate any of the pictures to use as table mats, tracing sheets, story telling props

Symbolism; explore how the poem Flander's Field was inspired by the flowers growing tranquilly in the aftermath of WW1  - The story of the poppy on British 

Click to print a set of poppy outline patterns
Poppy pattern templates print this sheet of outline patterns and cut the sizes wanted.Trace around each outer edge onto felt, fabric, card, paper or plastic and cut again.

Assemble the red petals with a black middle, green leaf and stalk using glue, sticky tape or stitching to secure them together.

About England'spoppy factory in London and

Lady Haig's poppy factory in Edinburgh Scotland
Poppy patterns to make paper and felt decorations

Poppy seeds playdough
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More poppy craft resources
Use these materials to create a meadow of poppies. Add some pva glue to red paint and colour the inside of the cake cakes. Sprinkle the seeds in the middle and leave to dry. Attach the backs of the poppy flowers to paperand add stems, stalks and leaves.
Red cup cake case for poppy crafts
Poppy seeds for mixing in with playdough
Green paper straws

Poppies in playdough activity idea

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Storybook: Where the poppies now grow on
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Fundraising poppy seeds on
Extruder tools on

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 Ll - Mm - Nn - Oo - Pp - Qq - Rr - Ss - Tt - Uu
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