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My United States Flag
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2.5 to 5 years old
Purpose: Introduce young children to the importance of
a national symbol, the United States flag.
Activity #1: What is a flag? What does a National
Display a flag - here is color
*Ask the children what is a flag.
A flag is a piece of cloth, in the shape of a rectangle or triangle,
with colors, and designs. Flags are used for signaling or as
symbols of a country or organization.
*Every country has a national flag. A national flag
represents a country’s citizens. When you are the citizen
of a country is like being part of a team and you work together to
take care of the country. A country is like a big
home with many rooms and in each room are families and
individuals living in communities. You can expand on how
"the big rooms" are states, with "smaller rooms"
called counties and sections called towns and
Activity: My First United States Flag Craft (Ages 2 to
This is a very simple activity for young children. Explore
a national symbol, the American flag and learn basic skills.
Print and distribute the flag
Franklin is going to tell us some basic information about the
United States flag.
Discuss basic elements of the United States flag.
1. Shapes > Identify that the flag is a rectangle.
Two long sides and two short sides. Have children trace with
their finger the long sides and short sides in the template.
2. Colors and counting > Discuss that red, white and
blue are the national colors. Have children count the thirteen
stripes. Identify that seven are red and six are white.
3. The blue rectangle houses 50 white stars for
each state. Show this map
with the states, locate the state where you live.
4. Tell the children they will decorate and add the stars >
choose painted fingerprints or star stickers (silver stars are easy
to locate). Add only 13 fingerprints for the first colonies or
add up to 20 to fill up the blue space.
Activity: Letter F
Flag Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Introduce the alphabet activities.
Activity: Optional > Discuss and present the The
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag for Kindergarten - Early elementary
Pledge of Alliance at Ben's Guide to the United States
Government (Level K-2 guide)
What is a pledge
(promise) and allegiance.
Every citizen of the United States makes an important promise called
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. When we make this
pledge, we promise to be a good citizens. It is a duty
for every American citizen to learn, understand
and respect this pledge.
Read the text of the pledge solemnly and slowly. Simplify the
language of the pledge as necessary to ensure comprehension.
For example - "I promise to respect the flag, which represents
the United States of America, one nation (country), which cannot be
divided (all the communities/states remain unified), under God, with
freedom and fairness (justice) for all."