Have children assemble the stars and stripes on the flag on the board. Like a puzzle. Questions or a song to sing are on the back of the pieces.
1. What material is the Statue of Liberty made of?
2. The Statue of Liberty was given to the U.S. to celebrate the 100th birthday of our Independence. Who gave it to us?
3. What does the Statue of Liberty hold in her left hand?
The Declaration of Independence.
4. Every President but one lived in the White House, who was he?
5. Who is said to have sewn the first American Flag?
6. What do the colors of our flag stand for?
RED-courage, WHITE-purity and innocence, BLUE-loyalty
7. What is our National Motto? Hint-It’s printed on our coins.
In God We Trust
8. Our national bird is a symbol of strength and power. What is it?
The Bald Eagle
*Consider making song books, as the children may not be familiar with the Patriotic Songs.
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THE ONE-SONG-ONLY VERSION:
Sing one song over and over after every question.
Each question has an action to do as you sing the song again.
ACTIONS to go with the Questions above:
- “building hands” – one hand hammering into palm of other hand
- “giving hands” – extend hands out as if giving something, over and over
- hold something invisible in left hand – hold it up for the whole song!, you’re a statue!
- hold hands in a house shape
- invisible hand-stitch needle and thread sewing
- “flag hand” – one hand cups elbow of other arm. other arm is a pole with the hand as a flag.
- march in place
- “bird beak” at mouth with pointer and thumb, or hands flap like wings