This week in our hands on revolutionary war for kids history unit add important dates and people to your the free printable lapbook, make a DIY Spy Cipher, a take a peak at the real historic sites in historic Pennsylvania.
Note: If you have middle school+ age children you might want to check out The Founding of America Megaset
We also added this weeks’ events & famous people to our lapbook.
You can download the American Revolutionary War Lapbook at the bottom of the post.
American Revolution Declaration of Independence for Kids
Revolutionary War Timeline for Kids
2nd Continental Congress & Declaration of Independence July 1776
- “There, I guess King George can see that!” John Hancock
- “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal…” Thomas Jefferson
Crossing the Delaware & Battle of Trenton
(Crossing The Delaware: A History In Many Voices) – December 26, 1776
Congress prescribes flag
Betsy Ross may have made the first American flag, we do not know for sure. But we do know the first flag was made June 14, 1777. So the kids & I made our own original American flag.
Daniel Morgan and The Battle of Freeman’s Farm September 17, 1777
Saratoga – turning point in war Aug-Oct 1777
Our activities for the week were fieldtrips (part of our Revolutionary War Road trip).
Famous People of the Revolutionary War for Kids
George Washington for Kids
George Washington was the first President of the United States of America (1789-1797). He led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783, and presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787.
Spy Nathan Hale for Kids
DIY Spy Cipher – American History Project for Kids
We made our own spy cipher this week! I had seen directions using lots of mayo lids – but we don’t go through that many in a couple years…. so it was time to improvise! I printed off strips with each letter of the alphabet, next sheet all letters in a different order, and continued until I had 7 strips (this is easy to do in Excel). Then I taped them around a toilet paper roll (we always have lots of those!) To make the code find the first letter of the word and use the letter below it. Continue until you have the word spelled. Then use an underscore and start at the beginning for the next word. Goofy was amused the message looked like gibberish! Remember, this only works if you & the person receiving the message both have the same cipher!
Baron von Steuben
We practiced drilling to become our own army.
NOTE: Sometimes we skim through these books. I cannot guarantee the books thoroughly as we only uses parts or look at pictures. So forgive me if there is something in these recommendations that I don’t see =-)
Download FREE Revolutionary War Timeline & Lapbook
And we added our new timeline events and famous Americans to our FREE American Revolution Lapbook.