World Flags Banner for The Olympics

flags of the world banner for olympics

A special event like the Summer Olympics is a great way to get children interested in other subjects like geography. This is a fun way to decorate a classroom or house during the Olympics too! Chose your favorite countries for this world flag banner and cheer them on as they go for gold.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need color pictures of flags in an atlas or online, some markers, white paper, double stick tape or glue and a long piece of ribbon.
  2. Show your child a number of different flags and have them choose which they want to recreate. I would urge them to choose countries other than their own to do since this is a chance to learn about something new.
  3. Fold the paper , one side will be for the flag , the other to write the name of the country on the back.
  4. Color your flag.
  5. Write the name of the country on the back.
  6. Make multiple flags.
  7. Using double stick tape put one piece at the top by the fold in the paper , and one at the bottom, place your ribbon on top of the tape near the fold. Press down to seal both sides. Repeat this for each flag.
  8. Hang up and show off the worldly masterpiece!

 

Book!


” Swifter, Higher, Stronger: A Photographic History of The Summer Olympics” by Sue Macy

On my quest for some Olympic picture books at my local library I didn’t find any, but I did find this. A fantastic book for older school age children. There is a lot of text but there is also plenty of pictures with short blurbs that will appeal to younger kids. Do not expect preschoolers to sit for this, but you may enjoy reading it, I found it very interesting and the collection of photos was great!

Comments

  1. Julie says

    you’ve probably already won a million bloggy awards – but I just nominated you for another on my blog. No pressure, though, to mention it on your site. Mostly, I wanted others to know about you.

  2. Allison says

    Thank you so much!! I don’t know which 7 I would choose!

    I will happily add your blog to my blog roll if you would like! I love the banner picture, so sweet and goofy!

  3. Michie says

    I teach special education and we are planning an around the world theme for this year. This would make a cute addition to the classroom. Thanks for the idea!

  4. Kristen says

    Thanks, such a wonderful activity. But we did ours a lil’ different, instead we used flags of the different nationalities that both the parents have. Its a wonderful way for our son to see and understand the different flags/nationalities

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