VE Day Across the Web

I have put together a list of other resources and ideas you can use to look through and download to help you mark VE Day, the 75th anniversary, in style.

Local and National Organisations

VE Day 75
Information about the day and downloads you can use to get involved in the main moments.

Dronfield Arts Festival
Lots of ways to decorate your windows and homes, colouring pages, recipes and how our local Sainsbury’s store is providing flags.

Bletchley Park
A downloadable resource pack containing recipe ideas (for drinkies as well as food!), decoration templates, ready made Spotify playlists and MUCH MORE.

Eden Community Project
Recipes 1940s style, bunting advice, paper chain challenge and fancy dress tips.

Great British Bunting Challenge
Join in with the BBC’s bunting making challenge. Take a picture and send it in to them. Don’t forget about my bunting challenge that you can find on the Party at Home page.

The Imperial War Museum
Fantastic information on how VE Day came about in 1945 and how it was marked around the world.

The Armed Forces Charity
Join the SSAFA in celebrating VE Day and fundraising to support their important, ongoing, work with Veterans.

The Royal British Legion
Leave behind a message on the Legion’s virtual message board, join in a livestream on VE Day and a national singalong.

English Heritage
A downloadable pack with singalong lyrics, Lindy Bop dance tips and food and drink recipes for your stay at home picnic. Cheese and Marmite swirls! Don’t mind if I do!

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Help in planning your VE Day Party with recipes and a playlist of 1940s classics to get you ‘In the Mood!’

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Bunting templates, colouring pages, logos, posters and social media images to help publicise the big day.

The History Van
Ideas on how you can prepare and plan your day. You can also take part in a bunting challenge or even design your own commemorative medal here.

Battle of Britain Bunker, Uxbridge
Instructions on how to create your very own make do and mend bunting.

Teaching Resources

Royal British Legion
Resources for KS2 and KS3 students still in school, and home based learning resources. Much more available.

Poppy Scotland
Resources about the 1945 VE Day and the History of how it has been marked since.

The Armed Forces Charity
Get creative at home with this VE Day themed Art Competition. Lots of different age categories to enter. Closing date 7th May.

Mr T Does Primary History
Home Learning Packs for KS1 and KS2, looking at how your local area was involved in the war.

Just type VE Day into search and lots of teacher made resources can be found. Resources are free during the school closures.

BBC Teach
This short film explains what VE Day and VJ Day were, and the events that led to the end of the war.

Dan Snow’s VE Day Challenge
Challenging you to think about how you would tell the story of VE Day today. There are lots of ways you could bring the story of VE Day to life.

BBC Teach
Details on how the British planned to celebrate and listen to the sounds of celebration, all the way from 1945.

BBC Newsround
An article helping explain VE Day and it’s impact to younger children.

Discovery Education
Find key questions and worksheets to learn more about the Second World War as well as templates to help you plan your virtual tea party!

National Army Museum
A detailed explanation of how VE Day was achieved after the D Day Landings of the year before.

Imperial War Museum
Tune in every Wednesday at 2pm for Adventures in History. Hear IWM experts telling their favourite stories and sharing surprising perspectives you might not hear elsewhere! You can also catch up on ones you’ve missed.

Bletchley Park
Puzzles, codebreaking and colouring activities!

Doodles of Art
A brilliant VE Day themed doodle ready for printing and colouring in. You can find Doodles of Art on facebook here. She has produced lots more designs so make sure to check them out.

Colouring Heroes
VE Day bunting templates to colour, some with a lego theme! Check out their other colouring resources here!

Tudor House and Garden
These activities may be based on Southampton but there are a whole range of learning activities in here, including investigating gas masks with extra links at the end too.

Preston Park Museum
Lots of VE Day themed craft ideas and recipes based on 1940s rationing recipes.

British Army
For KS3 pupils, here you have an assembly, a lesson plan and accompanying worksheets.