The spirit of Anzac, with its qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice will always have strong meaning and relevance for our country. Depending on the age of your children, you may have already found yourself in conversations with them about the events of years ago and the certain symbols that surround this sacred day (eg. wreaths, marches, poppies, songs etc.)
Doing an activity together with your kids gives you a chance to talk to them about Anzac Day and the remembrance and thanksgiving around the day.
You could do our Anzac Day word search together (free download here).
Or you could bake a batch of Anzac biscuits together.
You will need:
1¼ cups of plain flour, sifted
1 cup of rolled oats
¾ cup of desiccated coconut
½ cup of caster sugar
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
150g unsalted butter, chopped
½ teaspoon bicarb soda
Preheat oven to 170°C and line baking trays with non stick baking paper.
Place the flour, oats, sugar and coconut in a large bowl and stir to combine.
In a small saucepan place the golden syrup and butter and stir over low heat until the butter has fully melted. Mix the bicarb soda with 1 1/2 tablespoons water and add to the golden syrup mixture. It will bubble whilst you are stirring together so remove from the heat.
Then pour the golden syrup mixture into the dry ingredients and mix together until fully combined.
Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on lined baking trays. (Allow room between each biscuit for spreading). Flatten the biscuits by pressing slightly down on the tops.
Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Prep Time 20mins : Cook Time 12mins
Hope you enjoy your time together this Anzac Day. Lest We Forget.