Our Flag

Art and Social Studies Activity

In this activity children make a United States flag collage. They understand that the flag is a national symbol, explain what the stars and stripes stand for, and appreciate the role national symbols play in our society.


  1. Discuss with children where they might have seen the American flag flown. Use their responses to make a list of these places.

  2. Have children search through magazines or newspapers to find pictures or draw their own pictures that show these places.

  3. Help them to write "Our Flag" at the top of the paper.

  4. Have children arrange their pictures on the paper the way they want them to appear, then glue the pictures on the paper.
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