In this activity, you will design a flag that represents what you do well and your strengths as a person.
- What are you good at doing?
- What is important to you?
- What makes you happy?
Your flag can include symbols, colors, pictures, or anything else you can find that tells the story of who you are.
Working individually, you will:
- Create a flag that represents you. (10 minutes)
- Present your flag to the class and tell them about your design. (1 minute)
- Hang the flag up in your classroom.
You will be able to use the following items to complete this activity.
- Sheet of paper
- Pens or pencils
- Crayons, colored pencils, or markers (Teachers: You are welcome to substitute any of these materials with items that you have on hand.)
Here are some questions that you can ask your students after the activity.
- Explain why you chose the colors or images that you used.
- What qualities are difficult to show on the flag?
- If you could use other materials, what would they be?
- What is something new that you learned about one of your classmates today?
- What does your flag not tell us about you?
This exercise touches on these learning concepts:
- Self Awareness – Students take the time to reflect on their values and interests.
- Presentation – Students learn to express their ideas in front of the group.
This post is also available in: Kreyòl (Haitian Creole)