Fun with Flags

Múinteoir Clíona told us about Irish connections to many different countries today, but can you name the country to which each flag belongs?

A Message of Thanks

Imagine that you are living in Ireland in 1850.  You have survived the Great Famine, and you hear that donations from the Choctaw nation (a tribe of Native Americans over 4000 miles away) helped buy food so that you could survive.  

Write a postcard to the tribe, telling them what life is like after the Famine in Ireland and what their generous donation of $170 (the equivalent of thousands of dollars today!) has done to help you and your country.

Game: Connecting Countries

You can play this game with as little as two players, but the more players you have the more fun it is!

  • Everyone sits in a circle and the first player says the name of a country.
  • The next person has to name another country, beginning with the last letter of the previous country.  So, for example, if one person starts off saying: "Sweden!" then the next person has to name a country beginning with the letter 'N', so Nigeria would be a good one.  Then the next person thinks of a country beginning with ‘A’ and so on.
  • If a player cannot think of a country, they are out until the next round!

Have fun!

Send us pictures or videos of what you have done. Ask your parents to help you send them to rte.ie/learn

Fun with Flags Answers 

France / Japan / Brazil / China / Israel / Australia