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Patriotism – A Celebration of our Country

Patriotism – A Celebration of our Country

Cheryl Chew, Florida

Patriotic Girls!

Patriotic Girls!

Our club presented a patriotic musicale, Old Glory Grows Up.  The children were awarded two badges—Patriotism and Singing—because there were many skills that were worked on.   The children learned about the birth of our nation through drama and song.  With emphasis on Patriotism, they learned about the importance of our flag, how it has changed over the years, and the respect we should have for it.  The children also witnessed a presentation by the Civil Air Patrol during the night of the presentation.  The children were also taught about each branch of our military and learned their individual songs.

A few important figures that represent our country were also introduced to the children.  Betsy Ross, George Washington, Uncle Sam, Francis Scott Key, Columbia and The Statue of Liberty—to name a few.  The children enjoyed learning about the freedom of our country and the importance of fighting for our freedom.  They also learned many patriotic songs and continue to sing them with pride.

Patriotic Boys!

Patriotic Boys!

Lovin' Our Country

Lovin' Our Country

 

3 thoughts on “Patriotism – A Celebration of our Country

    • Hi Michelle,
      I got the script out of a library book in the “plays/literature” section dated about 1960. We first did this in 2000 when we had about 17 kids. We did it a 2nd time earlier this year and had 52 children participate. If you were interested in the script, e-mail me at cherylmc@tampabay.rr.com. It takes about 40 minutes to present. Several of the costumes came from a nearby mega-church and they were a God-send for loaning them to us. We sewed a couple of the costumes ourselves. We made bandannas for the little children and also red, white & blue hobby horses that they rode when they sang Yankee Doodle. The kids did both singing and patriotism badges over the course of the 2 1/2 months. They memorized all of their lines and 11 songs. It helped them be part of a bigger project than they were used to since they are all homeschooled. The kids rose to the challenge and did a fabulous job!
      Blessings,
      Cheryl

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