What do you write on an evacuee label?

The labels include details of each child such as date of birth, name and school. They also have the destination information, showing your class that children were sent somewhere else.

Why did evacuees wear name tags?

Children who were being evacuated were taken to the railway station by their parents or guardians, and sent off with a label attached to their clothing. This made sure that when they got off the train at the other end, people there would know who they were and where they had come from.

Why did children wear labels in ww2?

Children had labels attached to them, as though they were parcels. They stood at railway station not knowing where they were going nor if they would be split from brothers and sisters who had gathered with them. They felt scared about being away from their families and had to adjust to new schools and make new friends.

What was in a ww2 ration book?

Every man, woman and child was given a ration book with coupons. These were required before rationed goods could be purchased. Basic foodstuffs such as sugar, meat, fats, bacon and cheese were directly rationed by an allowance of coupons.

What did Evacuees pack?

These items included a gas mask in case, a change of underclothes, night clothes, plimsolls (or slippers), spare stockings or socks, toothbrush, comb, towel, soap, face cloth, handkerchiefs and a warm coat.

Was chocolate rationed in ww2?

Rationing came into force on 8 January 1940, a few months after the start of World War II. All sorts of essential and non-essential foods were rationed, as well as clothing, furniture and petrol. Rationing of sweets and chocolate began on 26 July 1942.

How can I make a replica of an evacuee tag?

A replica of an evacuee tag used by children during World War 2. Each template can be printed and folded over to create a double-sided tag. Print onto coloured paper or make it look old by staining with tea bags. There are four evacuee tags to a printable A4 page.

How many evacuee tags are in a printable A4 page?

There are four evacuee tags to a printable A4 page. This resource is only available to PAPERZIP+ members. Subscribe today for just £10/year and access all of our premium content with an ad-free experience.

How to make evevacuee label & identity card?

Evacuee Label & Identity Card Fill in your name and address Thread a piece of string through the label to Attach it to your clothes or use a safety pin. Cut out the Identity Card’s outside & inside pages, glue it together and fold.

How to teach children about evacuees and the Second World War?

Teach children about evacuees and the Second World War with these brilliant Printable Evacuee Gas Mask Box Labels, helping them understand wartime events that occurred in an imaginative way. It will give them an insight into real life events and keep them engaged in the topic. Read More…