Bring Your Kids to Brookfield Markets for Fun Poppy Crafts on Remembrance Day

Have you ever wondered why red poppies have become the symbol of Remembrance Day? The children of Kenmore West Kindy will find out why, plus learn about the significance of this annual “Poppy Day” celebration, during a Remembrance Day poppy crafts activity at the Brookfield Markets.

Happening on Saturday, 6 November 2021, from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Brookfield Showgrounds, Kenmore West Kindy‘s children’s spot at the Brookfield Markets is easy to locate. Just look for the corner with the arts and crafts tables, where families enjoy the creative activities with their kids.

Because it will be Remembrance Day on 11 November, this weekend’s theme will be centered around making poppy papercraft. 

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Remembrance Day, also known as Poppy Day, is a memorial to honour and pay respects to the heroes of the First World War. Whilst it is not a public holiday, Australians are urged to hold two minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m. every year.

Poppies, or Papaver rhoeas, have become the symbol of this important event as history records showed that bright red flowers bloomed in the battle-scarred land in northern France, where Allied Forces, including Australians, died.

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote about the field of poppies in the short story, “In Flanders Field.” Professor Moina Michael, who volunteered at the Young Women’s Christian Association, read McCrae’s story which inspired her to make red poppy pins using silk fabric to raise money for the veterans, giving birth to a tradition.

Meanwhile, this Saturday’s Brookfield Markets will be the second to the last market for Kenmore West Kindy for 2021. The volunteers of this regular event thank those who have visited their corner every month, despite some cancellations due to the lockdowns.