We all know who was George Washington, the first President of the United States, but how much do we really know about his life and accomplishments? Let’s find out!
Today we are learning about one of the most important figures in American history with our facts about George Washington coloring pages. These printable coloring sheets are perfect for kids of all ages who are learning about the history of the United States or simply want to learn more about George Washington’s life!
Did you know that George Washington wrote about 18,000 letters in his lifetime? Or that George Washington never attended college? There are so many interesting things about his life, and they’re all in our free George Washington coloring pages!
11 Interesting Facts about George Washington
- George Washington was the first president of the U.S. and served from 1789 until 1797.
- He was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and died on December 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
- His father died when he was 11, and his older brother Lawrence helped raise him. Washington never attended college, but he was educated in reading, writing, and mathematics.
- During his 20s, he fought as a soldier in the French and Indian War. After the war, he returned to Virginia to work as a farmer.
- When he was 26, Virginians elected him to their colonial legislature.
- As a government official, he spoke out against unfair laws during Great Britain’s rule.
- In 1774 and 1775, he was part of a group of representatives from the 13 colonies that would eventually become the U.S.
- In July 1776, an army was formed to oppose the British, and Washington was elected to lead it, for five years.
- After the end of the war, he was elected as the first-ever president of the U.S.
- George Washington wrote about 18,000 letters in his lifetime – if you wrote one letter per day, that number would take 50 years.
- George Washington was the only president to go into battle while serving as the president.
Free Printable George Washington Facts Coloring Pages
How to color these printable coloring pages:
Need coloring supplies? Here are some kid favorites:
- For drawing the outline, a simple pencil can work great.
- Colored pencils are great for coloring in the bat.
- Create a bolder, solid look using fine markers.
- Gel pens come in any color you can imagine.
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What was your favorite George Washington fact?