Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution

What You Need:

  • Social studies book
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Markers or colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Tape

What You Do:

  1. Have the official "tracer" trace different left and right feet onto separate pieces of paper. Have him go around and trace all the members of the family, as it's fun (and helpful) to feature feet of different sizes on the paper.
  2. Next, invite your child cut out all the traced feet.
  3. On the inside of each traced foot, have her write a different event that lead to the American Revolution, using her social studies book as a guide. In each of the cut-out feet, be sure to include the date and a brief summary of what happened.
  4. Now, ask her to decorate the feet with small symbols or pictures. Use bigger feet to indicate more significant events and use smaller feet to show less important events.
  5. Tape the feet to the wall, the floor, or a window in chronological order.

This activity can be adapted to suit any series of steps leading up to a major event. You can even chart the history of your family "step by step"!

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