Flags

While flags originated to coordinate troop movements in ancient battles, they have grown to represent local and national governments, corporations, sports teams, and more. They're still used for signaling on boats when other means (i.e. radio) are unavailable.

The flag to signal that the vessel has stopped moving through the water.

The flag to signal that the vessel has stopped moving through the water.

Flags, especially those of nations, are typically rectangular. One notable exception is the flag of Nepal, seen below.

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Activity

Congratulations, your child is now the leader of a new sovereign nation (yes, you can brag about this to your friends). First order of business? Let's make a flag! Grab some paper and colored pencils (or fabric and markers/paint if you want to fancy). Let your child's creativity run wild (it's good to be the king). What shape will the flag be? Square? Rectangle? A 3-D creation? Will the flag have simple shapes and colors or be creative like small island nation of Kiribati? However it turns out, your child can proudly display the flag in their room.

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