Nautical Flag Activity
Sailors use flags to talk to each other. Each flag stands
for a letter or a word.
Sometimes the flag tells whose ship it is. For
instance there is a special flag for the admiral's ship.
Spell your name using nautical flags.
1. Print the
flag name grid. Be sure the printer is set to horizontal page
2. Go to either of these web sites and
get the flag key. You could print it or copy it to your hard drive
and display it via an overhead projector or LCD. The Alphabet in Nautical
3. Get one marker or crayon for each
color in the key.
4. Write one letter for each letter of
your name on the lines provided under each grid. Put one letter under
5. Color the grids to match the flag
for each letter.
Other ideas for flag activities:
1. Make a bulletin board - Your
Name in Flags across the top. Display the students' flag names work.
2. Make your own class flag using the
traditonal colors and geometric shapes of the nautical flags.
3. Post a message using the flags with
the key and encourage the students to decode it.
4. What do the flags spell in Comet's
Nine Lives? What do you think happen?
5. What common nautical flag can you
6. What is the flag for a scuba diver
in the water?
Why would it be important to look out
for that flag if you are in a boat?
Comet's Nine Lives
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