We The People: Constitution Day

It is a weekday, and for most of us, that means that we are juggling work, homework, practices, and who knows what else.  It is rare that the kids do any additional writing at home. But, today is Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the nation’s founding document, and as is every day–an opportunity for writing!  You may want to try to squeeze some writing in tonight, or table it to the weekend.

Here are some great reading and writing activities for kids of all ages:

1) Read the Bill of Rights (Here’s a kid-friendly explanation), then ask everyone to write their own Amendment, or even their own Bill of Rights for members of the family.

2) Write a newspaper article about the signing of the Constitution. Be sure to include interviews with some of the signers!

3) Choose a founding father, and do some research. Then, write up a paragraph to share with the rest of the family.

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