Constitution Day is coming up on September 17th. This is a great time to introduce the Constitution and even some of the battles that led to this historic document and time in history. I have gathered some printables and activities you can do with your kids to help them learn about the Constitution and why this document is still important and relevant today.
Homeschool Creations has a great set of Constitution Day printables.
The Center for Civic Education has Constitution Day lesson plans and printables for K-12.
42-page Constitution Day printable from Teachin’ Little Texans.
Consitution Day mini-book printable from Fun 2B in First.
LMN Tree has a Constitution Day Picture/Fact Cards printable set.
Teaching Resources has some great Constitution Day freebies. (Just scroll down a little to find them.)
Teach with Me has a fun 36-page Constitution Day activity pack.
Books & Videos:
Liberty Kids has a great “We the People” episode (#40) and right now you can get the full DVD series for just $5 at Amazon!!
We the People: The Story of our Constitution by Lynne Chenney
Shh! We’re writing the Constitution by Jean Fritz
The U.S. Constitution Coloring Book Just for Kids by ColoringBook.com
Constitution Translated for Kids by Cathy Travis
We the Kids by David Catrow
America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Chenney
The United States Constitution: What it Says, What it Means: A Hip Pocket Guide by JusticeLearning.org
The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey
The Counterfeit Constitution Mystery by Carole Marsh
The Preamble to the Constitution by School House Rock (DVD)
The Birth of the Constitution: This is America Charlie Brown (VHS)
A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution by Carol Berkin
America’s Constitution: A Biography by Akhil Reed Amar
Birth of the Nation: The Federal Congress, 1789-1791 by Charlene Bangs Bickford
Crafts & Activities
Kids will have fun creating this “Powder Wig” from Spoonful.
Create your own Revolutionary War costumes like these at Gypsy Road.
Visiting the home of George Washington might be on your list of T0-Do’s for this holiday!
FREE Patriotic Headband template from KinderCraze.
ConstitutionFacts.com has some great activities including a Poster Contest (postmark by Oct 1st) for Constitution Day 2014!
Kids can write with feathers to learn how the Constitution was penned. (This post is in a foreign language, but it’s pretty self-explanatory.)
Do a fun handprint flag with your kids.
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.