What is Flag Day?
Flag Day celebrates the day that the United States adopted its flag, and that historic event took place on June 14th of 1777. President Woodrow Wilson officially recognized June 14 as Flag Day in 1916. Later on in 1949, National Flag Day was further established via an Act of Congress. This year, in celebration of Flag Day, learners can create their very own flags, explore their symbolic significance, and even create a unique flag to represent their identity.
Use our free flag stencil to create a model of your country’s flag, as well as flags of other countries. To take the learning further, dive into our critical thinking questions below.
Critical Thinking Questions for Flag Day
- Can you explain how symbols relate to objects and actions, and how depictions on flags can represent deeper meaning? Provide examples.
- Why do countries have flags?
- Why are flags important to countries?
- What do you think the different colors and symbols of your country’s flag represent? Research the flag’s meaning to see if you were correct in your hypothesis.
- If you were to create a flag to represent your identity, what would it look like? What colors and symbols would you include, and why? Design a flag to represent yourself and your own identity, then bring it to life with the 3Doodler pen.
Have Fun with our Flag Day Bubble Wand Webinar!
If you’re looking for a fun, educational way to celebrate Flag Day, be sure to tune into our webinar today at 1pm EST on YouTube! In the webinar, you will learn about Flag Day, engineer your very own flag-shaped bubble wand, then test it out! You can learn more about the rest of our webinar series here.
Are you Doodling a flag for Flag Day? We want to see! Be sure to share your creations with us on social media.