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F is for Flag

Suggested Grade Level

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Suggested Subject Matter

Kindergarten Patriotism

30 minutes

Students will:

  • Understand what the American flag is
  • Gain an understanding of patriotism
  • Learn why we say the Pledge of Allegiance

Materials Needed:

Introductory Activity:
Introduce the word patriotism. Patriotism means loving your country and being proud of it. Ask, "How do we show patriotism?" We show patriotism by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

Whole Group Activity:
Read F is for Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison. Stop and discuss frequently during the story. Make sure to point out the flag colors and discuss the pride students should feel in their country when they see it.

Individual Activity:
Have students color the "F is for Flag" template.

Whole Group Activity:
Collect the flags, and post them on a bulletin board or around the room.

Concluding Activity:
Watch the Character Club Patriotism video. Ask students what they have learned about patriotism today and have them name ways they can show their pride in their country.