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Day 178: Make the American Flag

Celebrate the 4th of July with your preschoolers.  The following information was written and compiled by Fran Wisniewski.

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for school or homeschool success.

~ Make the American Flag ~

Young children can make this flag with a little help from an adult to measure and cut. A paper cutter will help cut the pieces needed faster but a ruler and scissor will work just as well.

  • 5×5 Square of blue construction paper (star box)
  • 7 ½ inch strips of red construction paper (stripes)
  • 1 piece of white construction paper
  • Glue
  • Stars

Directions: First, have your child glue all the red strips to the white paper leaving a space between each strip to form red and white stripes (there should be 13 rows in all beginning and ending in red). Next, have them glue the 5×5 blue square to the upper left hand corner of the paper over the stripes. Decorate the blue square with 50 stars and hang it on a wall or door.

Note: Let your child know that each of the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies and the 50 stars represent each one of the 50 states in the USA. The color red in our flag represents vigor and bravery, the white represents purity and innocence, and the blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.

If you would like to learn more about the American Flag, please visit: Symbols of U.S. Government: The Flag or The Stars and Stripes

Find out how to help your little one learn essential life skills, while building a love for learning, with nothing more than a lemon! Start “Learning with Little Lulu Lemon” today at: http://www.universalpreschool.com/lulu.asp

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