Flag – Personal Flags (Weekly Unplugged Project)

By , November 2, 2008 10:02 pm

The theme for this week’s Unplugged Project was flag. I had a few ideas of my own, but left this one totally up to the kids.

They chose to make their own personal flags.

My 8 year-old daughter made a flag that represented herself (and hung it on her bedroom door).  Each item and color represented something, just like in a real flag. My favorite were the glasses (yellow – middle of right hand side) which apparently is the symbol for herself. She has had glasses since age 1 so I guess they are very much a part of who she is:

My 6 year-old son drew a picture of a country that he invented, and made a flag to go with it. The country is called “Cat World.” Considering the name, I’m not sure why there are no cats on the flag or the picture!:

They drew and used construction paper to create their flags. You could get fancier and cut pictures out of magazines, or do “mixed media” flags if you want.

We kept it simple this week though, and spent the rest of our afternoon flying a kite in the fall wind and playing Triominos.


Did you do a flag project this week?  If so, then please link to your project (specific project post please, rather than blog in general) in Mr. Linky below.  If not, then read more about the Unplugged Project and consider joining in next week!


Next week’s Unplugged Project theme will be:


Have fun!


10 Responses to “Flag – Personal Flags (Weekly Unplugged Project)”

  1. I liked how you let your kids pick what they were going to do for the theme (something I need to do more of). They came up with a great idea :)

    The Sugar Fairys last blog post..Unplug Your Kids – Flag Challenge (#3)

  2. […] know that out of the box thinking was encouraged for this week’s Flag challenge but all we got around to doing was starting to learn the national anthems (for Canada and […]

  3. Great flags, I especially like the glasses.

    Julie K in Taiwans last blog post..National Anthems

  4. The only problem we had with this week’s challenge was that it was windy, so our flag kept wanting to flap in the breeze even before it was finished. Blaze and I both ended up covered in red, white, and blue paint.

  5. Heather says:

    Your kids did a great job. I love that they took the lead on it.

    Heathers last blog post..Unplug your Kids….Flags

  6. kristen says:

    We made cookies!

  7. Angie in GA says:

    Great Blog!! Just recently found out about it!! I am very excited about checking out what each week’s project is. Thanks for doing this! Be Blessed–Angie in GA

  8. Stephanie says:

    So, I know you love kids and I was hoping you wouldn’t mind helping out with my quilt giveaway for Baby Mia. It’s our family project this week. The kids remember little baby Mia who needs a new heart in every meal time prayer, it’s really sweet. Anyhow, I’m having a giveaway on my blog, to check out the details and how you can help go to:


    Thanks so much. :)

    Stephanies last blog post..Quilt Giveaway to Help Baby Mia

  9. Alicia says:

    I love their flags! We didn’t get to the project we were planning to do officially (making a family flag) but a friend sent us a giant Scottish flag so the kids have been playing with that and picking a good place to display it. They always want to take part and we were playing with friends out of state this week so it was neat that a flag ended up dropping into our laps after all. :)

    Alicias last blog post..Accidentally Unplugged? Flag

  10. Jenny says:

    Love the glasses on your daughter’s flag- that reminds me of something I would have done at her age. And I would love to know what made your son name his flag “Cat World” despite the lack of cats! I just noticed you have 766 readers via Feedburner- that is truly awesome!

    Jennys last blog post..At Last…Books!

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