Printable flags for children offer parents and educators a simple yet effective way to teach kids about the history of their own national flag, as well as flags belonging to other countries.
Flags, with their colors and shapes, are great learning tools for many different types of activities. You can print out these flags and have children sort them based on their colors or shapes, or you can teach children about several different regions of the world using national flags and a globe or world map. To print a full-colored version of a country's flag, click on the 'full color flag' text. To print a black and white version for coloring, print on the 'coloring flag' text.
If you need help downloading the printable flags, check out these helpful tips.
Click on the image or "full color" caption to get a printable color version of the flag. Click on the "coloring flag" caption to get a printable black and white outline of the flag, suitable for coloring.
Additional Printable Flags for Children
Looking for a flag not included above? From America's state flags to national flags of countries not included here, the following resources provide many additional flag printables for children.
Individual State Flags
Enchanted Learning: For state flags, alongside information about the state and the story behind the flag's imagery, Enchanted Learning offers a wealth of information. Visitors can access, and print, all of the educational materials on the site for free; however, a $20/year subscription provides advertisement-free navigation of the site, as well as print-friendly pagination. This members-only version of the site creates higher-quality printables for coloring flags, gathering information, and showing the flag in its actual colors.
Additional World Flags
Coloring Castle: This is another easy-to-use site with several blank flag PDF templates for you to print at no charge. Kids can then color the flag by either guessing its colors or copying the flag from the color key that is provided alongside the coloring flags.
Flags of the World
Once you introduce flags to your kids, you will pique their curiosity about cultures outside their own. Flags can help you teach children about the global community and bring unknown worlds into their homes and classrooms. Each flag presents teachable moments that can range from geographic placement of the country to the historical significance of the country for Americans, for another country or region, or for the world. Let your kids choose which countries they want to learn about, and the flag will become a gateway to a world of knowledge, culture, and experience.