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I've been working like mad today to finish up a few of the Constitution Day activities that I was designing.  I hope someone out there can still use them.  

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerI'm all for easy, when the administration throws these "According to the law, everyone has to teach something about the Constitution on April 17th..." zingers at us.

With that in mind, and because I couldn't find an emergent reader that simplified the Constitution for PK-K, I decided to make my own.

This little, non-fiction Constitution booklet, is filled with basic facts, in easy to understand, kid-friendly terms, that help explain what the Constitution is all about.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerSo...Woo hoo! Simply "print & go" and you're all set with a quick, easy, and interesting little something to plug in for Constitution Day.


Students "read" the simple sentences (I used plenty of words from the Dolch lists) then trace and write the main idea word.  Doing so, will help build vocabulary and reinforce comprehension.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerBesides the "kiddy" emergent reader version, I added more factual information to make a non fiction booklet, suitable for 3rd & 4th graders.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerFor quick printing, there are two pages on one template.  The booklet for older kiddos has 5 more pages

Click on the link to pop on over.  Emergent Reader Constitution booklet.

last page hip hip hooray copy1I turned the last page of the booklet into a Constitution Day coloring page.  It's one of today's featured FREEBIES. Click on the link to grab a copy. 

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, scroll template, scroll pattern, constitution day emergent readerThe other FREEBIE is a pair of parchment-look scrolls.  Use them to have your students write their own classroom Constitution, Bill of Rights or class contract.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerAlso hot off the press today is a set of Constitution themed Memory Match cards.

They match my Constitution Day Number Puzzles, which makes for a nice coordinated center/station.

Students can match the picture to the picture or the picture to the word card.  I've numbered them, so children can self-check.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerYou can also play an "I Have; Who Has?" game. "I have George Washington. Who has his name card?"

Use the picture cards to build vocabulary and explain a bit about the Constitution.
"The men on these cards are some of the "Framers" that worked on the Constitution." etc.

Use them as flashcards to see who can tell who or what's on the card and how it relates to Constitution Day.

Later in the year, bring the game out again in February for Presidents' Day, posing the question: "Which of these men became President? Who was the first?" 

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Our server was having issues for a bit, so it was timing out and driving me crazy! 

Every time I tried to save my work the page errored out and I lost everything.  You are reading my 4th redo of this article. 

Of course a killer headache has insued, so time to quit.  Wishing everyone an interesting Constitution Day tomorrow. 

"The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility; it is during times of tension , trumoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested." -Mike Honda

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