I can’t help it. I am always super excited to share a bit about my birthplace, New York. These free worksheets and resources about the Statue of Liberty will help your kids learn about one of the most prominent national symbols in the USA.
Why is the Statue of Liberty Important?
I know why the Statue of Liberty is important to me. It holds one of my favorite memories. I was in the military stationed overseas and went back home to New York to visit. It was shortly after 9/11 when my sister, daughter and I took the ferry to Ellis Island to visit the Statue of Liberty.
No one was allowed to go up to the torch, but still being next to what symbolizes freedom after 9/11 was surreal. It meant so much to me and forever will.
To the rest of the nation, The Statue of Liberty represents way more. It wholly represents the friendship between nations and freedom from oppression.
As a matter of fact, The Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States from France in 1886 as an enduring symbol of freedom.
Before air travel, Lady Liberty was the first sign to immigrants that they were finally free and it was their welcome into New York Harbor.
Why is the Statue of Liberty Green?
This is a question many kids don’t ask. They just are OK with thinking the Statue of Liberty was painted green. Other inquisitive kids may wonder, “Why green?”
The Statue of Liberty is coated with a thin layer of copper all around. The copper turns blue-green with age and time due to the chemical reactions between the metal and water.
This chemical reaction is called patination and happens with most copper when placed outside. We have a few science/STEM activities for you to test this out with the kiddos alongside your Statue of Liberty lessons below.
Statue of Liberty Facts for Kids:
- The Statue of Liberty was originally known as Liberty Enlightening the World.
- Crews worked round the clock seven days a week for nine long years to finish Lady Liberty.
- After The Statue of Liberty was completed in France, it was brought to New York’s harbor in 350 pieces, then reassembled in about 4 months.
- France and the United States took up a collection to pay for the statue. It raised 2,250,000 francs ($250,000 U.S. dollars) and in the 19th century, it was about a million dollars today.
- The Statue of Liberty is on Ellis Island. The island was a quarantine station of people with smallpox in the 18th century.
- The statue is actually closer to New Jersey than New York but was established as part of the 8th Congressional District of New York according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Free Statue of Liberty Worksheets and Printables
Browse this list of resources to help your kids learn all about this amazing national treasure.
Downloadable Statue of Liberty Worksheet and National Symbol Worksheet – Need your child to broaden their vocabulary or learn more about their American heritage? These downloads can do both. One worksheet matches vocabulary words like copper and symbol. The second worksheet explains why The Statue of Liberty is a national symbol.
The Statue of Liberty Printable Worksheet – Explore this iconic symbol with this worksheet. It teaches kids about the meaning behind it, identifies its different parts, and more. You can download the worksheet or your child can complete it online as an interactive activity.
Statue of Liberty History Timeline Copywork – This is a limited-time freebie so please keep that in mind. With this copywork kids will learn 54 chronological events of The Statue of Liberty history. There are 61 pages with print and cursive handwriting versions.
Statue of Liberty Facts and Free Worksheets – KidsKonnect is my go-to for simple context about all types of subjects. It never lets me down. Even better, they always have fun facts and free worksheets for your kids. Your kids will enjoy reading about the Statue of Liberty facts and worksheets to test their knowledge.
Arts and Crafts About Statue of Liberty:
Coloring Pages All About The Statue of Liberty – Coloring pages are a great addition to all your lessons. There are over six different coloring pages to choose from or to sprinkle throughout your Statue of Liberty lessons.
Printable Torch and Crown Craft of the Statue of Liberty – I enjoy all of The Kitchen Table Classroom art lessons, it’s my go-to for my kids for sure. Encourage your kids to engage in this cool 3D DIY crown and torch after the Statue of Liberty.
Paper Roll Craft and Statue of Liberty Template – This adorable toilet paper roll craft is a great way to acknowledge this patriotic symbol. Your little ones can get in on the big kid lessons with an engaging simple Statue of Liberty craft.
Statue of Liberty Crown Crafts for Kids – Your kids can make AND wear this gold crown just like the Statue of Liberty. This Lady Liberty Crown is great for ids in pretend play and in role-playing events at home.
Statue of Liberty Activity Face Drawing – What is a history lesson without some art to throw alongside it? This activity shows step-by-step instructions to draw Lady Liberty’s face and then color in as well. These drawing lessons are great for art, but also for following instructions and keeping kids engaged.
Videos and Virtual Field Trips for The Statue of Liberty:
360 Statue of Liberty Virtual Tour Field Trip – You don’t have to travel across the country or even countries to visit places around the world. This tour of The Statue of Liberty can take your kiddos on a super cool virtual field trip. It’s perfect for your New York unit study or landmarks study in homeschool.
Short Videos For Kids About the Statue of Liberty – These are short videos to teach your kids loads of fun facts from The Statue of Liberty. The videos explores the history, geography, science, and more about Lady Liberty. The short videos last 3 – 6 minutes.
Video for Kids on The Statue of Liberty – This national symbol video explores the famous world landmark of The Statue of Liberty. Your visual learners will enjoy hearing about the origins and facts about Lady Liberty in a video just for kids.
Statue-of-Liberty Project Ideas and Experiments:
STEM Chemical Reactions with Pennies like The Statue of Liberty – Your kids can take a STEM approach to make copper pennies into green pennies and why that occurs in a chemical reaction. They will learn what copper is as well and what it all has to do with The Statue of Liberty.
Copper to Green Pennies Science Experiment – Explore this science experiment about why copper pennies turn green and therefore, why The Statue of Liberty also looks green today.
Statue of Liberty Project Activities – Check out some ideas and activities to build a Statue of Liberty Model. These activities will help kids learn about The Statue of Liberty through these hands-on building activities to create their very own Lady Liberty model.
Free Landmark Printables
If the Statue of Liberty is just one of the many landmarks you are learning about, you may also be interested in checking out these free printables and worksheets for other famous landmarks.
- Unit Studies and Printables for Landmarks in the USA
- U.S. Man-Made Landmarks Notebooking Journal
- Architects and U.S. Landmarks Fact Cards
- Architects and World Landmarks Fact Cards
- U.S. Natural Landmarks Notebooking Journal
- Resources on Famous World Landmarks
Every year, millions of people visit the Statue of Liberty to experience its history and majesty in person. It truly is a national treasure and one of the most significant monuments in the world.
Even today, Lady Liberty still remains a symbol of hope and inspiration for many.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!