Flags

Learn more about flags and the parts of a flag.

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A flag is a (usually) rectangular-piece of fabric of distinctive design that is used as a symbol (as of a nation), as a signaling device, or as a decoration. -Oxford Dictionary

Flags have been used for thousands of years as a way to identify people and places. In the primary classroom, we introduce children to the flags once they are familiar with the countries on a particular continent. We also introduce the children to the parts of a flag.

Flag Stories:  ages 3 ½ to 6 ½ 

Directions:  In the classroom, we offer cultural stories about the flag. Here are three stories to share about the United States’, Canadian, and Mexican Flags. Admire the flags and share the stories with your child. Older children may read the cultural stories independently. Over time, create stories about other flags from around the world!

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Make Your Own Flag ages 3 to 6 ½Homemade flag

Directions: Flags have been used for thousands of years as a way to identify people and places. While every country has a flag, groups of people can have flags too. After reading about the colors and symbols used in flags, use the activity sheet below to make your own flag!

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Parts of a Flag- Coloring Page ages 3 to 6 ½ 

Directions: Flags have parts too! Take a moment to review the parts of a flag. Print out the blank flag and color each of the parts. Older children may label the flag using their beautiful cursive writing.

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Parts of a Flag -3 Part Cards ages 5 and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each part of the flag will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the parts of a flag to match the slips to the parts. Check your work with the control card.

Parts of a Flag Three Part Cards.pdf
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Flags of North America- 3 Part Cards ages 5 ½ and upFlag Drawing 2

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each North American flag will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the flags to match the country slip to its flag. Check your work with the control card.

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Flags of South America- 3 Part Cards ages 5 ½ and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each South American flag will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the flags to match the country slip to its flag. Check your work with the control card.

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Flags of Africa- 3 Part Cards ages 5 ½ and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each African flag will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the flags to match the country slip to its flag. Check your work with the control card.

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Flags of Europe- 3 Part Cards ages 5 ½ and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each European flag will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the flags to match the country slip to its flag. Check your work with the control card.

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Flags of Asia- 3 Part Cards ages 5 ½ and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each Asian flag will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the flags to match the country slip to its flag. Check your work with the control card.

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Flags of Australasia/Oceania- 3 Part Cards ages 5 ½ and up

Directions: Print and cut the three-part cards. Each Australasian/Oceanian flag will have a classified card, a printed slip, and a control card (depicting the classified card and its associated slip). Mix up the classified cards and slips. Use your knowledge of the flags to match the country slip to its flag. Check your work with the control card.

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