Memorial Day Flag Designs

Here’s a great les­son for Memo­r­ial Day.… I do this with my 1st graders, but any age could have fun with it.  Easy to prep, no clean-up, everyone’s suc­cess­ful, and the kids LOVE it.… you can’t beat that!
Mate­ri­als:

  • 9x12 white paper
  • Black “F” Sharpie
  • Red and blue markers

 

Direc­tions:
1. Dis­cuss the Amer­i­can flag and what it sym­bol­izes.  (This is a great oppor­tu­nity to talk about “free­dom” and why we cel­e­brate Memo­r­ial Day!)  
2. Notice the fea­tures that make our flag unique (stars, stripes, red, white and blue). 
3. Now, rearrange these fea­tures to cre­ate a new flag design!
4. See how using these same design ele­ments allows these new flags to still look “Amer­i­can”!  

(Note: This project can be used for any coun­try by sim­ply using the design ele­ments found in that country’s flag!)

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3 Responses to Memorial Day Flag Designs

  1. Lisa F. Wheeler May 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Excel­lent project! Just the right com­bi­na­tion of things to make it successful.

  2. SMMART ideas May 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    I am nom­i­nat­ing you for the “ver­si­tile blog­ger award”…So now, please post about 15 blogs that you love!
    Lisa http://SMMARTideas.blogspot.com

  3. Janvi May 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    This is really an infor­ma­tive & use­ful blog. Thanks for shar­ing with us. Cricket Sum­mer Camps in Delhi

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Memorial Day Flag Designs

Here’s a great les­son for Memo­r­ial Day… I did this with my 1st graders, but any age could have fun with it.  Easy to prep, no clean up, every­one was suc­cess­ful, and the kids LOVED it… you can’t beat that!



Mate­ri­als:

  • 9x12 white paper
  • Black “F” Sharpie
  • Red and blue markers

Direc­tions:
1. Dis­cuss the Amer­i­can flag and what it sym­bol­izes.  (This is a great oppor­tu­nity to talk about “free­dom” and why we cel­e­brate Memo­r­ial Day!)  
2. Notice the fea­tures that make our flag unique (stars, stripes, red, white and blue). 
3. Now, rearrange these fea­tures to cre­ate a new flag design!
4. See how using these same design ele­ments allows these new flags to still look “Amer­i­can”!  

(Note: This project can be used for any coun­try by sim­ply using the design ele­ments found in that country’s flag!)
 










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One Response to Memorial Day Flag Designs

  1. Lisa F. Wheeler May 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Excel­lent project! Just the right com­bi­na­tion of things to make it successful.

  2. SMMART ideas May 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    I am nom­i­nat­ing you for the “ver­si­tile blog­ger award”…So now, please post about 15 blogs that you love!
    Lisa http://SMMARTideas.blogspot.com

  3. Janvi May 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    This is really an infor­ma­tive & use­ful blog. Thanks for shar­ing with us. Cricket Sum­mer Camps in Delhi

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