Flag Day Activities and Crafts for Kids

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Flag Day, is a day for all Americans to celebrate and show respect for our flag, its designers and makers. Our flag is representative of our independence and our unity as a nation…..one nation, under God, indivisible. Our flag has a proud and glorious history. It was at the lead of every battle fought by Americans. Many people have died protecting it. It even stands proudly on the surface of the moon. As Americans, we have every right to be proud of our culture, our nation, and our flag. So raise the flag today and every day with pride!

Flag Day is June 14th

Flag Day Crafts and Activities

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Download an American Flag here. You will need Adobe Acrobat to open it. You will have two flags, one wavy and one straight edged, mirrored, so that when you cut it out you will fold it in half and have a flag to see on each side. When folded it is about 4″. You can either put it on a small dowel or a straw or some type of straight stick.

Togetherness Flag
Materials Needed:
Red, white and blue paint
Paintbrush
Paint Trays
Sheet of paper 2’x3′

What to do: 1. On the large sheet of paper, draw lines for stripes and paint a blue square in the upper left corner. 2. Have the children fill in the bottom stripe by dipping their hands in the red paint and pressing them end to end within the lines of the stripe. Using the white paint, have them make a white stripe just above it the same way. 3. Continue until you have all 13 stripes filled with hand prints. 4. Have the children dip their fingertips in paint and make the “stars” in the blue square.

More to do: Have children make our country’s very first flag the same way and explain why it looks different from the flag we have today.

Tear Paper Art
A project that I did with my kindergarten class is tear paper art. You could use this and have them make a flag with it. Instead of cutting paper to glue on to another sheet, they have to tear it with their hands. Just make sure that you go over what size they should be trying to tear for the stars, stripes, etc. My kiddos did a good job with this because I also had a display for them to refer to. I really think that this idea works for any grade level, any picture idea.

Star Cookie Cutters:
Gather a few star-shaped cookie cutters and shallow bowls of red and blue tempera paint. Allow each child to have a turn pressing the cookie cutters into the paint, then onto a piece of construction paper to make star shaped prints.

Patriotic Bead Patterning:
Gather several packages of red, white, and blue beads and white pipe cleaners. Make a few example patterns with the beads on the pipe cleaners. Set the remaining beads and pipe cleaners on a table and allow the children to copy any of the patterns on their own pipe cleaners.

Stars and Stripes Sandwich Bag
Stars: Gather several star shapes from red, white or blue construction paper. Also gather ribbons, glitter, sequins, aluminum foil or stickers in the same colors,along with one plastic sandwich bag for each child in the class. Allow the children to place items in the bags sparingly and evenly. (the bag should be flat on a table) Place the bag between two pieces of foil with a towel between the foil and the table and iron with a warm iron. Peel away the foil, and when the bags are cool,allow children to trim to star shapes.

Uncle Sam Hats:
Cut top hat shape out of white construction paper, glue two red strips to the front, put small blue band of construction paper where a hat band would be, and decorate hat band with white stars. Attach hat to sentence strip and staple shut.

Craft Stick American Flag:
Have the children paint about 8 tongue depressors red. Cut a blue paper square about 1/4 the size of a sheet of white paper. Glue it in the left hand corner.When sticks are dry, glue them on the page making a red stripe, then the white paper, another red and continue on. Have the children glue cotton balls on the blue part to be stars.

Stars and Stripes Collage
Blue construction paper, Red and white construction paper cut into 1″strips, Silver star stickers, glue
Set out all of the materials and let the children create!

Stars and Stripes Sponge Painting
Red and blue tempra paint, Sponges cut into stars and and long strips, White construction paper
Let the children make sponge prints on the white paper with the red and blue paint.

Red White and Blue Puffy Paint Pictures
Flour, Salt, Water, Red and blue food color, Empty mustard squeeze bottles, Cardboard Mix equal parts of flour, salt, and water to make the puffy paint.
Divide mixture into three different bowls and color one bowl of mixture blue, one bowl red, and leave the last one white. Fill the mustard squeeze bottles with the mixture (one color per squeeze bottle). Let the children squeeze the different colors onto the cardboard.
Allow the children’s art work to dry. When it is dry, the design will be raised and will sparkle!

Red, White, and Blue Snack:
Blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream over short cakes or pound cake.

Graham Cracker Flags:
Gather a few packages of graham crackers, white frosting, ice cream sticks, small paper cups, and red white and blue food coloring. Give each child 3 paper cups with a tablespoon of frosting inside each cup. Drop food coloring in each cup 1 red 1 blue 1 white. Give each child an ice cream stick and instruct them to mix the food coloring into each cup. Then allow to design flag using the frosting on the cracker.

Cookie Cutter Stars:
Make jello stars by cutting them out with cookie cutters. Use red for the stars and add blueberries and vanilla flavored yogurt.

 

Flag Day Songs, Poems and Fingerplays

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Flag Song
(sung to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
Our flag is red, white, & blue red,
white & blue red,
white & blue
Our flag is red, white, & blue
in the U.S.A.

Our flag has 50 stars,
50 stars, 50 stars,
Our flag has 50 stars, in the U.S.A.

Our flag has 13 stripes,
13 stripes, 13 stripes,
Our flag has 13 stripes,
in the U.S.A.

American Flag
(sung to “Frere Jacques”)
What is red? What is white?
What is blue? What is striped?
What has many stars? What has many stars?
Can you guess, how many there are?
Then the kids shout 50.

Down at the Flagpole
(sung to “Down By the Station”)
Down at the flagpole,
Early in the morning,
We will raise our flag,
The red, white, and blue.
We stand at attention,
It’s something that we do.
We salute the colors,
The red, white, and blue.

The Red White and Blue
(sung to “When the Saints Come Marching In”)
Oh, when the flag comes marching in,
Oh, when the flag comes marching in,
How I love to see its three colors,
The red, white, and blue.

A Flag for Me and You
(sung to “Three Blind Mice”)
Red, white and blue,
Red, white and blue,
A flag for me, A flag for you.
It is the flag of our great nation,
It’s honored by each generation.
Join me now in a celebration,
Red, white and blue.

Our Country’s Flag
Please sit down, everyone,
I’m going to tell a story
(point to mouth)
About our country’s famous flag-
Its nickname is Old Glory.
(point to flag)
Stars and stripes are on our flag,
They’re red and white and blue.
(point to flag colors)
It tells the world that we are free
And proud to be here too!
(Nod Head)

Stars and Stripes
(sung to “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
Wave the flag, wave the flag,
(wave arm like a flag)
As we march around.
Hold it high to show our pride,
Don’t let it touch the ground.
Wave the flag, wave the flag,
Dear red, white, and blue.
Stars and stripes forever bright,
America-here’s to you!

Our Flag
(sung to “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
Stripes and strips and little stars,
(wave arm like a flag)
Oh, how beautiful you are!
Red and white and blue, it’s true,
Proudly waving for me and you.

We Honor You
(sung to “Happy Birthday”)
Oh, red, white, and blue,
We honor you.
(salute flag)
You have red and white stripes
And fifty stars too.
(point to flag’s stripes, then stars)

See Our Flag
(sung to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
See our flag, it’s waving high,
waving high, waving high,
See our flag, it’s waving high.
It’s red and white and blue.

I’m Proud of Our Flag
(sung to “Hickory, Dickory, Dock”)
Our flag is red, white and blue,
There are stars and stripes on it, too.
I’m proud of our flag, the United States flag,
And you can be proud of it, too!

Off-Site Links
Kids Domain Salute to Veterans
Flag Day at the Holiday Hot Spot

 

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