Get your kids in the patriotic spirit and excited to learn! With Flag Day and Independence Day coming up, this is the perfect time to do a fun red, white, and blue craft!
Check out this super cute flag card craft that is quite animated with his big smile! It’s a fun way for kids to send a holiday greeting to family members or friends, or prop it up as a festive decoration!
Since you only need a few supplies to make this craft, it’s easy to prepare and get creative with the kids. Grab the free template so they can make their own happy flag!
When your kids are done with this activity, have them check out all of our patriotic activities for more fun ideas.
Printable American Flag Craft
- Colored cardstock
- Star punch (optional)
- Flag template (enter your email in the form to get the template)
Download the flag card template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top uncut.
Place the red stripes evenly along the front of the card and glue them in place. Use scissors to trim off the excess paper.
Make the star section of the card by gluing a few stars onto the blue rectangle.
Next, glue the completed star section to the top, left portion of the card.
Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
Optionally: Cut 2 small, thin, rectangular strips of scrap pieces of paper to fit behind the eyes and the mouth pieces. Fold the rectangle onto itself to end up with a thick square. Glue it to the back of the eyes and the mouth. This will help give the card more dimension and is optional.
Take the mouth and glue it to the middle and bottom of the flag.
Next, take the eyes and glue them just above the mouth.
Finish up by drawing eyebrows above each eye and writing a fun message inside.
Patriotic Kids’ Ideas
Showing kids how to be patriotic and appreciate this beautiful land that we live in can be as simple as incorporating some crafts and activities into their day.
We have lots of patriotic ideas geared toward kids to choose from. Check out some entertaining and engaging crafts and worksheets to work on or a good book to read. We’ve listed some we think your kids will enjoy below.
Patriotic Kids’ Books
As parents, there are a lot of responsibilities that come with raising a child. We want to make sure that our children are happy, healthy, and well-educated.
One of the simplest yet most effective ways to help your child’s development is to read books to them. Reading to your child provides a great opportunity to bond, enhances their listening and communication skills, and promotes a love of learning. It’s also a great way to encourage imagination, creativity, and critical thinking.
With so many benefits, it’s easy to see why making reading a part of your child’s routine is highly recommended by experts in child development.
The Before The Fourth Of July – If your kids are fans of The Night Before Christmas, they’ll love this patriotic version that follows a family’s day through Independence Day!
What Does it Mean To Be American? – This book is a wonderful look into the characteristics that make an American citizen. It’s an easy read for young kids are will get their minds thinking.
My Fourth of July – Kids will love this story that details all the classic activities Americans do on the Fourth of July! It’s sure to bring back the nostalgia of being a kid on Independence Day.
Patriotic Kids’ Crafts
Crafting is a fun way for kids to learn and get creative! Not only is crafting a chance to learn more about a subject but also an opportunity for kids to practice using important skills that will help them in day-to-day life.
Developing fine motor skills, solving problems, and following instructions are just a few of the abilities that people use on a daily basis. Add in some patriotic crafts to get kids festive and ready to create!
Popsicle Stick Uncle Sam Craft – Uncle Sam wants YOU to get patriotic with this fun popsicle stick craft! It’s a great way to teach kids about our country’s history and the symbols it uses.
Handprint Eagle Craft – This beautiful and majestic bird is a symbol of the United States, so making this eagle will get kids in a festive and patriotic mood. Help this eagle take flight with the use of our free template and your little one’s handprints!
Patriotic Gnome Craft – Gnomes are ready to help you celebrate any holiday these days, so be sure to get him some red, white, and blue to wear! Kids will have a blast with this fun and easy paper craft!
Eagle Paper Plate Craft – Make a paper plate soar with some basic craft supplies and our eagle template! This craft will be a hit with your kids whether they’re learning about birds or learning more about the eagle as a national symbol.
Patriotic Kids’ Activities
When kids use these 4th of July worksheets, they’ll be able to work on handwriting with the letter F for fireworks, recognizing the letter F for Flag completing the letter maze, and pattern recognition on the patriotic pattern page.
These worksheets are a great way for kids to practice fine motor control, problem solving, and boosting their literacy skills.
I spy with my little eye some fun 4th of July I Spy printables! Kids will have tons of fun spotting little pieces of Americana on these hidden picture worksheets. They’re a great way to get kids to work on observation and critical thinking skills as they search.
As kids encounter new pictures, they’ll learn the names of the items and increase their vocabulary! There are 2 versions to choose from depending on your child’s skill level. If they’re new to this activity, try the page with the larger illustrations first.
Show some patriotism by doing a favorite activity with these patriotic color by number printables! They’re an easy to prepare project for kids, plus they can get a little practice in recognizing numbers and colors as they fill in each numbered space.
As they stay within the lines coloring in the hidden pictures, they’ll also refine their fine motor skills.
This free printable patriotic memory game is a fun way for kids to boost their brains! This game helps kids work on their long-term and short-term memory, problem-solving, and spatial visualization. I
t’s a simple game for kids to play independently or with someone, which will teach them to take turns as well. It’s fun for all ages, so be sure to download this fun game!
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More Summer Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Star punch (optional)
- Flag template
- Download the flag card template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top uncut.
- Place the red stripes evenly along the front of the card and glue them in place. Use scissors to trim off the excess paper.
- Make the star section of the card by gluing a few stars onto the blue rectangle.
- Next, glue the completed star section to the top, left portion of the card.
- Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
- Optionally: Cut 2 small, thin, rectangular strips of scrap pieces of paper to fit behind the eyes and the mouth pieces. Fold the rectangle onto itself to end up with a thick square. Glue it to the back of the eyes and the mouth. This will help give the card more dimension and is optional.
- Take the mouth and glue it to the middle and bottom of the flag.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them just above the mouth.
- Finish up by drawing eyebrows above each eye.