Montessori geography flag crafts and activities promote fine motor control and develop concentration in preschoolers while celebrating U.S. Flag Day with kids.
On June 14th, we celebrate Flag Day by paying tribute to the Stars and Stripes and also to all the flags of the world. We love using Holidays as themed unit studies, and today, we are learning all about flags. Montessori Geography Preschooler crafts and Flag Day Kids Activities are a fun way to celebrate U.S. Flag Day with kids.
This World Flag Board is a Montessori Geography material that offers a child an opportunity to practice fine-motor skills by inserting the correct flags into their corresponding slots on the world 🗺map. Also, the board is double-sided, and the other side offers a child a “control-of-error” chart with flags being depicted and the names of countries they belong to written underneath so that the child can self-correct. This is a really wonderful material to learn geography hands-on by developing spacial awareness of the positioning of the world countries, as well as learning about flags’ meanings and what they stand for. It is amazing how a little piece of material can”tell” a big story!
Flag Day Kids Activities
Below is a fun fine-motor poking activity with a language twist.
YOU’LL NEED for this Montessori Flag Preschooler craft
- a piece of styrofoam,
- a marker to write a letter for a child to trace (illustrate to the child proper tracing direction),
- flag toothpicks (buy here),
- a tray (see here).
A child pokes toothpick flags into a styrofoam block while tracing a letter.
During our Flag Day Kids Activities unit study, we then learned about flags of the United States and the meaning they convey by reading Flags of the World book (buy here).
There are fifty stars and thirteen stripes on this tricolored flag, nicknamed the “Stars and Stripes.” The stars represent the number of states in the country. The last states to join were Alaska (bought from Russia for $7,200,00) and Hawaii, becoming the 49th and 50th stars. Also, there are thirteen stripes, corresponding to the thirteen original colonies in the Union. The white stripes signify honesty, and the red stripes: courage and fervor. The blue rectangle symbolizes loyalty, friendship, and justice.
F Is for Flag book is a simple beginner book to introduce the holiday.
Waving in the wind, a flag may not seem like a code. But hidden in the stripes, stars, suns, moons, and colors of the world’s flags are the keys to understanding different countries’ shared histories and cherished ideals. Flags do much more than identify countries and groups of people. In every color, pattern, and design, the citizens and governments of countries announce their allegiances and herald their history.
Flags of the World book (buy here) is a complete compendium of the world’s flags, grouped by geographic area. Each nation’s flag is paired with facts explaining flag’s meaning and significance, thus providing a window into the histories, values, and cultures of countries around the world.
Adrian also made “Flagooglish” from play-doh. (We have this International flag banner on the background).
This is a fun play-dough craft to enjoy on Flag Day!
You will need:
- flag toothpicks (buy here)
- and googly eyes
Happy Birthday Stars and Stripes Flag!
FOR MORE Flag Day Kids Activities
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