Thursday, July 4, 2013

Summer Fun Day 40 - Founding Fathers Go Fish



We're passing some of the time before the fireworks today by finding the faces behind the signatures on the Declaration of Independence.


I copied pictures of the signers from www.ushistory.org, and edited them in Paint to add the colony each man represented at the Continental Congress, across the top. Then, I printed two wallet sized copies of each image, glued them, individually, onto 3''x4'' pieces of construction paper, and sandwiched them in contact paper...


...ready for a rousing game of "Find the Founding Father".


Do you have a Thomas Jefferson from Virginia?


 Go find a founding father.


Do yoooou have a John Hancock from Massachusetts?


It's great to be a homeschooler.

5 comments:

Phyllis said...

What a fun way to learn.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very clever! Are they able to recognize the names from the faces without having them written on the cards? Happy Independence Day!

Ticia said...

Ooohhh, that is a very fun idea.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Raising a Happy Child - Not all 56 faces, but we are all becoming more familiar with them.

Kim said...

As a retired "Homeschool Mom" turned "Nana" (and current Pre-K teacher)

I think this would be fun to play at the 4th of July Family gathering... grandkids, college kids and all! Thanks for posting...