Free Declaration of Independence Worksheet for Kids

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Have fun learning the history behind Independence Day with our free Declaration of Independence worksheet.

These coloring pages are aimed at younger students and are a great way to understand what led up to the Declaration of Independence.

Children will color in the following images as they learn about them:

  • Liberty Bell
  • Color and label the 13 British colonies
  • George Washington
  • American soldiers
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Declaration of Independence
  • King of England George III
  • National Seal
  • A man riding on horseback with the news of independence

We have lots of free patriotic printables that you can add to your studies along with our free Declaration of Independence coloring pages that you can download below.

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Labeling the original 13 colonies of the United States

This Declaration of Independence worksheet is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

The first worksheet is a labeling activity where students learn the original 13 colonies of the United States and have to label them on the map.

The kids can color them in to make it easier to see if they have time too.

The Declaration of Independence worksheet answer sheet is included.

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Declaration of Independence Worksheets

There are 8 further Declaration of Independence worksheets for you to print out at the end of this page.

The Americans in the 13 colonies were British citizens, but the British parliament and King treated them in terrible ways.

The Revolutionary War (1775-83), also known as the American Revolution started.

America formed a Continental Army, with George Washington as its commander in chief. Guts and Glory the American Revolution book is great to add to your studies.

You will also enjoy our free George Washington worksheets for kindergarten and our free printable George Washington worksheets.

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In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson started to write the Declaration of Independence, along with John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston.

You will enjoy our Thomas Jefferson worksheets and our Benjamin Franklin coloring pages too.

The first one to sign the Declaration was John Hancock on July 4, 1776. There were 56 signers in total. You will enjoy our Founding Fathers coloring pages with the main 8 signers.

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The King of England was George III. The Declaration claims 27 separate indictments against George III, whom the founders label a “tyrant unfit to rule over a free people”.

News of the Declaration of Independence spread quickly to the colonies, with Georgia and South Caroline finding out by early August.

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On July 8, 1776, the Liberty Bell rang out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon.

The bald eagle became the national symbol of America when it was added to the National Seal in 1782.

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Declaration of Independence facts for kids

  • The French government supported America in achieving independence. The French navy transported reinforcements, fought off a British fleet, and protected Washington’s forces in Virginia.
  • President John Adams and President Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, 50 years after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
  • The vote for independence was not unanimous among the 13 colonies. Only nine voted in favor of adopting the Declaration of Independence. Pennsylvania and South Carolina voted no, Delaware was undecided and New York abstained.
  • The last person to sign the Declaration of Independence was Matthew Thornton, who signed it on November 4, 1776.
  • Officially, the Continental Congress declared its freedom from Britain on July 2, 1776, and not the 4th.
  • The Declaration of Independence is made up of five distinct parts: the introduction; the preamble; the body, which can be divided into two sections; and a conclusion.
  • The Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution can all be found in the National Archives Museum in Washington DC.
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Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

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Last Updated on 15 January 2024 by homeschoolof1

6 Comments

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! We’re thrilled to hear that you’re excited about using our Declaration of Independence Worksheets. It’s a fantastic tool to make learning about the Declaration of Independence both educational and fun.

      We genuinely hope your kids enjoy the worksheet and find it helpful in understanding the significance of this historical document. If you ever have any questions or need more resources related to the Declaration of Independence or any other educational materials, please feel free to ask. Happy learning, and have a wonderful time exploring history with your little ones!

    1. Hi Kahnya absolutely. Scroll towards the bottom of the page where you will see a blue box, fill in your name and email address and click I need this now, and you will be sent the free pdf immediately.

  1. How do I order or otherwise get these printables all in one place for my ALE classroom? The website is a bit confusing….

    Liberty Bell
    Color and label the 13 British colonies
    George Washington
    American soldiers
    Thomas Jefferson
    Declaration of Independence
    King of England George III
    National Seal
    A man riding on horseback with the news of independence

    1. If you would like the free Declaration of Independence worksheets all you need to do is scroll to the dark blue box where it says: Free Declaration of Independence worksheets

      Add in your name and email address and you will be sent the pdf immediately. If you don’t see it straight away please check your spam or junk folder just in case it accidently lands in there.

      I hope your class enjoys them 🙂

      Clare

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