5 Ways to Celebrate Flag Day!

5 Ways to Celebrate Flag Day!

June 14th is Flag Day in the US!

Have you ever celebrated Flag Day?

It's not a national holiday, but it's a great day to celebrate and learn about our country's flag!

If you'd like to celebrate Flag Day this year, here are 5 great ways to celebrate and learn more about our beloved Stars and Stripes!
     
Flag Day Poster
140th U.S. Flag Day poster. 1777-1917.
The birthday of the stars and stripes, June 14th, 1917

1. Learn about the symbolism of the US Flag

What do the stars and stripes mean?  How many of each are there and why?  How many times has it changed throughout US history?

   

2. Read a book about the US Flag

Here are a few great books about the US Flag!

Picture Books:

America's Flag Story by Karen S. Robbins
Who Was Betsy Ross? by James Buckley Jr.

Resource Books:

 

3. Display a US Flag

Find a great place inside or outside your home to display a US Flag and leave it up until the 4th of July!  

4. Host a Flag Day Parade

Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to join you for a fun flag parade.. Grab a handful or 2 of small US Flags.  Tie red, white, and blue streamers to bike handlebars and strollers.  Don your favorite patriotic colored clothing.  Add some red, white, and blue themed snacks...blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, watermelon, vanilla ice cream or yogurt and you'll have a great snack to cool off with after your parade!  

5. Sing a song about the Flag

The "Star-Spangled Banner" and "You're a Grand 'Ole Flag" will definitely put you in the Flag Day Spirit!

 

Want to learn more about the Stars and Stripes?

Learn about Betsy Ross, the maker of our first flag, or Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with our letters from each of them telling you a bit of their stories as they made their place in US history!

Let us mail you our Betsy Ross and Francis Scott Key Heritage Letters or skip the wait and grab the digital versions of our Betsy Ross and Francis Scott Key letters!

Snatch up our free US Flag Anatomy Free Activity Pages and our Francis Scott Key Free Printables!

Want even more Flag Day ideas? 

Check out our US Flag Pinterest Board for more ideas across the web!