Tuesday’s Treat – Fun, Frugal, Patriotic Windsock Craft!

Each week Mom On Dealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! She sent us this one for Memorial Day…but I didn’t get it up in time so I saved it for July 4th! It’s an appropriate craft for either holiday.
Thanks to Enchanted Learning for this idea. Educational modifications are at the bottom.

Oatmeal container
red and white streamers or strips of construction paper
blue and white construction paper

1. Cover the oatmeal container with blue paper. Cut stars out of the white construction paper and glue all over the blue.
2. Cut strips of red and white paper or use streamers and attach to the end of the container.
3. Hole punch 4 holes at opposite end of container and tie string going through the holes.
4. Wave your wind sock proudly!

Educational adaptations:
Social Studies/History:
1. Discuss the meaning behind Independence Day. Have your child illustrate your discussion.
2. Look up the meaning of the stars and stripes on the flag and how it changed over the years.
3. Research any heroes you may have locally.

Language Arts
1. Have your child make a thank you card for veterans at a local veteran’s hospital.
2. Have your child record the steps to making the wind sock.
3. Have your child write what freedom means to them.
4. Write the words FREEDOM or INDEPENDENCE at the top of a sheet of paper and see how many words your child can create using the letters in the words.

When using the wind sock, have your child record what direction the wind is blowing. Label a sheet of paper with N for North, S for South, W for West, and E for East to aid in directional understanding.