Today the OT and I did a Memorial Day craft with our intellectually disabled students. We made flags! This activity helped target colors, concepts (big & little and top, bottom, & middle), patterns, shapes (star, square, rectangle), nouns (flag, paper, glue), and verbs (squeeze, glue, touch, pick up, put on).
I used sheets of white construction paper then pre-cut strips of red paper into long and short pieces. I also cut a blue square and used the Ellison press to cut a star. **I would have used a bunch of little stars, but our Ellison press only had a big star.
|gluing the big rectangles|
Next, we added two big rectangles to the bottom of the flag. Lots of great language!
The next step was to add the blue square to the top left (which was blank at this point). Everything fit perfectly together! Last, we added one big star to the middle of the blue square.
Voila! There we have our flags!
Hope those of you who are not yet out of school can use this activity. Being in an area with a large military population, I know parents will appreciate this Memorial Day activity!