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Kindergarten Summer Reading Activities: This Is America

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Welcome to This Is America! We’ll provide five days of reading and learning activities designed to engage your child in an exploration of our country and its symbols.

Reading Monday

It’s Monday, so let’s read about our nation’s flag!

Our Flag

Do you know what our flag looks like? Read all about it.

Discuss the book: What colors does our flag have? What shapes are on our flag? Name some places the flag hangs.

Media Tuesday

It’s Tuesday, so let’s watch a video!

Land of the Free

Watch the video Land of the Free to learn more about what makes our country special.

Discuss the video: Why do people come to the United States? What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do to help make things fair in our country? How is our country special?

Writing Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, so let’s write!

Find Flag Locations

Where do you see the American flag? Make a list of locations in your neighborhood and city. Write and draw about one place you see the flag. Use this sentence frame:

I see the American flag at _____.

More to Read!

For more reading about our flag, download Flags Flap.

Research Thursday

It’s Thursday, so let’s find out more about the American flag!

Explore Words About the Flag

  • Look through Our Flag or Flags Flap to find words about the flag.
  • With a partner, make a list of the words you see, and use them in sentences.

Project Friday

It’s Friday so let’s create!

Make a Flag

Create your own American flag!

  • Use paint or markers to make an American flag. Look at Our Flag or Flags Flap as a guide.
  • Count the stars. What patterns do you see on the flag?

Talk about what you learned about America this week with your friends and family!

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