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Revolutionary War for Kids – War is Brewing

Learn about the American Revolutionary War for Kids with this fun history for kids lesson. We’ve included fun hands-on American history activities like a printing press Revolutionary War Project Ideas , lots of great book recommendations, and a free printable revolutionary war lapbook with important dates and people. This is a fun American history for kids unit for kindergartners, first graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, 4th graders, 5th graders, and 6th graders.

Learn about the American Revolutionary War for Kids with this fun history for kids lesson. We've included fun hands-on American history activities like a printing press Revolutionary War Project Ideas , lots of great book recommendations, and a free printable revolutionary war lapbook with important dates and people. This is a fun American history for kids unit for kindergartners, first graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, 4th graders, 5th graders, and 6th graders.

Revolutionary War for Kids

Learn about famous Americans during our War of Independence from the British around 1776 with this fun American history for kids lesson. In our revolutionary war lapbook you will learn about important people from both the red coats (lobster tails) and patriots of the militia as well as major events in the timeline from the Boston Massacre to the Declaration of Independence and George Washington leading the 13 colonies to become the United States of America. We have also included revolutionary war project ideas to keep kindergartners and elementary age students in grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6 engaged and make learning fun!

FREE American Revolutionary War Lapbook - Learn about the American Revolutionary War for Kids with this fun history for kids lesson. We've included fun hands-on American history activities like a printing press Revolutionary War Project Ideas , lots of great book recommendations, and a free printable revolutionary war lapbook with important dates and people. This is a fun American history for kids unit for kindergartners, first graders, 2nd graders, 3rd graders, 4th graders, 5th graders, and 6th graders.

Revolutionary War Lapbook

Each week we will add more dates to our timeline and learn about famous people from the American Revolution. You can do this unit without buying a single textbook (assuming you have a good local library)! Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The American revolution lapbook pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

 

American Revolution for kids

This homeschool history unit is perfect for the entire family to do together with lots of great book, hands on history projects, and a free printable American Revolution Lapbook. So join us as we relive history in our revolutionary war for kids unit

I found this WONDERFUL resource! It is a cartoon series called Liberty Kids. It goes through the Revolutionary war in about 40 episodes. It includes famous people, major battles, perspective from both sides, is fun to watch (I enjoyed it to!) and does this all in a tasteful, accurate way. LOVE it! We used this entire series. Our local library had it so we were able to check it out. If yours does not, it is totally worth the $12 to own your own copy!!

This week we watched episode 1-5 of video series (1 a day for week).

Revolutionary War Timeline for Homeschoolers

Revolutionary War Timeline

As we studied the American revolution for kids we learned about the following events and added them to our timeline project (see the bottom of post for freebie).

  • TAXES on molasses, tea, paper goods (Stamp Act)
  • Boston Massacre – Goofy found a red shirt to represent the British and we acted out the Boston Massacre.

Boston massacre american history activities for kids

  • Boston Tea Party (we had a tea party with pound cake) – December 16, 1773

Boston Tea party hands on american history for kids

  • English close Boston Port until Colonists pay back the cost of the tea – the colonists called this the Intolerable Acts
  • Printing Press & Benjamin Franklin’s newspaper The Pennsylvanian Gazette

Revolutionary War Printing Press -History Project for Homeschoolers

Revolutionary War Project Ideas

To help understand the printing press and how long it took to set-up to print the newspaper I came up with this project. We picked a simple thing to print “British are coming!” as I knew we’d run out of letters.
Revolutionary War Printing Press -History Project for Homeschoolers

We laid them out backwards. Then Goof used a piece of paper and and book to push down to make his press print. Putting all the type in for the newspaper would have been a LOT of work!

Colonial America Costumes for Kids

Colonial Costume – in The Liberty Tree it explained that men usually braided or pulled back their hair and then put flour on it. It also shows the time period tricorn hats. So we made our own from felt (that we braided) and black construction paper.

     

Revolutionary War Books for Kids

The Liberty Tree does a wonderful job explaining history from both sides. It introduces major characters, explains events leading up to the Revolutionary War beginning with the French-Indian War, and has nice illustrations.  Although this is all you will need you might also want to check out Graffic Library’s The Boston Massacre or the Time Traveling Twins’ Joining the Boston Tea Party

Famous People of the Revolutionary War for Kids

Famous People of the Revolutionary War for Kids

We studied the following Famous People from the Revolutionary War and added them to our lapbook.

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams was a politician in colonial Massachusetts, was a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution. His 1768 circular letter calling for colonial cooperation prompted the occupation of Boston by British soldiers, eventually resulting in the Boston Massacre of 1770. In 1776 he helped draft the Articles of Confederation.

Ideas we didn’t get to to from Squidoo – make root beer (Samuel Adams’ father owned a brewery)
     
(we made the printing press from letter stamps)

Benjamin Franklin

Franklin was a leading author (Poor Richard’s Almanack), printer (The Pennsylvania Gazette), Pennsylvanian politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, diplomat, and American founding father. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, a carriage odometer, and the glass ‘armonica’. He formed the first public library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

King George III

King George III’s reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. George III is often accused of obstinately trying to keep Great Britain at war with the revolutionaries in America, despite the opinions of his own ministers.

Patrick Henry

Henry was an attorney and politician during the movement for independence in Virginia in the 1770s. He is remembered as governor of Virginia (twice), saying “Give me liberty or give me death” and “I am not a Virginian, but an American”, opposing the Constitution as it would take away from state’s rights, and as a proponent of Bill or Rights.

 

See the rest of the lessons in this Revolutionary War for Kids unit:

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Looking for more resources and free worksheets to teach students about geography for kids? You will love these coloring sheets, printable maps, books, activities and games:

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Beth Gorden

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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