We made simple flags to celebrate our country.
July is officially here!
To celebrate America's Fourth of July, we made flags. We didn't use fabric or even glue, but just standard house stuff, so it was inexpensive.
White paper or a blank flag
Tape or glue
Crayons or colored pencils
Ruler, if using a white piece of paper
|The printed flag attempt.|
|Za never finished her plain flag, but she practiced a ton with her ruler.|
We switched gears and practiced counting fifty stars, and using a ruler. I also gave a mini-history lesson, explaining why the American flag has fifty stars, seven red stripes, and six white stripes.
|Ty made the blue, and then added 50 stars. Lots of counting.|
The kids had a great time, and we counted many times. I wish that I had found a book to read before or while they colored. I did explain the history behind the flag, but I know they would have enjoyed a story as well.
We Addressed the 8 Intelligences!