Simple American Flag Craft

American flag craft with kids, American flag craft with preschoolers, Preschool America theme

As part of our mini-unit about America, we had a very basic craft at the free art center.  Mary Poppins and I placed strips of red and white construction paper out on the table, along with blue rectangles, star stickers, and glue.  This American flag craft gave the children the chance to recreate the American flag on their own.

American flag craft with kids, American flag craft with preschoolers, Preschool America theme

While I didn’t interfere in their craft time, I had fun watching the kiddos!  It was nice to sit back and observe as they set about using the paper and stickers to make their own version of the flag.  In particular, I was entertained by the attention to detail they showed!  Some of them even brought our class flag over to use as a point of reference.  They counted the stripes on the flag, noted that there were more red stripes than white stripes, and many observed the patterns in the stripes.

American flag craft with kids, American flag craft in preschool, Preschool America theme

I heard things like, “Hey!  It’s like a pattern here!” and “Well, that’s a lot of stars!”  During our mini-unit, we had already discussed the American flag, it’s colors, and the meaning behind the stars and stripes.  Still, it was nice to hear the observations they made on their own.  I think the kids did a great job, and all of the flags turned out so well!

American flag craft with kids, American flag craft in preschool, Preschool America theme

Even though each child was given the same materials, each flag was almost as individual as the kiddos!  Some were incredibly long flags, while others were rather misaligned.  Still others were as accurate as the children could make them.  I’m actually surprised that a few of the students didn’t sit and count out 50 stars.  I was impressed with how all of the kids really took their time with this craft.  There was no rushing off, even by the students who aren’t too into arts and crafts.

American flag craft with kids, American flag craft with preschoolers, preschool America theme

Have you ever done an art or craft project involving the American flag with your children/students?  How did it go?

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Comments

  1. says

    LOVE the flag craft! Doesn’t it make you feel good when they work on other projects and you hear things like the patterns comments? It makes you feel like “Yes! I TAUGHT them something they RETAINED!” :)

    Found your blog via the Virginia linkup on Fifth in the Middle’s linky.

    Come stop by my blog sometime!
    http://www.adventuresn2grade.blogspot.com

    • says

      Hahaha . . . yes, it does make me feel like that! :) I just popped over to your blog and I LOVE the elephants in the design. Looking forward to reading more in the future. Thanks for coming by.

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  1. […] American Flag Craft This was an incredibly simple craft for the students.  I simply set out red and white strips of paper, some star stickers, and blue rectangles.  Then I suggested they make their own American flags, and I left them to it!  I’m proud of what a great job they did on this independent craft activity! […]

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