What is more interesting for children than seeing something colourful such as flags that also have a fascinating story hidden in their symbols?
Flags of the world can be used in educative and exciting ways for learning facts about other countries.
Whether the interest area is science, sports, education or art, each country had a contribution in helping the human kind evolve. And countries have as the most important symbol the national flags.
Let’s take for instance travelling. The majority of people have travelled abroad. And when being in a foreign country the first difference that can be noticed is the national flag. So why not having before going on a trip or business travel some flags of the world printed out and learn together with the family or friends facts about the country’s history and particularities? Besides holidays and travelling, the printable flags can be used as excellent tools for student reports or other special events.
It is well known that the visual memory can be very helpful in learning both for adults and children. Having flags of different countries printed out can be a healthy exercise for strengthening the memory and the general knowledge.
There can be built up puzzles, quizzes, stickers, or colouring pages by using printable flags and the wish for learning about other cultures is stimulated too. It’s said that the treasure of the human kind is not gold, money or technology, it is the experience gained over years written on the pages of history books. It is the moment when countries realize that diversity can be the strongest weapon for uniting people, it is the moment when the flags of the world are respected by every country and people have the will and interest to learn things about their significance.
Younger generations can learn that easily when modern methods are applied. Having some flags printed out for the science, arts class or an afternoon spent at home with the kid doesn’t cost anything besides few minutes, paper and ink.
And the results of this minor act can be stunning. Students will gain interest for other cultures, will be eager to learn other life styles and will make probably the world a better place in the future because they learn to be tolerant and respectful to other nations.
There can be found a large variety of free printable flags of the world on the Internet. All you need to do is to get excited about this idea and start using the printable flags in creative ways! Organize small competitions with your class or your family and try to guess as many flags of countries as possible. And for some extra difficulty you can even try to remember the ‘secrets of the flags’ which are hidden in the colours or stars.
Free printable flags of the world are fun to use especially for group activities and promote international freedom, respect for other countries and have a treasure of information hidden in their symbols.