» posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 at 9:51 am by Teresa
Learning constitution with fun activities
It is not hard to share the great values of history through fun activities. In this article, we propose some fun activities, which would help our kids to learn about the history of US constitution. These three games are set up to teach the bill of rights for kids.
1. Memory game
It is a game, which can be played with any number of children. Kids form two groups. Each group will have cards of the Bill of Rights – twenty cards of ten pairs. If there are fewer than 10 players, then each player can hold one or more cards. This game will be helps promote an an understanding about the constitution.
The game rules
Players should not show their cards to other players. Each team member should look at their cards. will have a chance to look on their card. On every card, along with the amendments, there will be a symbol or image – whatever you like. Split the card pairs and distribute one half of each pair to each team. Taking turns, each child try’s to find the matching bill of rights in the opposing group. If the child’s guess is wrong, the child on the opposing team that was just queried, must briefly show the card he/she is holding, before hiding the symbol. .
If the kid successfully finds their matching card, then the child collects the pair. The team with the most pairs at the end wins. This game is designed to teach kids the individual amendment names of the bill of rights.
2. Find a way to freedom
This activity is a map game. On the map, there will be different paths to reach the castle of freedom. This game will be helpful to understand the Bill of Rights.
The game rules
To find the real route to the castle, a kid must identify some clues to reach the castle. The ten amendments of the Bill of Rights will be placed in a different order. Kids have to find out the amendments to recognize the real way. There will be many signboards and kids have to identify the signboards mentioning the ten amendments. The route will become clear once the kids properly order the amendments As with any treasure hunt – prizes await at the end.
3. Hot or cold game
In this, game kids have to find ten hidden rolls of paper, one for each of the ten amendments of the Bill of Rights. This is like any hot/cold game, the blindfolded (optional) child receives periodical alerts from the other kids when they are close to (hot), or moving away from (cold) the hidden paper roll. There could also be decoy rolls that contain nothing.
The game rules
One or more locations can be used for this game. Paper rolls can be made colorful and can be kept with small gifts or sweets. Maximum points will go to the kid who finds the most rolls.
These three games will help kids to identify the Bill of Rights by making the Constitution accessible for kids.