It’s hard to keep up with all the honorary days for things that appear on the calendar. I wouldn’t even try, if not for the fact that young children enjoy theme related activities and I, the teachable moments that are sure to follow.
My intent was to prepare something for the fourth of July, when I realized that there’s such a thing as National Flag Day taking place this month. Well, I was already putting together a short presentation about the flag for the next holiday, so all I had to do was speed things up a bit. (By the way, I love PowerPoint!)
I’ll keep it simple for crafts by cutting strips of red and white construction paper (our rectangles) to tape against a blue background (our squares) and then draw the stars in because I don’t have stickers (which would have been nice.) Anyway, this will cover colors, numbers and shapes. Then, I’ll glue our paper flag to a stick and that’s it!
Later, we’ll view the slide show I created to notice patterns, do some math and then recite an original poem about what it represents. I let the kids take turns hitting ENTER on the keyboard, while a toddler happily clicks on a computer mouse that’s been turned off. All in the spirit of team work and a bit of practice with technology.
Finally, we’ll listen to a YouTube Playlist of videos about the flag during lunch!
Hope you like this activity idea and inspiration for your own lesson planning.
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