Betsy Ross book for kids

July 1, 2013

Juliet checked out this book, Betsy Ross and the American Flag , from our library a few weeks ago and has since been obsessed with Betsy Ross. I think she's reread the story dozens of times by now.

We went back to the library and found a few more from this series--have you seen it yet? It's called graphic library and there is a history set and a biography set (from what I've seen.) Our library has quite a few and they are really well done. The illustrations are colorful and engaging and their is just enough text for an early reader to deal with.

After reading the book several times, Juliet asked if we could sew a flag--just like betsy. Reluctantly, I agreed to give it a shot. I am not the best seamstress, but why not give it a try? :) 

So, we found some fabric and went to work cutting out stripes. Let's just say that 13 doesn't sound like a lot of stripes until you have to cut them all out and then sew them together. Then it seems like a HUGE amount!

Juliet did some of the sewing on the machine until it started acting up and the thread kept snapping off every 5 seconds. She is getting the task of sewing the stars on--since that is a hand-sewing job and she can handle that a little better than the machine at this point. 

She's making the original flag--with thirteen stars in a circle--so, hopefully, we can get it done by the fourth. She wants to wave it in the parade. 

Have you read any of the books in this series? I think they are really wonderful and am looking forward to more of them in our future! (Hopefully, no more flag-making, though...) 

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