Are you looking for an exciting activity to “throw boredom overboard?” Here’s an amazing coloring page featuring the Boston Tea Party for kids to enjoy!
The Boston Tea Party holds great importance in American history as it portrays a compelling tale of defiance against tyranny, perseverance, and tea—lots of it! To help your little ones connect with this enthralling account, I have drawn a free printable Boston Tea Party infographic coloring sheet for you to download and enjoy!
Let’s Take A Sip of History: 5 Fun Facts About The Boston Tea Party for Kids!
Steeped in Secrecy: Who Were the Boston Tea Party Participants?
During the Boston Tea Party, participants didn’t want to be recognized. To hide their identities, they disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians. They smeared their faces with coal dust and donned feathered headdresses. It was a clever costume that added to the drama of the night.
A Boycott Was Brewing!
The historical significance of the Boston Tea Party surpasses its act of rebellion. It was a powerful statement of defiance against British rule that resonated with many Americans. Following the event, a widespread boycott of British tea occurred, not solely due to the high taxes but also as a symbol of their resistance against British oppression. This boycott had a lasting impact on American culture, as coffee gradually replaced tea as the preferred warm beverage over the next decade and remains the case to this day.
Boston Harbor: One Giant Teapot!
On the chilly night of December 16, 1773, the rebels dumped an astounding 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. That’s about 92,000 pounds of tea, enough to fill over 18.5 million tea cups!
Order in the Harbor: A Tidy Tea Party!
Despite being a rebellious act, the Boston Tea Party was remarkably quiet and orderly. Participants were disciplined, ensuring they only destroyed the tea and nothing else. They even swept the decks of the ships clean after the tea was dumped.
Sam Adams: The Brewmaster Behind the Tea Party!
The Boston Tea Party was organized by Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty, a group of patriots who played a crucial role in mobilizing the colonies against British rule. Adams was a strong advocate for independence and his leadership was key in planning and executing the event.
The Boston Tea Party for Kids: A “Tea-riffic” Dive Into History!
The Boston Tea Party is a rich and engaging subject for kids to delve into. Our printable Boston Tea Party coloring page and infographic provides a fun and interactive way for your children to learn about this pivotal event. It’s a great way to bring history alive while encouraging motor skill development. So, dive into U.S. history with your kids! (And check out our Christopher Columbus coloring pages for even more history coloring fun!)
>>Remember to use 8.5 x 14-inch printer paper for the best results and a true-to-size experience.<< (I am a printer paper geek–I use Hammermill, and I love it!)
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