Red, White & Blue Clothespin Wreath

  • History & Social Studies
  • Motor Practice
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 1-3

Put the “US” in U.S.A. & create a patriotic clothespin wreath to decorate your classroom or front door!

  • Red, White, & You: There’s nothing better than a big class project to strengthen communication and team-building skills! Break your students into groups to paint the clothespins red, white, and blue — when they’re dry, ask each group to work together to clip the clothespins onto the paper plate in an alternating pattern.
  • Count On It: Originally the American flag’s blue square had a circle of 13 white stars to represent the first colonies! As a quick counting exercise, ask your students to count how many clothespins, craft sticks, and stars are in the wreath they’re creating together.

Wherever you choose to display the clothespin wreath, the American flag is an important symbol of Independence Day. Strengthen those fine motor skills even more by squeezing glitter glue on the clothespins or using fuzzy sticks instead of foam to create stars and fireworks