Teaching about the different American symbols is part of our social studies curriculum and what better time to introduce them than during February when we are studying about Presidents?!?!
We start by gathering a bunch of books and read about the different symbols. There are also a ton of free Power Point presentations online to show your students (just Google American Symbol Power Point Presentations). After learning the different symbols, I used the cards in What the Teacher Wants President's Day and US Symbols Unit and play the kid-favorite...Headbands-American Symbols Style! We used the actual headbands from the game, however, you could just use a head-sized strip of paper and attach the cards to it using sticky tack. One child puts an American Symbol card onto their headband. The others in their group give them clues about the symbol until the player guesses it correctly. They LOVED it!
Here's a follow up printable. Just click here to download it from Google Docs.