Tuesday, November 1, 2011

American Symbols and Landmarks (includes FREE printables & game)

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We finished expanding horizons; next stop – American Symbols & landmarks! Goofy & I had so much fun with this unit! We did a variety of fun worksheets, hands on projects, crafts, and lots of reading. Here is a taste of what did…..don’t miss the FREE PRINTABLE worksheets link at the bottom.

American Symbols and Landmarks for Kids

We built The Empire State Building (NY) with a super cool Lego kit. [see more lego games]
American Landmark: Empire State Building out of Legos building with legos in our homeschoolall done
We looked at some famous bridges in America. Then we built the Golden Gate Bridge (CA) with a 3D puzzle.

American Landmarks: Bridges Worksheet - FREE Printable from Living Life IntentionallyAmerican Landmar: Golden Gate Bridge from 3D Puzzle

FREE American Symbols & Landmarks Game 

We played a memory game I created to become familiar with American landmarks and improve our memory skills. Once again, these are free for your personal use only. Please so not copy, sell or host anywhere else. Please feel free to share my blog with whomever you like, but please do not link them to the download only link. Thanks.
FREE PRINTABLE - US Symbols & Landmarks Memory Game from Living Life IntentionallyFREE PRINTABLE - US Symbols & Landmarks Memory Game from Living Life Intentionally
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FREE American Symbols and Landmarks Worksheets

We read about the Bald Eagle, discovered that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be our national bird, and picked a family bird.
American Symbol: Bald Eagle (free worksheet from Living Life Intentionally)
After reading about The White House & learning about some famous Presidents, Goofy wrote the President a letter & drew him a picture. (This was also great practice writing!) And two weeks letter we got an envelope from The White House! We were so excited to get a response letter, signed picture of Obama, signed family picture, interview with Obama & White House info, exploring the white house through art, and a day in the life of Boo (Obama's dog).
American Symbol: President (Goofy wrote the President a letter)American Symbol: Air Force One (Goofy drew a picture for President)American Symbol: President (Goofy wrote the President a letter)
We learned about some famous & beautiful American parks and practiced our mapping skills.
American Landmarks: Beautiful Parks (free worksheets from Living Life Intentionally)
We looked at the American flag and how it has changed throughout the years. Goofy observed how there was a star for each state. We talked about how the stripes represented the 13 original colonies. Then we made an edible American flag.

Statue of Liberty Crafts for Kids

We read a wonderful historical fiction book Saving the Liberty Bell by Megan McDonald and then made a liberty bell of our own. We also read about the statue of liberty & made our own torch.
American Symbol: Liberty Bell (craft)American Landmark: Statue of Liberty (Craft)
We started this study with reading some good books to help us learn more about our national symbols & landmarks. These are great resources you should check out!

Download FREE American Symbols & Landmarks Worksheets for Kids

I made to enhance our study of American Symbols & Landmarks. The worksheets include matching, mapping, cut & paste, bridge construction, do you know Thomas Jefferson, Our almost national bird, Flag, Uncle Sam poster, and our president.  As always, these are free for your personal use only. Please so not copy, sell or host anywhere else. Please feel free to share my blog with whomever you like, but please do not link them to the download only link. Thanks.] More Kindergarten Worksheets
FREE Download - 10 American Symbols & Landmarks worksheets from Living Life Intentionally
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    • This may NOT be sold, hosted, reproduced, or stored on any other site (including blog, Facebook, Dropbox, etc.)
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16 comments:

  1. What a great unit - thanks for the fabulous freebie!

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  2. This unit looks great! Lots of fun!

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  3. What a fun and educational unit! Thanks for the downloads and the great ideas! We may have to write a letter to the President too!

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  4. I LOVE edible flags, countries, etc.! Thanks for sharing with Brag Time Thursday!

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  5. pinned this too! thanks for linking up, and for the printables! love the 3d builds too!!

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  6. You really have to read my friend Chris Robertsons book "Little Miss Liberty" It's adorable and fits your theme here perfectly! I will link you on Kreative Resources on Facebook - love your activities!
    http://kreativeactivities.blogspot.com/2011/10/little-miss-liberty-book-review.html

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  7. Creating 3-dimensional landmarks is a great activity! My son still loved creating 3-D puzzles as a teenager! Your flag cake is awesome! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow

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  8. This is a great unit! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your printables! I want to make a US study next year, and this will be perfect.

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  10. Great game!! Thank you for sharing them. I just did Thanksgiving memory games for my daughter.

    I would love it if you would share it at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/11/sharing-saturday-4.html. Thank you!

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  11. Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. What fun ways to learn about the country! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness!

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  13. I like the many ideas you have here. Great unit. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

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  14. what fun you had - loving those puzzles, esp. the 3D ones,

    Thanks for linking to the Sunday Showcase! Can't wait to see what you share with us this week.

    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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  15. I have no clue how I missed this before but this is FANTASTIC! I have pinned this onto my Pinterest Board. Thanks!

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  16. Love this so much! Thanks for sharing! I would love for this to be the way my kids and I explore history together!

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