Activities For The Entire Family To Share And Enjoy
- Pick your favorite Founding Father. Find a picture of him, and create a giant
cut-out character that looks just like him. Find your favorite quote by the character
and write that quote in a speech bubble. There are lots of websites where you can find
quotes of almost any historical figure, but ask your parents first before you use the
- Pick your favorite Founding Father quote, and write/illustrate your own fable. You
can write it as a poem or a regular story, but make sure to color beautiful
- Let everyone in your house pick their favorite Founding Father. Everyone dresses up
as their character, then have a special dinner and meeting of your historical figures.
Learn as much as you can about your character so that you can say the things he might
say, and teach your other family members about his personality and accomplishments.
Research the type of food they might have eaten during the late 1700’s and see how
closely you can re-create one of their meals.
- Watch the news and read newspapers and magazines and see if you can find any
examples of current events that remind you of one of the stories in Founders’ Fables.
You can even keep a little notebook with newspaper clippings and examples from tv news
- Write sequels to the stories in Founders’ Fables. Tell everyone what you think might
happen next in the story.
- Look for pictures of the Founding Fathers in everyday life. For example, can you
find any familiar faces on US coins and dollars?
- You can have a 4th of July celebration with a Founders’ parade. Ask your friends to
decorate their bikes and wagons, and have a parade with lots of patriotic music. Let
people dress up as Founding Fathers along the parade route, and let them tell your
neighbors all about their life and beliefs.
- Have a Founding Fathers Scavenger Hunt. Using your library or internet (with your
parents’ permission), see who can find the first ten facts about or quotes from your
- Pick a Founding Father. Write his name down. See how many different words you can
make with the letters in his name.
- List ten reasons why you love America. Now list ten ways you would like to make it
- Pick two Founding Fathers and compare them. How are they alike? How are they
different? Which one would you most like to have come to your house and eat dinner
- Read a little bit of the Constitution every day. Talk about it with your family.
Then when you hear that laws are being created or cases are being heard by the Supreme
Court, discuss how the Constitution would apply to each case. You can find copies of the Constitution and other historical documents
at The National Archives.