On the 19 November we celebrate the Brazilian Flag´s Day, a date that was created in 1889.
The flag, designed by Décio Vilares after an idea of Raimundo Teixeira Mendes and Miguel Lemos, is formed by three geometric figures that can easily be drawn by children: rectangle, diamond and circle. The colours represent the resources of the country: the green symbolizes the forests; the yellow, the gold; the blue, the sky; and the white represents the peace and the union of the people. The 27 stars represent the 26 Brazilian states plus the Federal District (Brasília).
This date is a good opportunity for an activity the children will find fun and interactive: draw, cut and paste the parts that form the Brazilian flag. Or how about motivating the children to create a sandwich that can reproduce the design of the flag? Or perhaps arrange some typical Brazilian ingredients in a plate to form its design? Here you have our suggestion.