An American Trail
Adventure Fourteen: Minnesota and Iowa
Passing the torch together
“I love the Lord my God with all of my heart, and I love my neighbor as myself.”
George Washinton A Good Leader
George Washington was a leader. He was a good example. The people in our country wanted to follow him because he had courage. Courage means facing danger without fear.
George Washington helped his troops to get along. They wanted to fight each other. He taught them to be friends. He helped them to be united. What do you think it means to be united? (Allow the patriots to share their thoughts).
United means when one or two join together like a team. When your Mommy gives you a banana, she pulls it off of a group of bananas. The group of bananas was united before the banana was removed. The group was one.
Let’s look at our United States map now. Do you remember how many states there are? There are fifty states in our country.
How many countries do we have? We have one country. Notice that all of the states are connected, all of them except for two states. Do you see where they are? One of them is Alaska, and the other one is Hawaii!
Point to them on the map!
All fifty states are one nation under God. George Washington helped the United States to be united
Directions for Coloring page
Little Patriots do their best work. Emphasize the importance of coloring neatly. When they have completed the state, the bird, and flower, place a gold star on the Capital City. This is the reward for a job well done.
State bird - Loon
State flower - Lady’s Slipper
State Capitol - St Paul
State - Purple Eastern Goldfinch
State flower - Wild Rose
State Capitol - Des Moines
This is a prayer in the Bible that Jesus prayed, “Father make them one as we are one.” Let’s pray that now. Father, in the name of Jesus, we thank You for making our fifty states one nation under You. We love each other. We’re glad that You protect us.
We ask that You protect our friends in Minnesota and Iowa. May their hearts be united with You. We pray for Mommies and Daddies to know you and have peace in their hearts.
Thank you for making each Patriot like a SHINY STAR or like a LAMP THAT BURNS VERY BRIGHT!
Recommended: Little Patriots, enjoy a banana. Notice how the bunch stick together!
Directions for the United States Map
Color the states on the map corresponding to the coloring pages.
Directions for the United States Flag
Place a silver star on the flag for each state completed.
Good job, Little Patriot! You are a Super Star!