Activity: Make a  Flag for Flag Day

June 14 marks Flag Day, established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 to commemorate the adoption of the American flag in the year 1777. The week of June 14 is designated as “National Flag Week,” when citizens are encouraged to show their pride for America and fly their flag.

Ask your child to design a flag that represents his unique self. The flag can be paper or fabric (such as a piece cut from a bed sheet you no longer need). Kids can paint or glue on designs. Will your child choose circles, stripes or stars for his flag? Will there be just one or two colors, or many colors? Maybe the flag needs sports equipment on it, or the image of an animal. Once the flag is done, a youngster can hang up his flag in his room, and can call it “the flag of ME.”

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