This post is a fun bit of homeschool history lesson and homeschool geography lesson. Homeschool history because the book, Our Liberty Bell*, does a fair job of giving the history behind the Liberty Bell, but homeschool geography because national symbols is taught as part of geography. I got very lucky and found another intriguing book, Saving the Liberty Bell*, about a farmer and his son saved the Liberty Bell when the British were fixin’ to invade Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War.
So after reading the story, and very nearly being stumped a couple of times by questions from one of the kids. As soon as I was asked why the Liberty Bell was so important it totally flew out of my brain.
To go with this book we made our own Liberty Bell craft.
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Liberty Bell craft supplies
How to make your Liberty Bell craft
1. Poke a hole in two sides to string yarn through later.
2. Paint the bell, then put it down and wait for the paint to dry (this is when we read the story). Also notice my son has decided to paint first and then poke holes. This of course leads to messier children.
3. String the yarn through the bell. Now tie the yarn onto the stick close to the bell.
4. I wrapped all of the excess string around the stick so look like leather ties, but you could just cut it off short.
5. Bonus step all of the older kids wanted to do: draw on the crack.