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Pride Flag Colorful Craft

The rainbow-striped Pride flag is widely known as a vibrant symbol of diversity, love, and acceptance. But did you know each color of the Pride flag has a meaning? Discuss the meaning of each color with your child (check out suggested talking tips below) as they craft their own beautiful flag!

Red: life

Orange: healing

Yellow: sunlight

Green: nature

Blue: serenity

Purple: spirit

What They’ll Learn






What You'll Need

  • A blank piece of white paper
  • Markers, crayons, or colored pencils (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • Optional: a ruler to draw out six even sections for the flag

How to Create

  1. Divide the flag into six stripes for your child by drawing five evenly-spaced horizontal lines across the paper.
  2. Have your child color in each section with red on top, followed by orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
  3. Talk about what each color represents as they color. See parent tips below.
  4. Find a place to display your flag. Hang it in a room, window, or on your front door – or attach a popsicle stick so they can wave it around!

Parent Talking Tips

  • Talk about the meaning of each color of the Pride flag with this discussion starters:​
    • Red represents life and the freedom to be yourself! What’s something that makes you one of a kind?
    • Orange stands for healing. What makes you feel better when you’re sad or hurt? How do you help others feel better?
    • Yellow is for sunlight. What’s your favorite activity on a sunny day?
    • Green is for nature and a reminder to appreciate the world around us. Where do you see green in nature?
    • Blue is serenity. What do you do that helps you feel calm and peaceful?
    • Purple represents spirit, which is a type of energy or something that you stand for. What is your favorite color? Why?
  • What does it mean to have pride?​
  • Have you ever helped someone feel included? How did that make them feel? How did it make you feel?​​

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