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Lafayette is fun to learn about!

Click the boxes below to reveal fun facts about Lafayette!

Born September 6, 1757 in Chavaniac, France

Sailed to America aboard  La Victoire at age 19, on April 20, 1777

Commissioned a Major General in the Continental Army

He was:
A Friend – to George Washington
Fearless – Served in 4 battles
Honest – Trusted by many
A leader – Advocate for slaves

Georgia is one of only four states in America that now celebrates a Lafayette day

Kindle Book featuring Lafayette

fun activity

Make your own Tricorn Hat

During the American Revolution, men turned up the brim of their hats to make a Tricorn Hat. This activity will create a paper hat that looks like one Lafayette and George Washington would have worn!

Scissors, black or dark blue construction paper, a stapler or glue, and a white crayon.
To make the hat first cut out the pattern, trace with a white crayon to make 3 identical pieces. Then staple or glue the pieces together. You can add a bow or a paper cockade.