Exploring our flag for Fourth of July in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on July 2, 2011

in Folding a flag, Folding Flags, Fourth of July, Holiday Ideas

In celebration of Fourth of July, we had a little discussion on taking care of our flags and then we did a little practice trying to fold them too…

We talked about why the flag should not touch the ground. This brought up words like respect, symbol, and freedom…

Then we all took turns learning how to fold the flag

We worked together in pairs to fold the flags…

And we learned how to fold our flag up into a small triangle shape…

Once the flag was completely folded, our friends opened their hands – palms up – and we handed off the flag for someone new to try…

A terrific book to read and sing along with this flag folding activity is Red, White and Blue by Debbie Clement


Visit me here for more activities to try for Fourth of July!

Who made the American Flag? by Wonderopolis


Available on Amazon


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