PROPS NEEDED: 7 large cards. On one side of each card draw one letter of the word "FREEDOM", so that the cards when lined up in order, spell out, the word. On the reverse side, have a picture of each item described in the verses to be said in unison on the picture side.
(Narrator steps forward, showing the picture on his card, and reads his verse, reversing his card as he finishes. He holds "F" card. Each person reverses his card after he reads his verse.)
NARRATOR: We are here to tell you about the Symbols of Freedom in the United States. We have come to cherish their meanings in our hearts. All about us in the fifty states, we enjoy the right to live and think as we please. These symbols are constant reminders of this privilege.
F‑‑For people of all other lands The Statute of Liberty stands With her flaming torch high "Gainst America's sky Promising freedom from tyrant's demand.
R‑‑0'er the Land of the free. flying high Old Glory waves in the sky. Thirteen stripes. fifty stars This banner is ours. To defend it, our heroes did die.
E‑‑Our Bird is called the Bald Eagle, His power is mighty and regal Within our Fair Land His emblem does stand. His seal is on all that is legal. E‑‑We treasure our Liberty Bell Freedom news. long ago did tell Independence Declaration It told to Our Nation As it peeled out the news. "All is well" D‑‑Americans love the fair sight Of the Capitol dome. gleaming white Here men pass the laws To spread freedom's cause And guard against tyranny's blight.
O‑‑Should Uncle Sam become to you To serve on his Liberty Crew Then try with your might To help with the fight For Freedom, to pay what is due.
M‑‑The "Star Spangled Banner's our song To Americans it. will always be long Long may she wave O'er the Home of the Brave These words we'll sing proudly and long.
ALL PLAYERS: (in unison) We are Fifty States. all in all Whose standards never shall fall Our motto is just, In God we trust Freedom, if you need us, just call.