Toddler Activities: 4th of July Heart Flag
Toddler Activities: Patriotic Heart Flag Party Decoration
Here is a toddler activity using red, white and blue tissue to make a heart flag. Hang it, frame in a shadow box or send as a card to someone special.
1 piece of construction paper or cardstock
Red and white tissue paper
Elmer's Non-Toxic Glue)
Packing tape or Tacky Craft Glue to attach ribbon securely
Small Piece of Tape
Ribbon about 6" if you plan to hang it with a ribbon.
- Printable Heart Flag
- Cut tissue into 1.5" squares.
- Roll into balls
- Put glue on one area at a time.
- Place balls of tissue on glue without spaces. Let dry completely when done.
- Cut carefully around the heart to eliminate the black line. Mount on construction paper or cardstock.
Attach ribbon loop in back to hang heart with if you choose or frame.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
This project is best done in 2-3 days. I had the girls roll up the balls of tissue one day and glue the second.
I had my girls work together on one flag. I marked the paper R for red W for white and B for blue to make sure they put the correct color in each area.
I instructed them to glue the tissue balls closely so that there was no space in between them.
For the stars, I directed them to put one White on each star and then fill in with the blue around them. I had to put about a dozen blue pieces to help them
make the starts stand out more but they did all the rest!
Another way to complete this toddler activity, is to use the pencil eraser method. Using the eraser of a pencil, center in the square of tissue, fold up tissue around
sides of eraser, and press onto glue. This will probably be a faster technique. It will result in a puffy heart similar to this Heart Activity.
Flags for Other Countries
Numbers and Number Sense
Counting: Practicing counting how many of one color.
Represent (How many is two,three, etc?) Ask your child to give you two beads.
Quantity (More, Less, Equal): Make two piles and ask which one has more or less.
Patterns, Sorting and Classifying (Algebra and Functions)
Sorting Objects by Attribute (color, size or shape): Sorting by color in muffin tins
Simple Patterns: Laying beads out in a row in simple patterns and identifying the next bead.
In the United States Independence Day, often called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the
adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Many people celebrate Independence Day by sending off fireworks, attending parades,
having barbecues or holding picnics.
A great way to introduce an activity is to find a book about the topic.