In today’s lesson, you will make a flag banner for the countries in Central America. The three stripes (blue, white, blue) are common in many Central American flags. For example, in the Salvadoran flag, the royal blue shade was chosen to represent the oceans and sky of Central America. The white represents unity and peace. In Guatemala’s flag, the blue stripes represent the two oceans on each side of the country, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Today, let’s bring the flags of Central America to life! Using the examples provided, create, and color your own flags. When you’re done, cut them out and string together to form your own flag banner!

Instructions:

  • Color the country flags to match the flag examples. Then, cut out each flag.
  • Decide where you will put your flag garland and cut a piece of yarn for the size that you want.
  • Cut the fold over the top area of the flag and hook it over the piece of yarn.
  • Tape the folded part to the back of the flag.
  • Add each flag to your banner string.
  • If you need more string, cut more yarn and tie a knot to tie the string together.
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