United States Flag Printable Activities and Lesson Plan
for Preschool and Kindergarten

Themes Activities Materials

> Letter F > F is for Flag

Crafts >
My United States Flag

Colors > Patriotic colors > Red, Blue, White

Holidays and Events >
United States Patriotic Holidays

Numbers > Counting

Shapes > identify shapes

2.5 to 5 years old

Purpose:  Introduce young children to the importance of a national symbol, the United States flag.

Activity1:  What is a flag?  What does a National Flag represent?
Display a flag - here is color poster

*Ask the children what is a flag.
A flag is a piece of cloth, in the shape of a rectangle or triangle, with colors, and designs.  Flags are used for signaling or as symbols of a country or organization.

*Every country has a national flag.  A national flag represents a country’s citizens.  When you are the citizen of a country is like being part of a team and you work together to take care of the country.   A country is like a big home with many rooms and in each room are families and individuals living in communities.  You can expand on how "the big rooms" are states, with "smaller rooms" called counties and sections called towns and cities.

Activity:  My First United States Flag Craft (Ages 2 to 5)

This is a very simple activity for young children.  Explore a national symbol, the American flag and learn basic skills.

Print and distribute the flag template.
Discuss basic elements of the United States flag.

1.  Shapes > Identify that the flag is a rectangle.  Two long sides and two short sides.  Have children trace with their finger the long sides and short sides in the template.
2.  Colors and counting > Discuss that red, white and blue are the national colors. Have children count the thirteen stripes.  Identify that seven are red and six are white. These strips stand for the first 13 colonies.
3.  The blue rectangle houses 50 white stars for each state.
4.  Tell the children they will decorate and add the stars > choose painted fingerprints or star stickers (silver stars are easy to locate).  Add only 13 fingerprints for the first colonies or add up to 20 to fill up the blue space.

ActivityLetter F Flag Lesson Plan Printable Activities  
Introduce the alphabet activities.

Activity:  Optional > Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

The Pledge of Allegiance is a promise of loyalty to the United States.

Related activity > The Pledge of Allegiance Bookmark activities

My First United States Flag Craft


F is for Flag Printable Activities

*white paper or card stock is better.
*white paint or star stickers


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