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Flag Day

Flag Day

Flag day is celebrated on June 14th because that was the day that Congress passed a resolution that our American flag would be the official flag. The original American flag had 13 stars and 13 stripes, representing the 13 colonies. Later as more colonies and more colonies were added, so were stars and stripes. When there were 20 stars on the flag, it was decided that the stripes would be reduced to 13, representing the 13 original colonies during George Washington’s time. The flag that we see today was adopted July 4th, 1960, after the addition of Hawaii to the United States.

A woman named Betsy Ross is said to be the seamstress that sewed the American flag. She also made a change to the flag. The original design was a star with 6 points. Besty changed the stars to a 5 point. Show your kids this video about flag day and talk about the importance of Flag day!

See these fun flag day activities and desserts!

 

June 14, 2017

Flag Day in the United States

DLTK’s Flag Day section includes printable templates for children’s American Flag Day crafts, coloring, tracer pages and other activities for preschool, kindergarten and grade school kids.

See activities and desserts!

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Flag Day

Flag Day

November 8, 2016

Kids.gov

Lots of people dream of becoming President of the United States. But to officially run for office, a person needs to meet three basic requirements established by the U.S. Constitution (Article 2, Section 1).

A Presidential candidate must be:

  • A natural born citizen (U.S. citizen from birth)
  • At least 35 years old and
  • A U.S. resident (permanently lives in the U.S.) for at least 14 years