We were studying the Civil War in history this week, and the flags of the opposing sides when Canaan suddenly realized that we had omitted a routine from last year.
We hadn't been started our day with the Pledge of Allegiance. I informed him that our flag from the last house had been retired - it was old and torn, and no longer in service.
He decided to remedy the situation by making a flag for us to use this year.
Here he is, working away on a different school project, but it is the same day, so I thought these pictures fit.
Finally, all finished!
Canaan went out in the backyard and picked out a stick, so our flag could have a "flag pole". He proudly picked off any rough edges, (he actually tried to hammer them off of the first one, which didn't turn out so well - life application lesson, right?)
He then proudly waved it up and down, and all around,
...until Zion stuck a parrot between his toes,
which caused some serious roll-on-the-floor laughter.
Zion was playing camera shy,
but Canaan was a little ham for me.
History, Art, and Life Application - plus a lot of fun.
All from studying the Civil War.
Plus he got to see Mommy cry (The Gettysburg Address gets me every time!)
I love being a homeschool family.