Signal flags are used at sea for communication between ships. They can spell out short messages, and individual flags and combinations of flags also have special meanings. Signal flags are also used to 'dress' ships during celebrations, as seen below on the Cutty Sark.
You will need:
Paper or fabric
Colouring pencils, felt tips or paints – red, blue, yellow, black, white
Glue or tape
Straws (to wave flags) or string (to hang flags on)
A pair of scissors
Look at the signal flag descriptions above.
Can you work out what the message at the top of the page says? The answer is at the bottom of the page.
Spell the words above using signal flags.
Now it’s your turn to create your own signal flag messages. You can make them big or small.
You can draw and colour the flags, like in the picture at the top.
Or you can make your flags out of fabric.
Send messages to your friends and family.
Can they work out what the messages says? They can use the signal flag descriptions to help them work it out.
Answer for step one activity: Thank you NHS