Symbols of the USA -- School-age
Symbols of the USA
I Love My Flag
I love my flag, my country's flag
The red and white and blue.
It has broad stripes and fifty stars,
And stands for freedom, too.
Great Seal of the United States
Symbols of U.S. Government: The Great Seal of the United States
Learn about the Great Seal of the United States
Great Seal of the Unitied States (obverse) color page.
Birthplace of our National Anthem
The Star-Spangled Banner
A copy of the first printed edition combining words and music
The Star-Spangled Banner and Fort McHenry worksheets from the U.S. Mint - Grade 4+
Make a paper rose from a spiral - includes printable and pictures.
Create Your Own Flag
Have children pick 3 colors for their flag. They must have a reason for the colors they choose; such as, choose yellow for happiness, or pink for love.
Add symbols to your flag. Choose 2 to 3 symbols for your flag. For example, shamrocks, because your family came from Ireland.
Print My Flag worksheet.
Flag Day Festival (June 14th)
Have the children make a festive Flag Day tablecloth out of a long sheet of white butcher paper. Have each child bring in a food from home that is either red, white, or blue
Post a sign-up sheet for the parents to sign up to bring in a food item. You may want to list the food items for the parents to sign up to bring. Brainstorm a list with the children, putting the items into the correct color categories.
Make a 3-dimensional American flag
Cut paper strips from red, white, and blue construction paper. Have the children make paper chains.
red group--4 chains of 25 loops and 3 chains of 50 loops;
white group--3 chains of 25 loops and 3 chains of 50 loops;
blue group--7 chains of 25 loops.
Staple the completed chains on a bulletin board so that it looks like the American Flag.
America the Beautiful (song)
In 1893 "American the Beautiful", was written by Katharine Lee Bates. At the summit of Pikes Peak she was inspired to pen the lines to her most famous poem, "America the Beautiful.
Statue of Liberty color page with banner "America Forever"
Statue of Liberty color page/facts
Statue of Liberty at papertoys
Print and fold to create a Statue of Liberty.
Statue of Liberty craft
Make a crown to wear.
Sites to See
The Flag of the
United States of America Page
Has to much to list everything! A must see site.
Flag Picture Gallery
A history as well as examples of the flags the USA has flown.
The Pledge of Allegiance: A Short History
You Been Hornswoggled?
The story of the other Official US Flag!