Friday, July 3, 2015

You're A Grand Old Flag - American Flag Lesson Plan


     In honor of our National Independence Day, I introduced Marley and Dylan to the significance of the American Flag.  We started out by watching a few episodes of Liberty's Kids which is not 100% historically accurate (or so I've heard), but gives a good foundation for historical timing and the general idea behind the beginning of the USA.  Children love these cartoons too!  We made our own flags and discussed the symbolism of the flag. We also started memorizing some flags from other countries as well.  Here is my lesson plan laid out:
PICTURE BOOKS:
Our American Flag
F Is for Flag

EARLY READER BOOKS:
Red, White, and Blue 
 
EDUCATIONAL BOOKS:
The American Flag
- Why Are There Stripes on the American Flag?

WORKSHEETS:
Printable American Flag
U.S. Flag Fill in the Blank
- American Flag Coloring Pages

ARTS & CRAFTS:
- Construct Your Own US Flag
- Dot Art American Flag

GAMES/ACTIVITIES:
- Name That Flag Online Game
- Build A Flag Game

VIDEOS:
- Liberty's Kids: The First 4th of July
- Schoolhouse Rock: Independence Day
A couple too many states, but at least Marley got the number of red stripes right. ;)
A toddler's version of the flag.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
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