Level: 2nd-4th grade
Duration: 45 minutes-1 hour
Objectives: To learn about the significance of flags and practice self-expression by creating your own flag
Vocabulary: “symbol”, “identity”
Materials: Paper, pencils, scissors, coloring materials, tape/glue, popsicle sticks
- Teachers explain what flags are and why they are important. This is also an opportunity to explain the significance and meaning behind a specific flag as an example, such as the flag of the USA.
- Cut an 8″x11″ piece of paper in half, vertically (hot dog-style)
- Fold the piece of paper over horizontally (hamburger-style)
- Insert a popsicle stick between the folded parts of the paper and bring to the edge of the fold
- Tape or glue the folded parts of the paper together
- Decorate the flag to represent you. You can choose colors and images to represent where you come from, your interests, your personality, your favorite things, and/or your family.
- Decorate the other side of the flag in the same way as you did the front side.