For this craft, I gave each girl a 26" square of vinyl with flannel backing. I found some fun patriotic vinyl at Jo-Anns crafts. The girls folded their square around a few sections of newspaper, and sealed it up with patriotic duct tape! I explained that they could take it and sit on it at the park or in the grass, and their bottoms would stay dry! Most of the girls were confused at first, but thought it was nice once we completed it-- and sat on it right away!
After snack, I had thought about trying to play Capture the Flag, but the weather was chilly since it is February. It had snowed that morning, so I decided not to play outside. I brought a flag and we recited the pledge of Allegiance. We talked about what the words in the pledge mean (i.e., allegiance, indivisible, liberty, justice) after the recitation. I also read about page out of Welcome to Molly's World about D-Day and the army making floating bridges like they did in the Molly book.
We have only one more week of Molly left before we start to discuss JULIE!
When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place Mahanaim.