Family Flag

by Jesse Florea

Families throughout history have created crests, also called family flags. These banners show what your family stands for. Make your own special flag today.

Gather

markers or fabric pens
white fabric
wooden dowel
glue

Go

1. Talk about activities, character traits or objects that describe your family.
2. Decide how you want to decorate your flag. Do you want to draw a tree, a cross or a horse? Use colors and stripes to stand for important characteristics:
Green = Hope
Blue = Truth
White = Purity or Peace
Gold = Generosity
You can use a star to represent each person in your family. Maybe have triangles stand for your pets. Be creative.
3. Attach your flag to a wooden dowel and hang in your home. Then your family can see it and remember to stand strong together.

    This feature first appeared in the June 2008 issue of Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Photo © Focus on the Family.