Flag Day Lesson Plan

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


  1. 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.
  2. Cut an 8″x11″ piece of paper in half, vertically (hot dog-style)
  3. Fold the piece of paper over horizontally (hamburger-style)
  4. Insert a popsicle stick between the folded parts of the paper and bring to the edge of the fold
  5. Tape or glue the folded parts of the paper together
  6. 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.
  7. Decorate the other side of the flag in the same way as you did the front side.
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