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Super Kids Jr. Academy Shows Their Patriotic Spirit

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Patriotism isn't just for adults, that's what the directors of Bismarck childcare facilities say. Since President Obama is visiting North Dakota today and Flag Day is tomorrow, children were told about the importance of being an American and it's important to be proud.

I spoke to kids from preschool up to rising fifth graders and they all said it's important to be proud of America, because it's nice here.

At Super Kids Jr. Academy everyone was encouraged to dress up in their stars, stripes, red, white and blue. The teachers say they did a great job and this morning everyone was ready to show off their patriotic fashion sense.

"I like living in America. I like dressing up different everyday. It's sort of representing who you are too," says Tymmarie Grom,

"It is very important for children of this age to know what the flag actually means and should mean to them," says Tammy Anderson the director and owner of Super Kids Jr. Academy.

Along with fashion, some classes had little art projects. But did they know what the meaning behind the flag?

"It represents the freedom of the United States of America. With out the civil war and all the different wars we would not be-like- what we are today," says Evan Anderson.

Down the road at the Open Door Community Center, dress wasn't as important as creativity. All the kids were encouraged to make their own flags. They said there was a special reason why they were making them.

"Becasue like- I think- the presidents coming today," says Keeley Kainoa.

When asked about specifics of the flags color identification was very important.

"White and red," says Sara Routledge.

"And blue and white. There are stars in there," says Kainoa.

Directors at both centers agreed that teaching them the importance of patriotism using art and fashion will possibly help the children remember it better.

The kids told me that they like flag day, it's preview to the fourth of July, and were excited to take their craft home to their parents.

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