Symbols are used everywhere in our world. As adults, it’s easy to forget that even though our babies can’t read, they can certainly recognize patterns and understand our words of explanation.
To help familiarize our children with a symbol sure to be increasingly present in their world this summer, we’ve created a short printable book that you can share with your preschoolers about the parts of the United States flag. A two-minute read like this is a fast and easy way to help your child make sense of their environment—a core family leadership principle.
When we make homemade books like this, I like to put them in plastic sleeves in binders for durability. As I find new resources over time associated with the topic, I print them out and add them to the binder.
While this particular book is only about the parts of the American flag, you can absolutely add your own messages of freedom, patriotism, and gratitude for those who have sacrificed their lives. Be sure to include some thoughts about the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. PBS also has a very helpful rundown of the history of the US flag for your own extended learning.
Enjoy the extra time together this weekend. Don’t forget to honor the fallen heroes of our county.
Parts of the United States Flag
Help your curious learner understand the parts and pieces of this important symbol
Somer is the Chief Content Officer at Raising Families living in Southern California with her husband and five-year-old son. She spent 10 years in the architecture field as a designer and medical planner and now applies her love of integrative thinking and big-picture planning to her family and career. Read full bio >>