Top 10 List for Little
Snack: A patriotic treat: red jello topped with white whipping cream and a
sprinkling of blueberries! Wash it down with milk or water.
Pre-order the paperback book ($8.99) online:
"One Nation Under God: A Book For Little Patriots"
By Amelia Hamilton, www.ameliahamilton.com
Ten blank index cards per student | pencils
Colored pencils | colored rubber bands
Here's a fun and easy way to teach children 10 key
concepts about the United States of America. Pre-order the book and read it to
the students before you do today's activity. The book has clever poems about
each patriotic concept. Students will
enjoy the colorful illustrations, too.
you've read the book aloud, distribute the index cards in sets of 10. Together,
write each concept in pencil on a different card. Students should draw the
numbers large and exaggerated so that they can color them later. Discuss with
them the impact on their lives of each of these precious treasures of freedom:
Nation Under God
Chambers in Congress
Branches of Government
Presidents on Mount Rushmore
Branches in Our Military
Ships That Kept Us Free
Rays on the Statue of Liberty
and Eight Drums
Supreme Court Justices
Amendments in the Bill of Rights
Students can use colored pencils to decorate the
numbers and add their own illustrations. They may enjoy copying the ones in the
book. They can keep their set of cards together with a colorful rubber band and
take them home to keep and share with their families and friends.