An American Trail
Adventure Nine: Ohio and West Virginia
Passing the torch together
“I love the Lord my God with all of my heart and my neighbor as myself.”
The Liberty Bell
Ding! Ding! Dong! Let freedom ring!
The Liberty Bell was ringing in the year 1776. The day was July 8th. It was hot outside because it was summertime in Pennsylvania! The Liberty Bell was ringing because it was a special day.
“Hey, what’s happening?” Asked Brayden, “Why do we hear the bell ringing? It’s not even Sunday!”
“It must be a special occasion!” Replied Selah.
“Well, you are right about that!” Answered Blaze. “Letts hurry down to the State House to see what’s happening there!”
The Liberty Bell was proudly announcing the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The United States was going to be free to be one nation under God. That meant that the King of England could not make the rules.
Yeah! Yeah! Hip – hip hooray! Hey Patriots, guess what it says on the Liberty Bell! The Liberty Bell has a Bible verse on it that says, “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land…”
Directions for Coloring Pages
Little Patriots do their best work. Emphasize the importance of coloring neatly. When they have completed the state, the bird, and the flower, the teacher places a gold star on the Capital City. This is the reward for a job well done.
State Bird - Cardinal
State Flower - Scarlet Carnation
State Capital - Columbia
State Bird - Cardinal
State Flower - Rhododendron
State Capitol - Charleston
In the name of Jesus, we proclaim liberty throughout Ohio and West Virginia! We pray for the Little Patriots there to be safe. Jesus, You are the Truth. The Bible says that You set us free from sin (or from chains) that hold back the Little Patriots of Ohio, West Virginia. We ask for the Holy Spirit to be the wind. Blaze flies very high; we ask that the Little Patriots will soar upon the wings of eagles because the Holy Spirit will help them to fly high also.
Directions for the United States Map
Color the states on the map the same as the coloring pages.
Directions for the United States Flag
Place a silver star on the flag for each coloring page completed.
Good job, Little Patriot. You are a Super Star!