Our family purposely made our way to Philadelphia to celebrate Constitution Day along our 7-month RV journey around the United States in 2014.
In 2005, Americans began celebrating Constitution Day every September 17 commemorating the signing of the Constitution on that day in 1787. The beautiful National Constitution Center offers free admission on this day every year and I highly recommend putting this on your family bucket list.
Constitution Day honors the day 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution right here in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.
The National Constitution Center brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across America and around the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution.
Fortunately, the National Constitution Center also offers us many ways to learn, teach, and celebrate Constitution Week from the comfort of our homes.
If your children are schooling from home or you want to celebrate around the dinner table, here are some great resources for you to celebrate Constitution Week!
- CHECK OUT the Constitution Center website HERE
- PRINT FUN ACTIVITIES Depending on the age of your children, you can find printable activities for them to do such as a Constitution word search or make an amendment cootie catcher HERE
- PRINT AND SIGN the ‘I will read the Constitution’ Proclamation with your kids HERE
- WATCH EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS HERE
Have you visited the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia?
How do you teach your children American history and about our Constitution?