With over 190 countries in the world; this project is an on going one, and a good one to whip out when you need something to fill some time. I think a flag is such a strong visual symbol, and a fun way to start talking about the wider world with young children. I have always loved flags; they hold such history, colour and culture. They’re fascinating, yet simple and child friendly.
You will probably have everything you need for this project in your home already. So far Win has just been picking out his favourites and drawing them. Ru is interested in the Union Jack, and the Union Jack only – which is perfect for preventing any fights from breaking out!
What you need:
- A couple of sheets of white A4 card cut into rectangles
- Lollipop sticks
- A pencil, pencil crayons and pens
- A ruler
- A glue stick
- Images of flags, or use the last few pages from Maps.
The method is really simple. Once your child has copied and coloured in their chosen flag, ask them to glue a lollipop stick to one side in order to create a flag. Write the corresponding country onto the lollipop stick.
Great idea. I wish I could recognise more flags, I’d love my girls to learn about them from a young age.