We made the flags using ONLY two supplies…construction paper (red, white, and blue) and glue. Yes, the kids had to tear the paper to make their flags…workin’ on those fine motor skills! LOL
Seriously, I was inspired to come up with the craft idea after we read I Pledge Allegiance by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson. (This is a great book that explains what all the big words in the pledge mean…in a way that a child can understand.) Anyhow, on the very first page the illustration of the flag (by Chris Raschka) looks as if it is made from torn paper. Hence the idea to ban the kids from the scissors! :-) Initially the kids thought I was crazy when I refused to give them scissors, but after looking closer at the flag illustration in the book, they got to work tearing lots of paper!
I absolutely love how they turned out! And, yes, there are only four flags below and yes, I do have five children…one of the little boys wasn’t at all interested in tearing paper and making a flag.
Below are some of the other resources that we used and enjoyed!!!
Be sure to head over to Homeschool Creations for a Pledge of Allegiance printable! Although my kids already know the pledge, I still have the printable posted in our schoolroom…mostly because I think it is so stinkin cute!!!
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