Fruit Flags for Celebrating Our Freedom


4th of July
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These healthy, yummy 4th of July snacks teach children about our freedom in Jesus. Kids (and families!) can make these fun treats for Independence Day. Plus, they can learn about America and our freedom in Jesus.

Scripture: Ephesians 1:7John 17:23

You’ll need:

  • Bible
  • graham crackers
  • whipped topping or white frosting
  • blueberries
  • strawberries sliced into log, thin strips
  • napkins or paper plates
  • plastic knives
  • small American flag

4th of July Snacks: Fruit Flags

Begin by giving each child a napkin or plate with a graham cracker on it. Then hold up the small flag.

Say: Today we’ll make our own United States flags. But these will be special. When we’re done, we get to eat the snacks! Help kids spread whipped topping or white frosting on the graham crackers.

Say: First we’ll make stripes. There are actually 13 stripes, one for each of the original colonies. You might not be able to fit 13 stripes. So just put on as many as you’d like. Let kids add strawberries for the stripes. Those 13 colonies started the United States. 

The red strawberries remind me of something else. It was also red and brought us freedom. Read Ephesians 1:7.

Next give kids the blueberries.

Say: The stars on the flag represent all the states that make up America. Next, put a few blueberry stars in the corner of your flag. Pause.


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