American Flag Index Card Activity


If you’re looking for a simple, educational activity that incorporates a mini-lesson on American history…then look no further.

You will need: index cards, star stickers, markers, glue, and wooden craft sticks.

1.  Review basic facts about the American flag…Betsy Ross made the first American flag.  The 50 stars stand for America’s 50 states, while the 13 red and white stripes represent the 13 colonies (7 red and 6 white stripes).   Nicknames for the American flag include “Stars and Stripes,” “Old Glory,” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

2.  Color the upper left-hand corner of the index card blue (or cut a small blue rectangle and glue to same corner).

3.  Place star stickers on the blue section.

4.  Using red marker, draw horizontal red stripes while leaving space for white stripes (or glue down red strips of paper).

5.  Glue a wooden craft stick on the back of the index card.

6.  Allow to dry.

7.  Proudly wave your American flag at your local 4th of July parade.


Some of our top picks for 4th of July children’s books include:

The Night Before 4th of July

Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags: The Story of the Fourth of July Symbols

The Story of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

The Declaration of Independence

Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Independence Day: With Parades, Picnics, and Fireworks


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6 thoughts on “American Flag Index Card Activity

  1. These are so cute!! It would be fun to incorporate them in a homeschool unit study. Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty I hope you will join us again this week!!

  2. What a fun craft for the kids. And I love the list of books you added too!

    Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags party, I’ve pinned your post to our group board. Hope you come back this Monday to link up too!

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