Anyone else been enjoying watching the Oympics? My kiddos have been pretty excited, especially for gymnastics—other than when the athletes fall. They are so sweet, worrying that the gymnasts might be hurt.
My son, age 5, has an avid interest in the flags of the world, and the Olypics showcases nearly all of them. So I have a fun/easy/educational and most importantly INDOOR flag and world culture activity for those of you following the Rio games with your little people, complete with an Amazon shopping list, so you don’t have to venture out at all in this heat. Some of you scrap bookers and secret or not-so-secret paper hoarders may already have many of the items needed for the craft!
First, we did a flag coloring book activity to get an idea of what some different flags looked like. Then I asked if they wanted to make some flags.
Using card stock or any colored paper, I cut out some basic geometric shapes ahead of time like squares, rectangles and circles. The kids demanded to use the star punches, so that task was easily accomplished with some sneaky hand strengthening as a bonus. We assembled the Brazilian flag and a few free form designs as well. Taking a page out of the Montessori school’s book, using the Flags of the World Book, we read about the country’s flag that we had made. Kiddos can get creative and design their own flag too!
Pretty simple, fun, only a little messy and we all stayed cool.