An American Trail
Adventure Twenty-Two: Utah and Arizona
Passing the torch together
“I love the Lord my God with all of my heart and my neighbor as myself.”
Today Little Patriots, we’re going to learn about a Patriot named Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was born in Virginia (Point to Virginia).
He lived on a farm. He had a large family; he had six sisters and four brothers! He was the oldest, so he was the big brother! Thomas enjoyed fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and canoeing.
He also liked music, and he learned to play the violin. His father taught him to read and write and how to take care of the business of the farm. When Thomas was fourteen years old, his father died. That’s when Thomas became the head of the household. Thomas Jefferson would rather live in a small house, and read books and enjoy his family, but his country needed him. He was a good leader. People looked to him for encouragement. He became the third president of the United States.
He believed that a Patriot should love God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. He even approved of having church meetings in the capitol building, and he worshipped God there.
His picture is on the Two dollar bill. On the back is an important picture of the founding fathers signing their names on a paper that Thomas Jefferson wrote called the Declaration of Independence
Recommended: Present your Little Patriot with their very own two-dollar bill.
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 Capitol - Salt Lake City
State Flower - Sego Lily
State Bird - Seagull
State Capitol - Phoenix
State Flower - Saguaro Cactus
State Bird - Cactus Wren
Father in heaven,
We pray for the Little Patriots in Utah and Arizona that Your Holy Spirit will put Your love in their hearts for You (like a lamp that burns bright) and for our country, and know the Truth (Jesus) who makes the U.S. free!
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 state completed.
Good job, Little Patriot. You are a Super Star!