Celebrate America with this pack full of 30+ centers and activities! Designed for maximum flexibility, it contains a wide-variety of activities with options for a number of them so the teacher can choose what is most appropriate for his/her classroom or student. These America literacy activities and centers as well as math activities and centers are a great addition to any classroom!
This pack is perfect for Presidents’ Day, Veterans Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Election Day and Independence Day. The America theme will work across all of the holidays for maximum flexibility. Use part of the packet for one holiday and another part for a different holiday. This 90+ page packet is full of activities that can be used for weeks!
These activities are appropriate primarily for First Grade but will also work with Kindergarten and Second Grade depending on the ability levels of the students.
Everything is designed in a colorful but simple way. This uncluttered look helps students focus on the learning activity at hand.
All of the student pages are provided in both color and black and white.
Graphing America! – Students will sort and count the cards with different objects. They will then fill in the bar graph with the appropriate number.
July Calendar Task Cards – Students will answer the task card questions by using the provided calendar filled with information. They will then write their answers on their recording sheet.
Measure with the Stars! – Students will cut out a ruler of stars and use it to measure various objects on task cards. They will record their answers on their sheet.
Adding Change – Students will add the change pictured on the cards and write their answers on the recording sheet.
Help George Washington Get Home – Students will follow the path of odd numbers to get Washington back to his home.
Addition and Subtraction Story Problems – Students will determine if the story problem on the task card is addition or subtraction and then write the correction equation on the recording sheet. There are two sets of cards. One is simple addition of single digits and the other set is double digit with no regrouping/borrowing. The teacher can choose the appropriate set for her class. OR Use the easier set at the beginning of the year and the more challenging set later in the year.
Word Bank – A printable sheet word bank with 42 relevant words for any America-related unit. Teacher can laminate and put in centers or hand out for students to use during the unit.
Word Wall Cards – A set of 42 word wall cards on red and blue star background.
President True or False – Students will cut out statements and determine if they are true or false. They will glue them in the correct section of their sheet.
Scrambled Sentences – There are two options for this activity. In the first, students will unscramble the sentence on the six card set. They will write the correct sentence on the recording sheet. OR There is also a worksheet with the scrambled sentences (no cards) that can be unscrambled and written down.
America ABC Order – Students will put four words on each task card in ABC order and write on recording sheet.
Write the Room – Students will complete write the room tasks. There are four sheets in this pack: short/long vowels, common/proper nouns, 1-2-3-4+ syllables, and person/place/thing.
President versus King Venn Diagram – Students will brainstorm the differences and similarities between a king and president.
George Washington versus Abraham Lincoln Venn Diagram – Students will brainstorm the differences and similarities between the two presidents.
If I Were President – Students will write a brief statement and illustrate four things they would do if they were president.
My American Favorites Mini Book – Students will fill in blank of up to 12 different favorites and illustrate each half page. The teacher may choose as many different topics/pages as she would like.
America Cross Out – Students will cross out the word in each row that doesn’t belong with the rest. They will then write a few sentences at the bottom using some of the words listed above.
My July 4th History Book Mini Book – Students will learn fascinating facts about July 4th and illustrate each page.
How To Become President – Students will list five steps to becoming president.
Dear Mr. President – Students will write a letter to the president.
Four Great Things about America – Students will write about four things they think are great about America.
My Favorite Place in America – Students will write about their favorite place in America and illustrate it as though it is a newspaper article.
America List It! – Students will attempt to write one word about America for each letter of the alphabet.
I Love America! – Students will tell what they like about America by writing one word for each letter in “I Love America”
How Many Words? – Students will write as many words as they can using the letters in “Washington, D.C.”
Reading Response – Students will illustrate the Beginning, Middle, End and My favorite part.
A Story Map – Students will identify Title, Author, Characters, Setting, Beginning, Middle and End.
A Story Web – Student will identify Title, Author, Main Characters, Setting, Problem and Solution.
America and The President Writing Papers – Titled pages with lines for writing and a large box on top for illustrating. Includes both primary dotted lines and regular lines options for both topics.
America Word Search – Fun America-themed word search. No backwards or diagonal words.
Memory Game – Fun game for center time or early finishers.
Inauguration Day KWL – Explore Inauguration Day with this KWL activity.