4th of July Educational Links and Activities

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Whether you are a homeschooler looking for 4th of July lesson plan activities, a hostess looking for recipes and holiday activities for the kids, or a parent looking for ways to prevent summer brain drain, you are sure to find some helpful links here. This list is from the homschool group list, Lesson Theme of the Week and you can subscribe here: lessonthemeoftheweek@yahoogroups.com.

GENERAL INFORMATION

A Capital Fourth, A History of the Fourth
http://www.pbs.org/capitolfourth/history.html#

Betsy Ross
http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/index.html#Betsy Ross

Fourth of July Celebrations Data Base
http://www1.american.edu/heintze/fourth.htm

Happy 4th of July! Celebrate America's Birthday
http://www.just4kidsmagazine.com/beacon4god/july4.html#

Liberty - The American Revolution
http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/#

NARA History of the Declaration of Independence
http://www.archives.gov/nae/index.html

The 4th of July - Patriotic Fantasy
http://wilstar.com/holidays/july4.htm#

The Presidents on the 4th of July
http://www1.american.edu/heintze/FourthPres.htm

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July
http://holidays.kaboose.com/july4-why.html

Lesson Plans

4th of July Lesson Plans
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/4thOfJuly.htm

An American Revolution Newscast
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSCIAmericanRevolutionNewscast57.htm#

ESL 4th of July Lesson
http://www.elcivics.com/esl_fourth_of_july.html

Hooray for Independence
http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/hooray-for-independence!-lesson-plan/

Independence Day
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/indepday/

Independence Day Lesson Plan
http://www.instructorweb.com/lesson/independenceday.asp

Teaching with Historic Places -- Independence Day Lesson Plans
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/jul00.htm#

The American Flag
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSArtTheAmericanFlagAndItsSymbolsK2.htm#

The Fourth of July - A day to Remember
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson069.shtml

CRAFTS

American Flag Candle TP Roll Craft
http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/musacandle.html#

Celebration Seltzer Rockets
http://crafts.kaboose.com/seltzer-rockets.html

Decorate Your Bike
http://crafts.kaboose.com/bike-decorations.html

Forth of July Coasters for Kids
http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/musacoaster.html#

Forth of July Party Pot
http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/mpot.htm#

Independence Day Shaker
http://www.familycorner.com/family/kids/crafts/july_4_shaker.shtml#

Make Your Own flag
http://crafts.kaboose.com/kids-flag.html?trnstl=1

Patriotic Pebble Craft
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/rocks/patrioticpebble/#

Patriotic Perler Projects
http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/perlers.htm#

Patriotic Pinwheels
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/pinwheel/#

Suncatchers - U.S. Flag
http://crafts.kaboose.com/suncatchers-american-flag.html

USA Doorknob Hanger
http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/musadoorknob.htm#

U.S. Mobile for Kids
http://www.dltk-kids.com/usa/musamobile.html#

COOKING

4th of July Snacks
http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/holiday_themes/fourth_of_july_snacks.html#

July 4th Star Cake
http://www.thepartyworks.com/july-star-cake-a-1160....html?tPath=190

Celebration POPcles
http://recipes.kaboose.com/celebration-popsicles.html

Patriotic Jigglers
http://recipes.kaboose.com/fourth-of-july-jigglers.html

Stars and Stripes Cake
http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/stars-and-stripes-cake/7052e392-a539-4eb4-8bf9-473d9a8eed4f?mscsprof...=

Uncle Sam Cookies
http://www.thepartyworks.com/uncle-cookie-a-1166.html?tPath=190

MULTIMEDIA

Action America - Happy New Year
http://www.actionamerica.org/fun/fireworks.shtml#

Lady Liberty Fireworks
http://www.fireworkspop.com/liberty.htm

Liberty
http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=ET24212074#Liberty

MUSIC

4th of July Songs
http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/holiday_themes/fourth_of_july_songs.html#

The American Way
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MusicOSongForFlagDay4thJulyP2.htm#

The Star Spangled Banner - Words and Music
http://www.weekiwis.com/ssbanner.html#

ONLINE ACTIVITIES

Create Your own Fireworks
http://www.pbs.org/capitolfourth/fireworks.html#

Symbols of America
http://www.kidport.com/GradeK/SocialStudies/AmericanSymbols.htm#

Teddy Bear Sparkles
http://akidsheart.com/holidays/july4/tedsprk.htm#

The 13 Colonies - Hangman game
http://akidsheart.com/holidays/july4/hm13col.htm#

American Revolution - Hangman Game
http://akidsheart.com/holidays/july4/hmamrev.htm#

The National Archives Experience: Sign the Declaration of Independence
http://www.archives.gov/nae/index.html

U.S. Capital - Jigsaw Puzzle
http://www.primarygames.com/puzzles/jigsaw/US_Capitol/start.htm#

U.S, Flag - Jigsaw Puzzle
http://www.primarygames.com/puzzles/jigsaw/US_flag/start.htm#

U.S. Symbols Match Game
http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/july4/games/match_up/start.htm#

PRINT OUTS

4th of July Wordsearches
http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/julyprint.htm#

Bingo Game - Unite Flag
http://www.billybear4kids.com/BINGO/Games/Unite-Flag.htm#

4th of July Coloring
http://holidays.kaboose.com/july4-color.html

Fourth of July Printable Worksheets
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/printable-worksheets/seasonal/fourth-of-july/index.php

John's Word Search Puzzle - 4th of July
http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/july4.html#

July 4th Activity Book
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/books/julyfourth/#

July 4th Paper Doll
http://www.billybear4kids.com/paperdoll/July4th.html#

Math Activity Worksheets
http://www.kidzone.ws/math/usa/index.htm#

The States That Made It Happen Crossword
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/games/13states.html#

I hope you enjoy these activities and have a safe and fun-filled holiday weekend!

blueviolet said...

I can't believe how many resources there are!!!

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