Flag Day recognizes the June day in 1777 when the "Stars and Stripes" was adopted as the official flag of the United States.
To this day, 13 stripes still commemorate the original colonies. Instead of thirteen stars, today the number of stars on the US flag has grown to 50, representing every state in the Union.
CUT AND PASTE FLAG
See photo above. Fold red construction paper into seven strips accordion style. Have the kids follow the fold lines and cut out seven red strips of red construction paper. Have them use a glue stick to attach the red stripes evenly to white construction paper to make six white stripes. We folded blue construction paper into four sections then made one quarter of the blue paper into a square and had the kids glue the blue square on the upper left corner of the flag. We cut out little white triangles to resemble stars and had kids glue the stars to the blue square.
COLOR IN A FLAG
This is the easiest project for Flag Day we recommend. Simply click here and print out the flag at this link.
DRAW A FLAG
The kids may like to draw their own flag. Click here for an accurate sample of the flag to follow.
PATRIOTIC STARS AND LINES
Attach several red and blue star stickers at random all over a piece of white paper. Invite the child to connect the red stars with red crayon lines and the blue stars with blue crayon lines any way she wishes. Display her finished picture for everyone to admire.
FLAG COUNTING BOOK
Staple together five pieces of paper to make a blank book. Number the pages from 1 to 5. Give the child 15 American flag stickers. Then help him name the numeral on each page and attach a matching number of flags. To complete the book, add a cover with your child's name on it for him to illustrate.
Click here to see how to make the Flag Jell-O mold in photo to the right.
Take the child on a walk or ride to look for American flags on display. Count the ones you find and record the number, if you wish. Talk about the ways that the flags are hung. When you return, let the child help you display a flag in a window or in front of their home. Remind him that when handling the flag, it should never be allowed to touch the ground.
DECORATE BIKES AND SCOOTERS
Give the little kids supplies to decorate their bikes for your own personal "Flag Day" parade. Have the kids decorate their bikes and wagons with patriotic crepe paper.
FLAG DAY GAME
This game requires music, and a large, uneven group of players. Players split into two teams: “stars” and “stripes” with one extra player on one team. The music starts, and players dance or run around. When the music stops, each player must pair up with someone from the opposite team, forming a “stars and stripes” pair. The player left without a partner must leave the game. The game continues until there is one pair left, who are declared the winners of this fun Flag Day party game.