United States
of America Flag


Nita writes, "With the tragic events of September 11, 2001 still on our minds, I made this craft for our Sunday School class of 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders." (The flag, left, was created by a 4th grade boy from Nita Gilliatt's Kids' Church.)

What you do:
Take a sheet of white paper and draw an American flag shape. I made mine 9 3/4" wide x 6 3/4" high with the lines approximately 1" wide. The box for stars is 4 " wide x 3 " deep. I ran this off on the copy machine on white card stock for each child.

Child then colors the stripes (make sure they start at top with red and end on bottom with red) and color the box background blue. I bought stars in different shapes and colors (I could not find white) but none bigger than 1 ". Choose a memory verse to reinforce lesson, making sure chapter and verse are on it, and make one copy for each child. Let them cut out individual words, place a star in blue box and glue words of verse in order on each star. You can get at least 5 stars/words per line inside the box. Go over verse until all can say it together. We used a lesson about God being faithful and the verse:

"For the Lord is good, and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100:5

You can then have them 1) glue it onto red or blue construction paper, 2) add magnet to back or 3) or glue yam to back and hang up in the bedroom or on doorknob.

Optional: We also used this same craft for pre-K/K kids. They put stars at random in blue box, glued memory verse on bottom fight side of flag instead of cutting into individual words and learned only the first phrase of the verse.

Copyright 2001 Nita Gilliatt

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