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Craft for Kids | by Nita Gilliatt

American flag craft

"I made this craft for our Sunday School class of 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders. The flag pictured above was created by a 4th grade boy in our kids' church." ~ Nita Gilliatt

What you do: Take a sheet of white paper and draw an American flag shape. I made mine 9-3/4" wide x 6-3/4" high with the lines approximately 1" wide. The box for stars is 4-¼" wide x 3-½" deep. I copied it then on white cardstock for each child.

Child colors the stripes (make sure they start at top with red and end on bottom with red) and color the box background blue. I bought stars in different shapes and colors (I could not find white) but none bigger than 1". Choose a memory verse to reinforce lesson, making sure chapter and verse are on it, and make one copy for each child. Let them cut out individual words, place a star in blue box and glue words of verse in order on each star. You can get at least 5 stars/words per line inside the box. Go over verse until all can say it together. We used a lesson about God being faithful and the verse: "For the Lord is good, and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations" Psalm 100:5. 

(Alternate verses: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD . . . " Psalm 33:12; or “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” Psalm 46:10.)

Have children 1) glue the flag onto red or blue construction paper, 2) add magnet to back, or 3) glue yarn to the back and hang in the bedroom or on a doorknob.

Optional: We also used this same craft for pre-K kids. They put stars at random in blue box, glued memory verse on bottom right side of flag, instead of cutting into individual words, and learned only the first phrase of the verse.

Copyright 2001 Nita Gilliatt 

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