Flag Day commemorates the anniversary of the American flag. The Second Continental Congress declared that the American flag would have “thirteen stripes, alternate red and white,” and “thirteen stars, white in a blue field” in 1777. Did you Know?
- The fifty stars on the flag represent the fifty states of the United States of America
- The thirteen stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from Great Britain
- The thirteen colonies became the first states in the U.S.
- Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner
- The flag of the United States has seven red stripes and six white stripes
- The U.S. flag is depicted on postage stamps
Homeschoolers/Parents/Educators: Sketch/color an illustration. Theme: freedom. Read the story called “Three Billy Goats Gruff” in Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures (Kindle/paperback/audiobook). Explain why the goats wanted to be free. List three facts about the U.S. flag. Write about the United States flag. (Skills: identification, application, creativity)