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A Flag Day Parade
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June 14 is Flag Day! Students celebrate their patriotic pride with this easy-to-make Flag Day craft.

This activity is appropriate for:
pre-k - 3rd grade / 4 - 8 years

You will need:

Before you begin:

Cut out a four-inch square of blue construction paper for each student. Cut the red and white tissue paper into one-inch squares.


  1. Show students an American flag. Explain that the 13 stripes represent our nation’s first 13 colonies and the 50 stars represent the 50 states.
  2. Tell students they are going to make their own flags in honor of Flag Day (June 14). Give each student a copy of the American flag template, a precut blue square and a sheet of construction paper (red, white or blue).
  3. Have students mount the template onto the construction paper. Then have students glue the blue square to the upper left-hand corner of the flag.
  4. Provide each student with red tissue-paper squares and a pencil. Demonstrate how to fold a square over the eraser end of a pencil. Put glue on the tissue paper and then press it onto the construction paper. Prompt students to use this technique to make the red stripes on their flag.
  5. Provide students with white tissue-paper squares for the stars on their flag.
  6. Once the glue has dried, punch holes in the top two corners of each flag. Tie pieces of yarn to the flags so students can wear them around their necks!
  7. Play a patriotic song like “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and lead students on a patriotic parade around the classroom—or to visit other classrooms in your school.
  8. Teach students this patriotic poem and have them recite it as part of their performance!

    American Flag
    Our flag is a symbol
    That stands for liberty.
    It represents the fifty states
    That make up our country.
    We proudly wave these stars and stripes
    And put them on display.
    To celebrate our freedom
    Across the U.S.A.

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Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day
Recycled Robots
Caterpillar Garden Critters
Reusable Earth Day Bags

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
3-D Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
May Day Basket

Father’s Day
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster

Patriotic Holidays
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade

September Holidays
Grandparents Day Card

October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Handprint Bat Hats
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Giant Pumpkin

November Holidays
Giving Thanks Centerpiece
Turkey Trot Relay Game
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Plate
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Being Thankful Sunflowers
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
“A Festive Feast”
Brain Teaser Game

Terrific Turkey Centerpiece

December Holidays
Hanging Holiday Symbols
Peppermint Candy
Handprint Plates

Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Decorative Gift Tags
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Party Masks
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem
Giant Valentine
Valentine Mobile
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic–Tac–Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
Day Card

Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks

March Holidays
Shimmering Shamrocks
Shamrock Door Hanger
Leprechaun Hunt
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
“Red Fish, Blue Fish” Fishbowl
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