Children adore special celebrations! It is a time for family and friends to come together and create special memories. In the United States, we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July each year! Our children love learning with Patriotic Theme Activities in anticipation of the 4th of July! Below you will find suggestions to help make your celebrations special, too! Sensory … [Read more...] about Patriotic Activities for Kids to Celebrate the 4th of July!
Stars and Stripes Math -Patriotic Stars Materials needed: One Patriotic Stars file (print to heavy paper and laminate for durability) OR purchase star tablecloth weights, red/white/blue paper squares or flag toothpicks, and a permanent or dry erase marker. We found the flag picks at a garage sale last summer and the table weights at our local dollar store. The tablecloth weights have a clip … [Read more...] about 8 Patriotic Theme Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!
Many will celebrate Memorial Day with friends and family to remember those that have fought and died for the United States of America! Below are a few activities to help introduce preschool and kindergarten children to one of the symbols of American Freedom: our FLAG. Patriotic Craft Stick Puzzles for Kids Materials needed: Large Craft Sticks, Red/White/Blue Paint, Paintbrushes, … [Read more...] about Memorial Day Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten
Each year on the last Monday in May, we celebrate Memorial Day (a day to remember all the soldiers who have fought and died for the United States of America!) Young children may have fears associated with death and dying (especially if the subject has not been discussed at home). Keep the discussions about Memorial Day light and offer a celebration of the soldiers who have fought for us to live … [Read more...] about Memorial Day Activities for Young Kids!
Basic Facts about Abraham Lincoln -Facts about Abe Print the Facts about Abe file (linked above) and read the text along with your children. Locate Springfield, Illinois on a map, globe, or online using Google Maps. Have the children locate where THEY live in relation to where Springfield, Illinois is - discuss the concepts of FAR and NEAR as you compare where Abraham Lincoln lived and where … [Read more...] about Preschool Patriotic Activities for President’s Day!
We asked our students recently what they believed Labor Day stood for? We had many answers: "It's like labor, you know..like when Mommy had me and my sister;" "It's when all you do is work;" "It's when you LAY and are BORed;" "It's when people put a flag out so other people can say the Pledge of Allegiance like we do." Labor Day is a holiday that is observed on the first Monday in September … [Read more...] about Labor Day Activities for Kids!