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Flag Day Clay Play Red, White and Blue Art for Kids

Celebrate Flag Day with a creative kids' craft! Your little artist can make their very own flag—using red, white and blue modeling clay. This easy art activity is the perfect way to mark the day and help your young child to build fine motor, color recognition and sensory skills. Arts and Crafts Materials You'll Need: Soft modeling clay (in red, white and blue colors) Cardboard (reuse the front or side of an old box) Scissors A pencil Optional: Red, white/silver and blue glitter Art-Making How-To Steps: Cut the cardboard into a rectangle. A larger rectangle will take more time (and...

Flag Day Treats to Make with Your Child

Your child can get creative in the kitchen, helping you to whip up a few Flag Day themed treats. Celebrate the red, white and blue with these easy to make desserts! Red, White and Blue Layer Cake With a little food coloring and a lot of imagination, your child can help you to create this multi-layer (and multi-hued) treat. Choose your favorite vanilla cake recipe or use a boxed mix. You'll need enough batter to make three full circle-shaped cakes. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to one batch of batter and red to another. Keep the third...

Flag Day Clay Craft for Kids of All Ages

June 14 is Flag Day! Celebrate with a special kids' craft—in red, white and blue. Create a textured flag, using clay. Instead of making a full 3D sculpture, your child will use a method similar to finger painting (but with clay). The result is a flag that pops off the paper. This easy art activity option is ideal for kids of all ages. You can adapt the craft to fit your preschooler's needs or extend it for your older elementary school-aged child. Materials You'll Need Cardboard (reuse the side of an old box) Red, white and blue modeling clay Scissors...

Recycled Cardboard Flag Craft for Kids

Get crafty in preparation for Flag Day! Your child can make their very own flag to hang outside the house or wave during a parade. This is an easy art activity for kids in preschool and up to try. And the best part is, this craft idea also teaches a valuable environmental lesson. Instead of using all new materials, reuse old carboard to upcycle your way to a brand-new flag. Materials Cardboard tube from a paper towel roll Cardboard rectangle (reuse the front from an old cereal or cracker box) Red, white and blue tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Scissors...

Flag Day Children’s Books

You might know the American flag’s history, but does your child? Help your little learner to better understand the symbol of their country with a few flag-themed books. And when better to read these picks than on Flag Day? Check out some of the top choices for young children. Blue Sky White Stars, by Sarvinder Naberhaus and Kadir Nelson. With simple words and amazingly artistic illustrations, this children’s read (fore preschoolers and young grade schoolers) can help your curious kiddo to learn more about their country and its symbols. The American Flag, by Lisa M. Herrington. Using photos, text and...

Flag Day Crafts and Recipes for Kids

Your preschooler can celebrate Flag Day by getting creative. Not only can they craft their very own fabulously artistic American flags, but they can also help you to make flag-themed foods. Whether they’re at the art table or the kitchen table, these patriotic activities will do much more than just keep your young child busy — they’ll help them to learn, grow and develop! Photo Flag Go on an “Eye Spy” type of hunt around the neighborhood for American flags. Snap pics of the flags to take with you. Before printing the photos, use a basic photo editor to turn...

Flag Felt Busy Bag for Kids

With both Flag Day and the Fourth of July coming up you may be looking for a patriotic kids’ craft. Your older kiddos are all about creating realistic looking flags, portraits of famous Americans and crafts that are kind of complex. But, what about your toddler or preschooler? Little kids don’t have to feel left out. This easy felt craft is perfect for little hands and can be completely reusable. That means you can pack it away (after your child is done with the artsy play) and use it again on Memorial Day or any day! Materials 1 8x10-inch craft...

Easy Dessert Recipes for Flag Day

Your kids are ready to celebrate America’s symbol. That’s because it’s Flag Day! June 14th marks this patriotic holiday. Gather the family together and create a red, white and blue treat that the kids can help to make – and help to eat too. Check out these easy-to-make desserts that are totally fir for Flag Day. Red, White and Blue Cereal Treats These are the regular rice cereal treats that you know and love. But with a twist. Before you get started, separate the cereal into three piles. Drip a few drops of red food coloring into one pile and...

Kids’ Paint Print Art for Flag Day or July 4th

Do you need a simple kids’ art activity for Flag Day or July 4th? This paint print flag helps kids create a red, white and blue work of art, while also teaching them about colors, patterns and textures. The best part is they don’t even need a brush! Instead of the traditional way of painting, this project lets your kiddos use cut p kitchen sponges to apply the paint to the paper. Materials: Red, white and blue tempera paints A kitchen sponge Scissors White card stock paper (or poster board) Instructions: Pour the paint into golf ball-sized puddles. Use a...

Red, White and Blue Holiday Recipes

Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th! They’re all patriotic holidays that often involve a family-filled picnic or other similar celebration. Instead of spending the day in kitchen by yourself, try a few super-simple red, white and blue recipes Get the whole family involved, and ask the kids to help you out with these holiday treats! Red and blue salad. Slice a red apple and pair it with blueberries. This couldn’t be easier! Alternate the red and blue fruits or toss them into a bed of greens for a sweet and savory salad. Patriotic s’mores. Turn the summertime favorite into...