Fun Ways To Involve The Kids On Anzac Day
Updated: Jun 16
Anzac day is a day of remembrance that commemorates all Australian and New Zealand people who served and died in all conflicts and wars. April 25th is a day that is remembered by all. It is one of Australia's and New Zealand's most important national occasions. April 25th marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by New Zealand and Australian forces during the First World War.
In 1915 Australia and New Zealand went out to claim Constantinople the captain of the ottoman empire and one of germanys allies. The Anzacs arrived on April 25th and fought for 8 months and shared a loss of over 8,000 lives. The end of 1915 marked the end of their battle when they were successfully evacuated by the British. In 1916 the 25th of April was marked the day of Anzac day where these hero's are remembered for their sacrifices and the lives lost. Australian and New Zealand to this day hold Anzac day services and ceremonies at dawn to remember them.
We Will Remember Them.
Getting your children involved in Anzac day can be difficult for them to understand. Educating your children early on about the importance surrounding Anzac day allows them to remember our ANZACS for many years to come. Crafting or baking is a fantastic way for your kids to give back and see how they can remember them.
Anzac Day Baking
Anzac biscuits are ones the whole family can enjoy! Follow this easy recipe for delicious biscuits.
( From your pantry or the store)
1. Two cups of rolled oats.
2. Two cups of coconut
3. Two cups of plain flour
4. One and a half cups of sugar
5. Four tablespoons of golden syrup
6. 250 grams of butter
7. One teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
8. Two Tablespoons of boiling water
Alternate Ingredients for a Gluten Free Option
1. 150g unsalted butter, chopped
2. 1/4 cup golden syrup
3. 1 tsp vanilla paste**
4. 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
5. 1 cup gluten-free flour**
6. 1/4 cup coconut flour**
7. 1 cup desiccated coconut
8. 1 cup quinoa flakes**
9. 1/2 cup coconut sugar
10. 1/4 cup dark brown sugar**
The ingredients marked are different from the original gluten recipe. Follow the instructions as guided with your chosen ingredients.
(Help from a parent is required and supervision at all times)
Step 1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
Step 2. Wash your hands and make sure your work area is clean.
Step 3. Grease your oven trays or line with baking paper.
Step 4. Measure our your Oats, Flour, Coconut and sugar and place these ingredients into a large mixing bowl and combine.
Step 5. Measure out your butter and golden syrup. Place ingredients into a saucepan and melt together. (Alternatively this can be done in a microwave)
Step 6. Measure out your baking soda and water and place into a cup to combine.
Step 7. Add your baking soda and water combination to your melted ingredients from step 4 and quickly add to the dry ingredients and mix WELL!
Step 8. Once mixed, with your hands roll the mixture into tablespoon size balls and place approximately 5cm apart on your lined baking tray.
Step 9. Press lightly to flatten with a fork.
Step 10. Allow the biscuits to bake for 20 minutes.
Anzac biscuits have been around since the First World War and have been largely associated with April 25th and Anzac Day. It was claimed that Anzac biscuits were sent by the wives, sisters and families to our soldiers due the ingredients not being able to spoil easy and lasting along time. As we bake these biscuits take a moment to remember the soldiers and troops who supported our country and lost their lives.
We Will Remember Them.