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Lewis and Clark for Kids – Activities, Worksheets, and more

Join us as we start our westward expansion for kids American history unit as we learn about Lewis and Clark for kids. In this lesson you will find free printable animal tracks activity, lewis and Clark worksheets, DIY Moccasin activity, and so much more! So saddle up and join us as we journey back in time to 1783.

Lewis and Clark for Kids - this lewis and clark lesson helps kids learn about the period of american history covering the westward expansion. It includes DIY mocasin activity, free printable animal tracks activity, worksheets, book recommendations, and so much more! #lewisandclark #historyforkids #homeschooling

Lewis and Clark for Kids

Next up in our study of American history for kids we are learning about the Westward Expansion. We are taking a 3 week birds eye view of 1783 to 1898 (ending when Hawaii joined the United States). Our unit is filled with great books, activities, drawing & writing our own book, and of course a free printable.

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> _____ <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

 

       
Lewis and Clark Books for Kids:

We read these great books to learn about Lewis & Clark and Sacagawea. As Lewis & Clark were keeping journals to learn about and report back to President Thomas Jefferson about what they saw we read several books on being nature detectives.

How to make a Salt Dough Map

Salt Dough Map – History Project

We made a Salt Dough Map we will be painting next week & marking the Oregon Trail route.

Homeschool Nature Study

Lewis and Clark Nature Study

We talked about how our nature study journals were very much like what Lewis & Clark would have kept. Although we have much better resources now!

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We matched these native American animals with their tracks. (This fun activity is just one of the free Westward Expansion Worksheets included in the FREE printable at the bottom of the post)

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DIY Moccasins Craft

This DIY Moccasins craft is super fun to make and not super difficult either. This had to be one of our favorite activities we’ve done so far. Lewis & Clark wore out their boots pretty quickly into their long trip west as they explored the recently purchased Louisiana Territory. So they traded some local Native Americans they met on their journey and these moccasins lasted them the rest of the trip.hands on homeschool history - how to make mocassins for kids
hands on homeschool history - how to make mocassins for kids
hands on homeschool history - how to make mocassins for kids

hands on homeschool history - how to make mocassins for kids
Here are the finished pair of moccasins. Not only are they super cute and a fun way to remember our Lewis & Clark expedition, but they are also SUPER soft & comfortable too!

Westward Expansion free worksheets for elementary age children

Free Westward Expansion Worksheets

These FREE Westward Expansion printable will touch on the major points from this unit. It includes 10 sheets on different areas of the unit in both Pre/K and 1st+ lined paper –

  • US Elevation Map
  • Oregon Trail Map
  • and Animal Track cards.

We are making our own illustrations using Draw Write Now #5 and writing what we learned under the image. Most of our activities came from Westward Ho! An Activity Guide to the Wild West.

Lewis and Clark for Kids - this lewis and clark lesson helps kids learn about the period of american history covering the westward expansion. It includes DIY mocasin activity, free printable animal tracks activity, worksheets, book recommendations, and so much more! #lewisandclark #historyforkids #homeschooling cute wild west worksheets are a fun way to sneak in some math and literacy skills! Use these wild west printables to teach toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. The cute cowboy, cactust,horse, covered wagon, boots with spur, cowboy hat, and more on the free printable kindergarten worksheets will make children eager learners! Simply print pdf file with free preschool pages and you are ready to leran with fun themed worksheets. Oregon Trail History for Kids - kids will have fun learning about the oregon trail with these clever oregon trail activities, history crafts, free oregon trail worksheets and more for elementary age kids as they learn about american history and the westward expansion. #historyforkids #homeschooling #oregontrail This Westward Expansion Reader is a great way to work on reading skills while learning about how the US expanded west into the Louisiana Territory and beyond. Add this westward expansion printables to your westward expansion lesson as part of an American history study for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th graders. Simply print the westward expansion summary for kids to read, color, and learn about US history of the 1800s.
There is so much more to the wild west than just cowboys, Indians, covered wagons, and dust bowls. See the rest of our westward expansion activities with everything you need to make history come alive for your elementary age kids! See the rest of our unit here:
  • Lewis and clark for kids – Start out the way with wild west did with the journey of Louis and Clark after the Lousiana Purchase in 1803.
  • Oregon Trail for Kids – learn about the dangerous Oregon Trail and make a salt dough map, covered wagon model, and learn how hard life was for settlers traveling west.
  • Pony Express for Kids plus the gold rush and first transcontinental rail road are just a few of the fun topics explores in this final week of our wild west for kids unit!
  • Free Wild West Worksheets – over 70 pages of math and liteacy skills for kids 2-7 years old with a fun cowboy theme! Perfect to do alongside this history lesson and to keep younger siblings engaged at the same time
  • Oregon Trail Skip Counting Game allows children to practice skip counting with a fun themed activity
  • Westward Expansion Flip Book
  • Dig in to history with this engaging, Wild West History Sensory Bin ideas
  • Geography is Fun with a Salt Dough Map – learn about US geography and features as you mark the path the westward travelers too
  • Westward Expansion for Kids Book to read, color, and learn!

 

Vikings for Kid s- this is a fun hands on history unit that will help make history come alive including history activities, history crafts, free history printables and more for learning about early explorers #vikings #history #homeschooling Native Americans Plains Tribes Lesson civil war for kids free printable board game Learn all about the Eighties for kids with this American History for Kids reader for kids to color and learn! Learn about life in the 1980s with elementary age students from pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students.  Simply print pdf file with 1980s for kids for kids to learn about life in the 80s while having fun coloring the cute pictures and learning about big hair fashion, the walkman, Rubik's cube, video and the Presidents of the US during this decade.

History Lessons for Kids

Check out one of or MANY engaging, Free history lessons for kids

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  • We will make westward expansion for kids come alive for kids as they learn facts about the time period from about 1783-1898. In addition to learning about the Oregon trail, pony express, gold rush, transcontinental railroad, students will also learn to match animal trails, map the united states, and learn about North American animals too.
  • Civil War for Kids – students will learn about slavery, famous Americans from the Civil War, famous battles, and how our nation stayed together. Lesson includes printable worksheets, mapping activities, printable civil war board game and more!
  • Learn about US States for Kids – state coloring pages, president coloring pages, state report forms, states and capital printables, and so much more!
  • Pennant History Posters to see US History At-a-Glance
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  • 1930s for Kids – Printable Book about the Golden age of Hollywood, Great Depression for Kids and more to read, color, and learn
  • Life in the 1940s America for Kids Reader
  • Anne Frank for Kids Printable Reader to read, color, and learn about this Jewish girl who lived behind the wall in Holland during World War 2
  • 1950s for Kids Reader to Color, Learn and read about what life was like in America in 1950
  • Life in the 1960s for Kids Printable book to read, color and learn about life in the 1960s
  • Learn about platform shoes, disco, the beginning of Star Wars and more with this 1970s for kids Reader
  • 1980s for kids Reader to read, color, and learn!
  • 1990s for Kids Printable Reader filled with information about fashion, technology, Presidents, and more!
  • Learn about life for early 2000s Kids with these american history printables to read, color, and learn!
  • Review what you’ve leanred with these American History Worksheets (Notebooking)

us presidents coloring pagesIt is important to teach children about how we elect the president of the United States of America. This simple, no prep Voting for Kids reader will help pre k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. This printable election book is perfect for preparing children for November elections! FREE Printable 50 Us States coloring pages  american-symbols-for-kids-read-color-and-learn

United States Lesson for Kids

Help children learn about the great country of the United States with these free printables and resources:

 

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Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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