Celebrating Constitution Day can be a challenge in kindergarten. The Constitution is a big, complicated document and idea to teach our students. That’s why we created our American Symbols research project! This research project is great for celebrating Constitution Day because it brings those big ideas to a level that our students can understand! What better way to celebrate Constitution Day than by learning about American symbols?
For each American symbol, we read a book which is our research. Then we record our learning our graphic organizer or tree chart. The students then use this graphic organizer to write in their American Symbols Research Journal. The read aloud makes the research kindergarten friendly! The graphic organizers provide a scaffolding for the students writing.
American symbols included: U.S Constitution, The American Flag, The Statue Of Liberty, The White House, The Liberty Bell and the bald eagle.
Constitution Day Art Projects
For each of the American Symbols, we also do fun, simple art projects!
This Statue Of Liberty project is fun and easy! Students make a crown and torch. The torch is a toilet paper roll and tissue paper. Then we pose as Lady Liberty!
Statue Of Liberty Directed Drawing (CLICK HERE!)
This flag is done one on one with Mr. Greg!
The White House!
This is a simple project using basic shapes. I model how to cut each shape and then the students do it on their own. We do not use a template or lines to trace and cut!
Constitution Day Snack
Toast, blueberries, strawberry jam and cream cheese
American Symbols Math And Literacy Centers
We use these American symbols math and literacy centers for differentiated and engaging centers!
Constitution Day Sensory Bin
To create a Constitution Day sensory bin we used rotini pasta and bowtie pasta to create this fun, engaging sensory bin for our class!
FREE American Symbols Emergent Reader
Suggested Read Alouds
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