Friday, February 19, 2010
All About the Flag!
1. Shapes > Identify that the flag is a rectangle- Two long sides and two short sides. Have children trace with their finger the long sides and short sides in the template.
2. Colors and counting > Discuss that red, white and blue are the national colors. Have children count the thirteen stripes. Identify that seven are red and six are white.
3. The blue rectangle houses 50 white stars for each state. Show a map with the states, locate the state where you live.
4. Tell the children they will decorate and add the stars > choose painted fingerprints or star stickers (silver stars are easy to locate). Add only 13 fingerprints for the first colonies or add up to 20 to fill up the blue space.