Red, white, and blue activities and children's art projects for Independence Day, Flag Day, and Memorial Day. Celebrate and create while sharing the meaning behind these days Americans honor.
make a flag collage
Use a flag, or a photograph of one, for your children to guide them as a reference. Talk about the design of the flag. Count the stripes. Count the rows of stars. With toddlers (above), let them help select the colors needed to create their flag.
scratch paper or newspaper for stripes
blue and red paint
punched holes for American flag stars
make patriotic decorations
use our sailor printable kit to make a red, white and blue banner and straw toppers (we used the kit's sailboat flags for our straw toppers)
make a paper straw project
Cut paper straws into short lengths and string onto twine, ribbon or string to make straw necklaces or bracelets. Toddlers excersize fine-motor skills while stringing the straws onto the twine, and older children enjoy designing their own color patterns.
make patriotic popsicles
with our all natural popsicle recipe
share a simple picnic with the children
with our grab-and-go picnic ideas
let children create their own patriotic parade with wagons, bicycles, tricycles, flags, pinwheels, and streamers ★ make coffe filter fireworks ★ make a felt star garland ★ make a patriotic handprint project ★ make fruit star wands ★ visit the libary to check out books on American history and the history of the patriotic holiday you are celebrating ★ attend a local parade
enjoy your creating, celebrating and honoring
©heather cahoon • wordplayhouse®
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