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Raising The Next Generation of Patriots

As a mom, we can do our part in restoring our American culture by raising patriots right in our own home! Get started by using this kid-friendly version of the Cottage Meetings series. It is presented through fun and engaging activities, while teaching your children the principles of faith, family and freedom.
Cottage Meetings for Kids Intro

Monthly Lessons

Everything you need to get your Cottage Meetings for Kids started!

#1 - Anchored In Hope
#2 - No Place Like Home
#3 - Ladies First
#4 - Foundation of Faith
#5 - Valor of Virtue
#6 - Patriotism
#7 - America, Share the Story
#8 - Capture the Sunshine
#9 - Time to Sow
#10 - Wheat and Chaff
#11 - Law of Harvest
#12 - Raising Patriots
Resources

Anchored in Hope - Cottage Meetings for Kids

Objective:

This theme introduces the four fundamentals of liberty – God, Family, The Founders' Constitution, and Virtuous and Moral Leadership.

We need them to stay anchored in hope as we secure and maintain the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our prosperity.

Kids
Lesson #1

Activity
Outline

Activity Day
General Resources

There's No Place Like Home - Cottage Meetings for Kids

Objective:

This theme introduces the significant role of the home and family in society and personal development and establishes the principle that liberty begins at home.

Kids
Lesson #2

Activity
Outline

Activity Day
General Resources

Ladies First - Cottage Meetings for Kids

Objective:

The purpose of this presentation is to help children realize the powerful influence of women in their home and family, the community, and the nation and teach the importance of having respect.

Kids
Lesson #3

Activity
Outline

Activity Day
General Resources

A Foundation of Faith - Cottage Meetings for Kids

Objective:

This theme introduces the instrumental role that God and faith had in the founding of America. Faith is the first of the Three Pillars of Liberty; it lays the foundation where liberty can grow and prosper.

Kids
Lesson #4

Activity
Outline

Activity Day
General Resources

The Valor of Virtue - Cottage Meetings for Kids

Objective:

This theme introduces the second Pillar of Liberty – Virtue. It illustrates how and why a virtuous citizenry is vital to sustaining liberty and invites discussion of the concept of “public virtue.”

Kids
Lesson #5

Activity
Outline

Activity Day
General Resources

The Power of Patriotism - Cottage Meetings for Kids

Objective:

This theme introduces the third Pillar of Liberty, Patriotism. It’s manifested through devotion to a cause higher than oneself – not for what the Patriot knows in their mind, but for what they understand in their heart. This leads to lasting dedication to living and promoting the principles of liberty.

Kids
Lesson #6

Activity
Outline

Activity Day
General Resources

America, Share the Story- Cottage Meetings for Kids

Objective:

This theme introduces the power of stories in promoting liberty and personal patriotism. As Americans, we need to know about our personal and collective stories; we also need to know what unites us as a people. Stories are a powerful medium to teach the Three Pillars of Liberty and the most effective method for planting seeds in the heart.

Kids
Lesson #7

Activity
Outline

Activity Day
General Resources

Capture the Sunshine - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Moms for America

A Time to Sow - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Moms for America

The Wheat and Chaff - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Moms for America

Law of Harvest - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Moms for America

Raising a New Generation of Patriots - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Moms for America

Cottage Kids General Resources

The Activity Day General Resource is full of fun, printable resources that can be utilized with each lesson.  These items will help your children to learn respect for the American flag, and teach them the American’s Creed and the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

Resources

Activity Day
General Resources

Parent/Teacher
Manual

Additional
Resources

Here’s How It Works

Cottage Meetings for Kids is divided into 12 modules following along with the topics from the Cottage Meeting Resource Guide. Each module is divided into 4 weeks with an Activity Day Outline and list of additional resources following the lessons. Each module features a read-a-loud book that families can read and discuss throughout the month. At the end of each month you can unite with other families to participate together in the Activity Day. This works well when families are reading the same book and going through the same lessons on their own and then come together to share their experiences and reinforce the principles at the Activity Day.

Please note:  You will need the Activity Day General Resources PDF, which includes printable cut-outs, for every Activity Day. Some Activity Days require supplemental resources that can be found in the Activity Day Outline PDF.

Cottage Meetings for Kids Helping to Raise Patriots

Additional Resources

BOOKS & RESOURCES
VIDEOS RESOURCES
FREEDOM FACTOR
PDFs, WEBSITES & MORE
Additional Books - Resources for Cottage Meetings for Kids

BOOKS & RESOURCES

Vacation Liberty School by Jeffrey and Lisa Abler

The Land of Fair Play by Geoffrey Parsons

Patriotic Students of America by Dr. Elizabeth Enns

Patriots Academy by Rick Green (Wallbuilders)

Forgotten Stories by Lydia Nuttall

Teaching Children the 28 Principles of Liberty by Chris M. Jolley

Patterns of Liberty by Tenna Hartman

The Tuttle Twins by Conner Boyack

5000 Year Leap by Cleon Skousen

Land of Hope by Willfred M. McClay

The Glorious American Songbook compiled by Cooper Edens

Thomas Jefferson Education by Oliver DeMille

Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens by Oliver DeMille

US Constitution Student Journal from The Good and the Beautiful

Mystery on Constitution Island by Maggie Felsch & Jenny Phillips

US Constitution Activity Book from The Good and the Beautiful

I Love America – Part 1 from the National Center for Constitutional Studies

I Love America – Part 2 from the National Center for Constitutional Studies

 

VIDEO RESOURCES

Liberty's Kids - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Video Resources

Liberty Kids
Liberty Kids - Watch All 40 Episodes For Free!

