Do your kids know that there is a Flag Day holiday? These fun and easy Flag Day crafts for kids will help you celebrate Flag Day in engaging ways.
What is Flag Day anyway?
We celebrate Flag Day in the United States of America on June 14th. The reason we acknowledge Flag Day is to commemorate our country’s adoption of the US flag on June 14, 1777. The holiday became official in 1949.
Why do we celebrate Flag Day?
To me, Flag Day is significant and worthy of being celebrated because it teaches our kids the importance of honor and being a patriot of our country.
We use this day as a time to remember our loyalty to our nation, liberty, justice, and the unity of the states.
Take this time to teach kids what to never do to a flag on Flag Day.
- The flag should not touch anything beneath it like the floor, ground, water, etc.
- You should never sit on the flag or place anything on it.
- The flag should never be used as a ceiling covering.
- Our flag should not ever be displayed with the stars upside down unless it is a signal of extreme distress.
- It also shouldn’t ever be carried flat or horizontally, although sadly I think I have seen this violated before.
Why the American Flag is red, white, and blue:
RED – stands for valor and hardiness
WHITE – signifies purity and innocence
BLUE – represents vigilance, justice, and perseverance
Your kids can learn even more about our stars and stripes with these free resources about the American flag.
We don’t have to make celebrating this holiday a huge ordeal but teaching the basics about Flag Day is important. Adding in some Flag Day crafts will make it THAT much better and go great alongside your lessons about the flag.
Fun and Easy Flag Day Crafts for Kids:
Activities and Crafts for Kids about Flag Day – Being proud of our American flag can all start with a little crafting and fun. From making stars and stripes sandwich bags to collages and craft sticks, these ideas will be a great start to your crafting.
Flag Day Crafts for Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary – With this collection of crafts, your primary school kids can enjoy US Flag Day crafts using materials easily found around the house. These craft ideas use things like cardboard, string, crayons, glue, and other stuff we probably already have at home.
Kids Crafts for Flag Day – This list has some of my favorite flag day crafts. They incorporate art with crafts and my kids LOVE it. Learn how to make sponges painted American flag and a super cool sticky window American flag collage and suncatcher.
Paper Plate Simple Craft Project – This is a perfect flag craft if you have extra scrap tissue paper at home. Grab some paper plates around your house, craft tissue paper, and kids can make an adorable handing craft for your home.
Toilet Paper Roll Flag Craft – We have LOTS of paper rolls that get thrown out in the trash throughout our weeks at home. Keep a few rolls for this cool paper roll craft to hang outside your house for Flag Day.
Flag Day Craft Printables:
Printable Dot Art Flag Craft – This printable craft template is good practice for your kids to work on their hand/eye coordination. There are blank circles that form the shape of a flag and kids can use Do-A-Dots on each circle to form the Flag Day Art craft.
United States Flag Pencil Printable Craft – This printable US flag pencil craft is a cool activity for your kiddos this Flag Day holiday. Let your kids make their own flags to write with on Flag Day.
Pom Pom Flag Printable Gluing Activity – This printable is perfect for Flag Day hands-on activities with your kids. They will be able to glue and follow the flag pattern to make an engaging activity for Flag Day in your homeschool.
Hand Print Flag Day Crafts:
Proud to Be an American Handprint and Fingerprint Craft – This is an adorable Flag Day craft that you can frame and use as a keepsake. It uses your little ones’ adorable fingerprints for the stars and stripes and their little hands for the blue.
Heart Art Flag Hand Print Craft – This flag craft is sure to pull on our heartstrings. Pun intended. This kid-friendly craft captures the heart of America and helps them make an adorable Flag Day craft keepsake.
Footprint Flag Craft Keepsake – OK, This isn’t a handprint but this flag day craft is adorable. It is for your little tot and it’s adorable enough to even give away as gifts.
Flag Day Painting Crafts:
Pom-Pom Painting Craft Flag – Who says kids have to paint with only paintbrushes? Grab some red, white, and blue paint with craft pom-poms and help your kids practice dotting them in a straight line for stripes.
Cookie Cutter Crafts for the Red, White, and Blue – We all might have some cool cookie cutter shapes laying around in our kitchen. Or you can grab some star cookie cutters from the dollar or craft store to create this super fun flag day cookie-cutter craft.
Flag Finger Painting Craft – This flag finger painting craft has a bit of everything and it might get a little messy, so hang in there. Your child can cut and paste, paint, glue, and more with this holiday flag craft.
Kindergarten and Preschool Flag Crafts:
Free Preschool and Kindergarten Flag Crafts – Your preschoolers will love making this super simple flag day preschool craft with step-by-step instructions. Your kids will need a few supplies like scissors, glue sticks, and some paper.
Do-A-Dot American Flag Craft – Are your young ones in need of practicing fine motor skills? Check out this Do-A-Dot craft to help your preschooler with that and more skills while doing an adorable flag craft.
Simple Cut and Paste Flag Craft Template – Cut and paste activities are perfect for little ones to practice their hand-eye coordination and other skills. Kids enjoy cut and paste activities especially when celebrating the flag.
10 Super Easy Preschool Flag Crafts – Why stop a tone craft when your kiddos can do a few or choose which one they want to do for Flag Day? Explore these preschool flag crafts. Let the little ones choose their favorite holiday craft to do on Flag Day.
If you want to develop a larger unit study then add Daily Skill Building’s U.S. State Study Resource Pack to learn about state flags, birds, trees, and flowers.
Flag Day isn’t a federal holiday, yet it’s still important to acknowledge it as a citizen. Being a veteran of the United States Military, I remember just how important the flag was to our daily lives.
The military taught us what our flag represented. It wasn’t just the valor and perseverance or that it represents our country. The one thing that our flag represents is freedom, and we owe it to our kids to share that with them.
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!