If you are looking for a fun, easy and engaging way to start off the year with your first grade students… the Pledge of Allegiance is the first place to start!
I love to use this activity when we go back to school because it not only covers a very important Social Studies topic, the United States Pledge of Allegiance, but it also gives me an opportunity to:
- set expectations for how I want students to behave when we are doing “desk work”
- establish procedures for how to complete a cut-and-paste activity
- introduce students to where we put work when it is finished
- teach students how to properly clean up and put away supplies
Because let's be honest, you'll never be able to “fit it all in”. That's why it is so important to plan activities with your first graders that serve multiple purposes!
Pledge of Allegiance Cut and Paste Activity
Ok, learning the United States Pledge of Allegiance has always been and probably always will be one of the first social studies topics you teach as soon as you go back to school, well for first grade anyway.
The pledge of allegiance is something that students recite every day, but do not understand half of the words they are speaking.
This cut and paste activity allows us to talk about the different phrases of the Pledge and what they really mean.
It also gives us really good practice on how to correctly complete a cut and paste activity making this the perfect back to school Social Studies activity.
And yes, I go cut by cut with my first graders with this activity so I can give clear expectations for how I would like them to complete cut and paste activities for the rest of the year.