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Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Bookmark
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United States Patriotic Holidays
Numbers > Counting,
Sizing & Sorting
Shapes > identify
shapes in craft
5 to 6 years old
Purpose: Introduce young children to the importance of
a national symbol, the United States flag and The
Pledge of Allegiance. Children will appreciate the
importance of the pledge as they grow and observe us modeling and
living the pledge daily by being good citizens.
Activity 1: What is a flag? What does a National
Display a flag - here is color
*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
Activity: Letter F
Flag Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Activity: Discuss and present the The
Pledge of Allegiance
The Pledge of Allegiance is a promise of loyalty to the United States.
The Pledge of Allegiance is recited at the beginning of classes in school, and most everyone can say it from memory. It should be recited standing up, facing the flag, and with the right hand over the heart. In the United States Congress, the sessions of the House of Representatives and the Senate begin their daily business with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Read the text of the pledge solemnly and slowly. Simplify the
language of the pledge as necessary to ensure comprehension.
For example - "I promise to respect the flag, which represents
the United States of America, one nation (country), which cannot be
divided (all the communities/states remain unified), under God, with
freedom and fairness (justice) for all."
Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag at Wikipedia.org
of Allegiance Bookmark Craft
The bookmark craft is a vehicle to emphasize on the importance of reading
to be informed and efficient citizens. The design of the
bookmark is that of a home, representing our country and communities
unified and indivisible. Tell the children that reading and
learning about our country, understanding our national symbols,
history and current events is important to be a good
citizens. Revisit the Pledge periodically and we can
of notable Americans that have been models of good citizenship.
1. Identify all shapes for all
pieces on the template: bookmark & door (rectangles), the
heart, stars, the roof (triangles). Discuss the colors, on the
template (red, blue and white).
To conduct these activities pieces should be decorated and cut out.
1. Sorting/Sizing/Categorizing: Have the children sort
the shapes by size. Have the children arrange the sorted
shapes from smallest to largest.
2. Counting: Count how many shapes in each pile/size.
You may want to write the numbers as you count on the blank side of
the template to acquaint the children with printed numbers.
Proceed with craft assembly. Make a demonstration of
the procedure for assembly. Refer to instructions page.
Activity: Character Education > Online Story >
Cindy the Citizen Crab
Read the online story Cindy
the Citizen Crab, and visit the parent
Bookmark Craft Templates:
* white paper, card
stock is better.
* crayons, markers
*small string or ribbon
*Include a book about a related holiday, or biography