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Fourth of July Fun!


The Fourth of July is a great time for parents and children to spend time together playing and doing art activities.  It is also a great opportunity to talk with your children about the 4th of July and why it is such an important day! The Fourth of July is also a great opportunity to talk with your children about why this country was founded and what it and this day stand for. Here is a fun art activity (especially if it is too hot outside) and some books about the Fourth.

 
 
 

 

Torn Paper Stars

A colorful, fun, and easy way to kick-off the holiday.

You Will Need:

  • White Construction Paper
  • Red, White, and Blue Tissue Paper (or construction paper)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

Directions:

  1. Cut the white construction paper into a shape of a star.
  2. Let your child tear the tissue paper into different shapes.
  3. Have them take the tissue paper shapes and glue them on the star.
  4. Allow it to dry and put it on display!
  5. You and your child can make any number of stars and connect them with string or paper strips to make a holiday banner to hang on the wall.

 
Helpful Hints:

  • Have your child to try to make as many different shapes as possible.  Ask them to make a circle, square, or a triangle.
  • Ask them to point out the colors to you, and find other things are red or blue.

 

Patriotic Reads

These are some great books to help your child learn about the importance of the 4th of July and why we celebrate it.
 

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Follow Jenny and her dog, Rags, as they travel around town watching people participate in Fourth of July activities.

 

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Introduce little ones to the history and meaning behind Independence Day.

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Ellis the Elephant spends the afternoon in the library and goes on an adventure through time to learn about America’s history.

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Learn all about Independence Day in this celebratory book.

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History come alive in this accessible story of America’s birthday.

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Tommy goes on a magical cross-country trip through America’s great places and iconic traditions.

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Corduroy and his friends are having a fun- filled picnic to celebrate the Fourth of July!

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Fireworks burst and flags fly. It’s our country’s birthday — the fourth of July!

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