Bringing Constitution Day to K (Freebie)

Constitution Day is coming! Since kindergarteners are so young, the concept of the Constitution is a big, tough concept to understand. Most Kindergarten students know that they should love our country, that the flag is a symbol of our country, and that our flag is red, white, and blue and that there are laws that we have to follow. These very basic concepts will be the springboard for my Constitution Day instruction. This year’s lesson will have a patriotic spin with this super-cute (and easy) red, white, and blue hat project.

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Materials needed

  • 4×18″ strips of red construction paper (1 per student)
  • 4×6″ pieces of red construction paper (1 per student)
  • 4×1.5″ strips of white construction paper (about 8 per student)
  • 9×12″ sheets of blue construction paper
  • Stapler (teacher)
  • Glue sticks and scissors (students)

Instructions for Prep

  • Copy star page onto blue construction paper (see download for the master copy)
  •  The 4×18″ strips of red paper will not be large enough to fit around the head of most students. Extend this piece by stapling a 4×6″ strip of paper to each long strip

Create the Headband

  • Distribute stapled red strips to students with 1.5×4″ strips of white paper.
  •  Students will glue the white pieces vertically onto the red headband. Leave an inch or so of space between the white pieces to resemble stripes.
  •  Students will each cut out blue paper stars and glue them onto the headband.
  •  Once complete, the teacher will wrap the band around each students head, bring the two ends together to determine the right fit, and staple the headband closed

You can download a template and a set of printable instructions for a Patriotic Headband for FREE! Enter your email below to have the craft sent right to your inbox!

Other Monday plans for my classroom include discussing symbols of our country and learning a little about the Constitution. The headband serves as a fun springboard into all of it!
Happy Constitution Day!

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)

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