22 Ways To Celebrate Flag Day With All The FamilyAs a pre-cursor to the 4th of July, Flag Day is just as patriotic for those looking to celebrate everything red, white, and blue. Head to the store and stock up on what you’ll need to start the Flag Day party! Kids, grandparents, and the whole family will want to take part in this fun! Here are 22 ways to celebrate Flag Day with the whole family.
Why do we have a Flag Day?
On June 14th, America honors a whole day for one of its most prized possessions—the flag! During the Revolutionary War, the design was conceived as a symbol of America's independence. Although it has changed many times, the Stripes and Stars are reminiscent of the country’s 50 states and 13 former colonies. Flag Day has been observed since the end of the Revolutionary war, yet it wasn’t until 1949 that President Truman signed it into law.
How do you celebrate Flag Day?
While many Americans will commemorate Flag Day by saying the Pledge of Allegiance, patriotism can be shown in all kinds of ways. But just in case you forgot:
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation
under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
How about red, white, and blue cupcakes for the whole class? Or a beautiful, layered mix of blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream to show off your patriotism? The great thing is everyone can get involved!
This isn’t just for the young-hearted, folks! Start off with a simple flag on your cheek, or for the more daring, paint your whole face with the Stars and Stripes motif!
Flag Day is a lovely time to pull out your crafts skills! You can imagine all kinds of creations using pom-poms, popsicle sticks, streamers, etc.! Decorate your front door with a DIY wreath and no one will doubt your spirit!
As the summer gets warmer, heat up the grill and move the party outside. All you need is some insect repellent and your favorite people to really make Flag Day special!
Learn the Pledge of Allegiance
Not trying to embarrass anyone here, but today’s a good day to revisit it one more time, don’t you think?
Make some noise
While some of you may already be ready for fireworks, others may choose to hold back. In any case, turn on your summer tunes and sing the night away! This even includes “Proud to be an American.”
This can get very creative. Whether you’re thinking of a cherry mojito or Jell-O shots, red and blue are fun colors to drink!
Do you know a bunch of random American history facts? No? Here’s the perfect excuse to brush up on everything American!
Your town or city is bound to host an event, so check online for local information.
Let’s be real, Flag Day is on a Thursday. Instead of bothering the neighbors with noisy fireworks, why not keep it quiet until the 4th?
Mark a grave
Even if it isn’t Memorial Day, it’s always spirited to place a flag on a veteran’s grave to remember the time they served.
Not only for kids, coloring books have been proven to have a relaxing effect for adults. Color a flag today and de-stress at the same time!
Keep it simple or take on the 1,000 piece challenge! Just make sure it’s patriotic.
You can pick up glow sticks almost anywhere, and since it’s summertime, the stores will definitely have reds and blues!
Visit a museum
You might learn something you didn’t know and it’s a perfect activity to revisit the country’s heritage.
Explain it to a child
Even though most schools will be celebrating, remind a child why Flag Day is significant!
Put mini flags in your yard
Your neighbors will envy your patriotism!
On the mailbox or just for the fun of blowing them up, red, white, and blue balloons add to the festivities!
Let’s admit it; decorating a table on any holiday is enjoyable. So, why not keep with the theme and buy a table cloth adorned with the flag?
Treat others with respect
Even though today is mainly about red, white, and blue, America is made up of a lot of colors and people, so appreciate its melting pot of diversity by respecting everyone.
Buy someone flowers
A red, white, and blue bouquet! What better way to make someone smile and pass on the patriotism?