The Buddhist Flag
Each of the colors represent a quality of the Buddha or the Buddha's teaching.
Blue: Compassion - having loving kindness for all living beings and wishing that no being should suffer
Yellow: The Middle Path - avoiding extremes
Red: Blessings - following the teachings of the Buddha bring good things to our lives
White: Purity - the teachings of the Buddha are clean, without any flaws
Orange: Wisdom - the teachings of the Buddha are wise
Blend of all five colors: UNITY - the teachings of the Buddha are good for everyone, everywhere and unite us together
Keep it simple.
After we introduced the flag, its colors and their symbols, the children used crayons to color a picture of the Buddhist Flag. They used small cards to make theirs, but you could also use a print out like the one here.
Use what you have.
I made a simple matching game for the kids with index cards and coiled pipe cleaners. You could use painted rocks, legos, bean bags, anything really in the flag's colors.
For very young children (five or younger) I would recommend matching the colored coil to an index card with the word the color symbolizes written in the same color ink like this:
The children were encouraged to think about what the flag represents whenever they see it.
Simple lessons seems to stick.
May all be free from suffering by the power of the Triple Gem.