Constitution Day is here and this is an excellent time to teach our elementary students about what this holiday is and why it is important to our nation’s history.
Why do we celebrate Constitution Day?
In September of 1787, our founding fathers signed the constitution which has become the most important and influential document in our country. To commemorate it, we now celebrate this day as a national holiday on September 17th.
This is a new concept to most of our early elementary students, so this is an excellent time of year to introduce the topic in a way that is engaging and fun for them so that they remember why this document is so important.
Constitution Day activities for elementary students
When teaching this subject, you want to start by explaining to students what this day means, why it’s so important, and who some of the founding fathers are that created and signed the constitution. This will give them the foundational knowledge they need to understand your Constitution Day lesson plans.
After covering the basics, make it fun! You can pull out some craft supplies or Constitution Day worksheets that students can use to better grasp the concept.
I created my interactive flip book to make it easy to incorporate learning about this important holiday in a way that students will enjoy.
These Constitution Day activities for kindergarten and first grade students include 15 printables, writing prompts, posters, a mini book, and more.
Here’s what’s included:
Pg. 1 Cover
Pg. 2 Lesson Plan
Pg. 3 Poster
Pg. 4 Instructions with a visual
Pg. 5- 7 Flip Book Pages where the student writes the word on the side of the flipbook
Pg. 8 – 15 Writing Prompts (primary or intermediate lined with self-check at the bottom)
Pg. 16 Mini Book
Pg. 17 Credits
Students will love this engaging activity! If you want more social studies fun, make sure to check out my post here for tips on how to teach social studies to kindergarten and first grade students!