We needed something fun to take to a preschool storytime about the United States. Since a lot of our patriotic felt boards are for July 4th, I made up a new folder story.
Grand Old Flag
In the city of Springfield there was a school and at that school there were many children. The children had a plain white flag, but they wanted a flag to show how special their school was. They thought of what the flag should look like and they told the teacher their ideas.
We love to play outside in the warm sunshine, so our flag should be made of circles. (pull out white sheet) They looked at the flag, but something was missing.
We love to fly kites in the wind, so our flag should be covered in diamonds. (pull out circles) They looked at the flag, but something was missing.
We love to read books with stories so our flag should be covered in squares. (pull out diamonds) They looked at the flag, but something was missing.
We love to love to get hugs and kisses from our family so our flag should be covered in hearts. (pull out squares) They looked at the flag, but something was missing.
The teacher thought and then decided; “Because we all live in the United states our flag should have stars and stripes. And our flag should be red, white and blue.” (pull out hearts) It was a grand, grand flag. And nothing was missing because it was perfect.