Have you heard of Veterans Day? Veterans Day is a national holiday on November 11 to commemorate the end of fighting in World War I and honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Veterans Day was first celebrated in 1919, but back then it was called Armistice Day. The first celebrations included parades, public gatherings, and closing businesses for the day.
The armed forces include the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard. Do you know anybody who served or currently serves in one of those organizations?
Many people put up flags to celebrate Veterans Day. Today we’ll teach you how to make your own miniature flagpole and flag at home! This STEM project has a focus on engineering, and we’ll talk about pulleys as we go. Head over to our website for the list of materials and the instructional video that will walk you step-by-step through the process. In the instructional video, we made Winkle flags, but you can draw any flag you’d like. To celebrate Veterans Day, you can draw the American flag.
If you have all the supplies at home, great! The Winkle also has a Flagpole Party of Four box available, so you can get four sets of the supplies sent right to your front door! This would be a great activity for a play date, a party, or siblings.
We’d love to see your flags! Send us a picture of your finished project on Facebook or Instagram (@thewinklecrate) for a chance to be featured on our page. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you never miss out.
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