American Flag Crafts and Activities

Free-Form Freedom Rap

The Free-Form Freedom Rap encourages your kids to write a rap song to celebrate Freedom. Freedom is something to sing about, so write a rhyming poem and make up your own freedom rap song.

How to Make a Free-Form Freedom Rap

What You'll Need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Wooden Blocks

Step One: Brainstorm a list of words and ideas that remind you of freedom and the Fourth of July or June 19, the day that celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation.

Step Two: Then think of words that rhyme with this list. For example, June and moon, free and honeybee, nineteen and keen.

Step Three: Write rhyming sentences that use these words, such as: "One fine June, I saw a beautiful moon. The date was June nineteen, and it sure was keen. Because now I am free, just like the honeybee!"

Step Four: When you finish your rhyme, clap out a rhythm with wooden blocks, and say it like a rap. Teach it to a friend, and make up a dance to go with it!

Teach your kids how to make a Freedom Flag to celebrate our great nation. Get directions on how to make a Freedom Flag on the next page.

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