Today is Flag Day in the USA.
The kids and I worked on a 4-H project to help them learn about Flag Day. I read them a short story about Betsy Ross and how it came about that she sewed the first flag. McKayla colored a picture of Betsy Ross holding a flag (find it here). In the story it talked about how a sheet of paper was folded and cut with only a single cut to create a five point star. I found the directions on how to do this and the kids and I made stars. They thought that was really cool. Both Evan and McKayla colored pictures depicting the original 13 colonies flag sewed by Betsy Ross.
I also read the story of the Star Spangled Banner song to them. We talked about what the flag means to our country and the feelings it invokes in people when they see it. Finally, we made kazoos from recycled toilet paper rolls and played the Star Spangled Banner on them.
We recorded it all in our 4-H project book as part of our Civil Education portion of this year.