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HAPPY FLAG DAY (JUNE 14)

FLAG ART
Help your child use one of the ideas below to design his own patriotic flag.
Pour red and blue tempera paint onto thin sponges placed in separate shallow pans. Press star-shaped cookie cutters onto the sponges, then onto a piece of white construction paper to stamp on designs.
Decorate a piece of blue construction paper with strips of white and red tape plus silver or white star stickers.
On white paper, use red and blue crayons or markers to trace around a star-shaped cookie cutter and a ruler to create "stars and stripes" designs.
 

PATRIOTIC STARS AND LINES
Attach several red and blue star stickers at random all over a piece of white paper. Invite your child to connect the red stars with red crayon lines and the blue stars with blue crayon lines any way she wishes. Display her finished picture for everyone to admire.

 
FLAG COUNTING BOOK

Staple together five pieces of paper to make a blank book. Number the pages from 1 to 5. Give your child 15 American flag stickers. Then help him name the numeral on each page and attach a matching number of flags. To complete the book, add a cover with your child's name on it for him to illustrate.
 

OUR AMERICAN FLAG
Show your child a picture of the American flag or a real flag. Explain that over 200 years ago, a flag similar to today's flag was chosen to represent our country, the United States of America. Help your child count the 13 stripes, which stand for the original 13 states. Then together, count the stars, which stand for the number of states today. How many are there? (50)
 

 

THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE
Explain to your child that our flag is sometimes called The Red, White, and Blue. Ask her to point to those colors on a picture of the American flag or a real flag. Together, walk around the room searching for red, white, and blue objects. Whenever your child spots one, have her call out the color name. Continue as long as interest lasts.
 

FLAG DISPLAY
Take your child on a walk or ride to look for American flags on display. Count the ones you find and record the number, if you wish. Talk about the ways that the flags are hung. When you return, let your child help you display a flag in a window or in front of your home. Remind him that when handling the flag, it should never be allowed to touch the ground.

SING FOR THE RED AND WHITE AND BLUE

Tune: "Skip to My Lou"

Sing for the red and white and blue,
Sing for the red and white and blue,
Sing for the red and white and blue.
Dear Old Glory, we love you!
Clap for the red and white and blue,
Clap for the red and white and blue,
Clap for the red and white and blue.
Dear Old Glory, we love you!
Liz Ryerson

Continue singing, substituting other words, such as "wave" or "march" for "sing" and "clap." Explain that Old Glory is another name for the American flag.
 

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE SNACK
Make one of these patriotic snacks for your child to enjoy.
•Place strawberries and blueberries in a small bowl and add a dollop of whipped topping.
• Use a cookie cutter to cut a star shape out of a slice of bread. Spread on softened cream cheese, and top with strawberry slices and blueberries