5 Ways to Celebrate Flag Day!

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June 14th is Flag Day in the US!

Have you ever celebrated Flag Day?

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!

Also, be sure to check out our American Flag Unit Study for some engaging activities and lessons about our flag!

American Flag Unit Study
     

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 has love for our flag and all it represents inspired music including our National Anthem?
   


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:

Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag by Sarah L. Thomson

Inventing the American Flag: How the Stars and Stripes Was Woven from Symbols by Henry W. Moeller

 
For more book recommendations, see our complete list of books to help you celebrate America!

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 or patriotic pinwheels.  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!  Go all out and decorate with red, white, and blue too!

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! 

Want even more Flag Day ideas? 

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

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