Theodore Roosevelt Worksheets and Coloring Pages

Printables for Learning about the 26th American President

Theodore Roosevelt Printables
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Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. Theodore, often referred to as Teddy, was born into a wealthy New York family, the second of four children. A sickly child, Teddy's father encouraged him to get outdoors and be active. Teddy grew stronger and healthier and developed a love of the outdoors. 

Roosevelt was educated at home by tutors and went on to attend Harvard University. He married Alice Hathaway Lee on October 27, 1880. He was devastated when she died less than four years later only 2 days after giving birth to their daughter, and his mother died on the same day.

On December 2, 1886, Roosevelt married Edith Kermit Carow, a woman he had known since childhood. Together they had five children. 

Roosevelt is famous for forming a band of volunteer cavalrymen known as the Rough Riders who fought during the Spanish-American War. They became war heroes when they charged San Juan Hill in Cuba during the war.

After the war, Roosevelt was elected governor of New York before becoming William McKinley's vice-presidential running mate in 1900. The duo was elected, and Roosevelt became president in 1901 after McKinley was assassinated.

At 42 years old, he was the youngest President to hold office. Theodore Roosevelt steered the country more actively into world politics. He also worked hard to break up monopolies held by large corporations, ensuring a more fair marketplace.

President Roosevelt agreed to the construction of the Panama Canal and, being a naturalist, reorganized the federal Forest Service. He doubled the number of national parks, created 50 wildlife refuges and made 16 wild areas national monuments.

Roosevelt was the first president to win a Nobel Peace Prize. He was awarded the prize in 1906 for his role in negotiating peace between the warring countries, Japan and Russia.

Theodore Roosevelt died at the age of 60 on January 6, 1919.

Use the following free printable worksheets to help your students learn about this influential American president.

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Theodore Roosevelt Vocabulary Study Sheet

Theodore Roosevelt Vocabulary Study Sheet
Theodore Roosevelt Vocabulary Study Sheet. Beverly Hernandez

Begin introducing your students to the life and presidency of Theodore Roosevelt with this vocabulary study sheet. Your students will discover facts such as how Roosevelt got the nickname Teddy. (He never did like the nickname.)

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Theodore Roosevelt Vocabulary Worksheet

Theodore Roosevelt Vocabulary Worksheet
Theodore Roosevelt Vocabulary Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

See how well your students remember the terms from the vocabulary study sheet. Can they match each term from the word bank to its correct definition from memory?

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Theodore Roosevelt Wordsearch

Theodore Roosevelt Wordsearch
Theodore Roosevelt Wordsearch. Beverly Hernandez

Your students can use this word search puzzle to review what they've learned about Teddy Roosevelt. Each term from the vocabulary worksheet can be found among the jumbled letters in the puzzle. 

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Theodore Roosevelt Crossword Puzzle

Theodore Roosevelt Crossword Puzzle
Theodore Roosevelt Crossword Puzzle. Beverly Hernandez

Use this crossword puzzle as an engaging review tool. Each clue describes a term associated with Theodore Roosevelt. See if your student can correctly complete the puzzle without referring to their completed vocabulary worksheet.

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Theodore Roosevelt Alphabet Activity

Theodore Roosevelt Alphabet Activity
Theodore Roosevelt Alphabet Activity. Beverly Hernandez

Young students can practice their alphabetizing skills while checking their recall of these terms associated with Theodore Roosevelt. Students should write each word or phrase from the word bank in correct alphabetical order on the blank lines provided. 

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Theodore Roosevelt Challenge Worksheet

Theodore Roosevelt Challenge Worksheet
Theodore Roosevelt Challenge Worksheet. Beverly Hernandez

Use this Theodore Roosevelt Challenge worksheet as a simple quiz to see how much your students remember about the 26th President of the United States. Each definition is followed by four multiple choice options. 

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Theodore Roosevelt Coloring Page

Theodore Roosevelt Coloring Page
Theodore Roosevelt Coloring Page. Beverly Hernandez

Let your students color this page as you read aloud from a biography about Theodore Roosevelt or let them color it after they read about him on their own. What did your student find most interesting about President Roosevelt?

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First Lady Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt

First Lady Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt
First Lady Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt. Beverly Hernandez

Print the pdf: First Lady Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt and color the picture. 

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt was born on August 6, 1861 in Norwich, Connecticut. Edith Carow Roosevelt was a childhood playmate of Theodore Roosevelt. They married two years after Theodore’s first wife died. They had 6 children (including Theodore's daughter Alice from his first marriage) and lots of pets, including a pony, in the White House. 

Updated by Kris Bales