This blog is about art with an archangel as well as art for an archangel, my son Gabriel. Most, if not all of the arts & crafts I will blog about are in essence for my son. Crafting & art at an early age not only stimulates creativity but also teaches a child how to use many of his fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are movements that use the small muscles of the fingers, toes, wrists, lips, & tongue. These are extremely important in his development.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Happy Flag Day!
It's FlagDay, June 14th! Celebrate by finger painting a flag. I love this one Gabriel made! It looks very Folk- artish! And while crafting, teach about the origin of Flag day:
June 14, 1877 -
The flag of the United States was flown in every government building
marking the centennial of the adoption of a national flag.
August 1949 - June 14 was
officially declared Flag Day by President Harry S. Truman. Since then
Flag Day is observed yearly and it is a time when Americans display the
flag in front of their homes, outside office buildings, government
agencies and other establishments.
American Samoa observes Flag Day on
April 17 (I left this in for Gabriel! April 17th is his birthday!!!).