Since children are so enamored by anything 3-D, here’s a 3-D patriotic star you can help them make as a Flag Day craft. Flag Day is celebrated Friday, June 14th and can be part of your lesson on the Sunday preceding or following. Used with Romans 13, it makes a great lesson in why it’s important to obey all your countries laws!
– blue construction paper
– red construction paper
– star template (many can be found online)
– while or gold stick-on stars
Cut a star template. If you need to save time in class, trace the template onto red and blue paper for each student before the start of class.
Flag Day is celebrated every June 14th to remember the day the Stars and Stripes was officially adopted by the National Flag Day Foundation. The Bible doesn’t talk much about Patriotism. Why not?? Because the Jews and Christians, whom our Bible is primarily about, were often persecuted for their faith, which put them at odds with their governments.
Thank God we live in a country where we are free to worship in the open and we can love our government. The Bible does offer us this advice from Romans 13:1-4: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”
Jesus told His disciples, “If you love me, obey my commands.” In the same way, if you love your country, obey its laws!
Let’s make a 3-D star today and remember: IN GOD WE TRUST, to help us keep the law, be at peace, and prosper.
– Cut out the blue and red stars
– Decorate them with the gold or white stick-on stars.
– Save room to write on one: IN GOD WE TRUST.
– Cut a slit between the two “legs” of the blue star, up to the center point.
– Cut a slit in from the top point of the red star down to the center.
– Slip the stars together by the two slits, and you will have your 3-D star.
– Especially if your stars are larger, you may want to reinforce the slits with scotch tape.
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