Liberty's Kids - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Video Resources

Liberty Kids
The Great American Experience

Take Your Hat Off - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Video Resources

Take Your Hat Off
When the Flag Goes By

School House Rock - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Video Resources

Schoolhouse Rock: America Rock
Watch all the episodes on their Channel

Animated Hero Classics - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Video Resources

Animated Hero Classics
William Bradford
by NEST Entertainment

Animated Hero Classics - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Video Resources

Animated Hero Classics
Benjamin Franklin
by NEST Entertainment

Animated Hero Classics - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Video Resources

Animated Hero Classics
Christopher Columbus
by NEST Entertainment

Animated Hero Classics - Cottage Meetings for Kids - Video Resources

Animated Hero Classics
George Washington
by NEST Entertainment

Be sure to check out Nest Learning's entire Animated Hero Classics - CLICK HERE

Constitution for Kids by Freedom Factor - Cottage Meetings for Kids

FREEDOM FACTOR

The Constitution come alive in this graphic animation series just for kids. Totally engaging and awesome! Kids will love these 10 short videos!

Miscellaneous Resources

Catechism on the Constitution

Vacation Liberty School
This guide, Vacation Liberty School – Faith, Hope, and Charity, provides a detailed curriculum and planning tools that empower any passionate and motivated group of citizens to pass the torch of liberty to the children in their community.

American Heritage Constitution & Civility Center
The Constitution Bee
The Constitution and Civility Center hosts an online/in-person yearly Constitution Bee event. Be part of the solution by learning the principles of freedom. Take the online FREE Elementary School Constitution Bee course! This course is designed for Elementary School students in the 4th and 5th grades, or who are 9-11 years of age at the time of registration, but if younger students want to participate and compete that is just fine!
Agency Based Education

Agency Based Education Organization
An Agency-Based Education is an education in which individuals exercise choice to exert their faculties to learn to be moral, self-governing, contributing citizens of good character; identify their gifts and talents to be empowered to overcome barriers in pursuit of their life’s missions; and maintain a free society to ensure these opportunities exist for future generations.

Truly America - Kimber Academy
Truly America – I Love America Library
An Educational Enrichment Curriculum of America's history and future. Truly America will equip your children with the knowledge and tools to become champions in the restoration and preservation of America.
The Hearthstone Education Plan

Hearthstone Education Plan
has been developed as a home education guide for families by Moms for America. It is a resource for parents to guide them through a K-12 education program for their children. The resources available on the Hearthstone website are designed to educate both hearts and minds, not only in the principles of reading, writing, and arithmetic but also in the principles of liberty.

Libraries of Hope
Libraries of Hope – Home of the Well-Educated Heart
provides a treasure trove of FREE resources to help preserve a culture of Faith, Family and Freedom and a love of the Good, the True and the Beautiful. We are a community of families learning to use the Arts – Music, Paintings, Poetry and Story – to educate the hearts of our children.
(see more info below)
The Constitution Quest Game

Constitution Quest Board Game
Teachers and students of all ages LOVE the Constitution Quest Game! So, raise the Constitutional IQs of those you know and love. Teach/review the Constitution throughout the year with Constitution Quest!

The Urgent Need to Teach the Constitution to the Rising Generation

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Raising George Washingtons

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A Mothers Garden

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Patriot's Reading List - By Age Level

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This Parent’s Manual supplies you with additional resources, books, and ideas to incorporate into each of the monthly lessons. You’ll find inspirational stories, and detailed outlines for each of the 12 lessons.

Cottage Kids General Resources

Fun, printable resources that can be utilized with each lesson.  These items will help your children to learn respect for the American flag, and teach them the American’s Creed and the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

Libraries of Hope

Libraries of Hope

LibrariesOfHope.com (home of the Well-Educated Heart) provides a treasure trove of FREE resources to help preserve a culture of Faith, Family and Freedom and a love of the Good, the True and the Beautiful. We are a community of families learning to use the Arts – Music, Paintings, Poetry and Story – to educate the hearts of our children.

Of special interest to the Moms for America community:

My America Story Book:  A sampling of American history stories from pre-1923 literature.  Stories are available to listen to or to read.  You will also find Fine Art and Music to go along with the topics.  Children can create their own My America Story Book with images provided.

The Forgotten Classics Family Library: Here is a large collection of stories gathered from the pre-1923 Golden Age of Children’s Literature.  Free digital versions can be accessed by clicking on the title. Especially note the Freedom Series filled with inspiring stories from American history as well as the World Freedom Series.

Libraries of Hope Online Library

Here are thousands of children’s history and cultural  books sorted by topics and genre and linked to free digital reads.  To find the books, click on a topic of interest, and then click on one of the buttons at the top of the page.  To open a book, click on the icon next to the title.  

Catch the Vision Introductory Course

Learn more about the Well-Educated Heart philosophy of learning and find even more free resources and how to use them. Some families use it as a complete Homeschooling program.