Make a "Happy and Healthy" Flag

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Boy holding American flagDo you know what a flag is? A flag is a kind of picture. A flag tells a story about something.

Some flags are squares. Some flags are rectangles. Some flags are triangles. Most flags are made out of cloth or paper. Many flags are on sticks, and you can wave them.

Do you know what the United States flag looks like? It has white stripes and red stripes. It has white stars in a blue rectangle. The flag tells a story about how the United States became a country long ago.

You can make a flag. You can make a flag that tells a story about you. Your flag can tell a story about how you like to be healthy. Put pictures on your flag of things that are good for you and make you happy.

Your flag can have pictures of:

  • Foods you like to eat that are good for you
  • Ways you like to move every day
  • Things you like to rest with

Being healthy can make you happy. Being healthy helps your body grow, too.

What can you do with your flag? You can have a parade! March and wave your flag! Wave your flag to show that you are happy to be healthy. You can hang your flag in your room to remind you that being healthy makes you happy.

What You Need to Make a Flag

  • 1/2 sheet of paper
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • 2 drinking straws
  • Tape

How to Make a Flag

Ask for paper to draw on. The paper is going to be your flag. You are going to draw 3 pictures on your flag.

Draw a picture about moving your body on your flag. Moving is healthy. Moving makes your body strong. How do you have fun when you move? Do you like to skip? Do you like to dance? What things do you like to play with when you move? Here are some things you might draw:

  • A bike
  • A ball
  • Music or dance shoes
  • You walking your dog
  • A swimming pool

Draw a picture about eating healthy foods on your flag. Eating healthy foods gives you energy to play. Eating healthy foods helps keeps germs away so you don't get sick. What healthy foods do you like to eat? You might draw:

  • An apple
  • Grapes
  • Corn
  • Chicken
  • Milk
  • Wheat bread
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