Make cardboard pennies (18- 20” in diameter). Spray with copper colored paint, trace Lincoln
silhouette on black paper and glue onto pennies. Tape verse on back of each penny.
Narrator: Pennies in my pocket remind me of Abraham Lincoln. Maybe they can help
me remember some things about him.
Lincoln was a poor boy, but in the American way.
He rose to be our President, the greatest, some folks say.
He taught himself the ABCs and how to read and write,
and borrowed all the books that he could, then read them late at night.
He learned to do his sums at night, by the light of an open fire,
Writing with charcoal on a board, he never seemed to tire.
Lincoln was a tall man, his height was six feet four.
He could wrestle anyone and pin him on the floor.
Lincoln was a brave man and not afraid to fight
for what he thought was just and true, when he knew he was right.
That is why they put his picture on our pennies to remind
all people that Abe Lincoln was a great man, good and kind.
Thank you pennies. The next time I find a penny in my pocket, I will think of Honest
Abe and how he helped shape our country to have the freedoms that we enjoy today.