National Freedom Day Kids’ Activity

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February 1 marks National Freedom Day. This very special day commemorates the signing of the 13th Amendment by Abraham Lincoln. If you’re looking for a way to help your child better understand why this day is important, and what having freedom means, check out this educational activity for kids.

Materials You’ll Need

  • Poster board paper
  • Crayons or markers
  • Scissors
  • Child-friendly magazines or print-outs from websites
  • Clear-drying school glue or a glue stick
  • Scissors

How-To Instruction Steps

  1. Discuss what freedom means to your child. If they’re not sure, talk about what you think freedom means or read children’s books on the subject.
  2. List words that represent freedoms. You can jot these down in a notebook for reference.
  3. Look for pictures that match these words. Browse child-friendly magazines or look online for photos. Another option is to draw the pictures. If your child prefers to do so, provide them with crayons, markers or colored pencils and paper.
  4. Cut the pictures (from magazines or online print-outs) out.
  5. Write each freedom word on the poster board.
  6. Glue one picture next to each word to represent the freedom.

Hang the poster somewhere prominent. Use it as a starting point to talk about freedoms and National Freedom Day this year and in the years to follow.




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