Do you think the kids pay attention in class all the time? As a student, I had problems focusing in class; my husband, on the other hand, was class president and captain of the football team. He was a cool nerd. He always knows cool facts and is the main “homework helper” in our home. He would be able to go over essential facts about US history in our home. We always encourage open conversations so the kids can learn and share fun ways to understand a topic that might not always seem so fun!
Today, we wanted to share a fun printable you can do with the kids to talk about flag day and also introduce other flags from other countries to the kids.
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” (source https://www.history.com/news/what-is-flag-day)
Over 100 years later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day. We thought this would be a fun way to introduce the topic of National Flag Day and a conversation starter.