Blue Sky White Stars


  • Read the title on the cover of the book. Name and point to each picture.
  • Read the book to your child and describe what you see on each page.

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Activity Icon Before Reading, During Reading, After Reading

Before Reading, During Reading, After Reading


Before Reading Ask

  • Describe the front cover?
  • What do you think this book is about?
  • What do you think they are looking at?

During Reading Ask

  • Where are the stars?
  • Do the red rows and red trees relate to one another?
  • What do you think to sew together one nation means?

After Reading Ask

  • What are the different features of the flag?
  • Do you think this book reflects unity?
  • How did you like the story?
  • What do you think about when you see the American flag?
Activity Icon Let's Talk About Feelings

Let's Talk About Feelings


Materials Needed:

  • Markers
  • Poster
  • Emotion Stickers

Identify the Feelings:

After the story is finished, discuss different feelings about different things the book compares such as: The colors of the flag to the history of the nation, The similarities and differences of the land, its people, and its past and its future.

On a separate poster list those actions or feelings. Use emotion stickers to identify the feeling(s) on the poster.

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Activity Icon Let's Craft Together

Let's Craft Together


Stars and Stripes Craft

Materials Needed:

  • Construction Paper (White and Blue)
  • Red Paint
  • White Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. Paint red lines on the white construction paper about an inch apart.
  2. Cut a 4 by 4 square out of the blue construction paper and glue it on the left top corner of the white construction paper.
  3. Paint white stars on the blue construction paper.
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Activity Icon Let's Bake Together

Let's Bake Together


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American Flag Snack

Ingredients:

  • Graham Crackers
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • White Cake Icing

Recipe:

  1. Cover the graham cracker with white cake icing.
  2. Place the blueberries in the top left corner of the graham cracker.
  3. Place the strawberries on the graham cracker making two rows.