Happy 4th of July! Fun Ideas for Kids and Families

Thursday, July 1, 2010

From History.com: Independence Day, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July, commemorates the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The document, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, served as a formal announcement that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and would henceforth be free and independent states. Did you know the first celebration took place on July 8th, however? Learn more with these short videos.

Looking for a way to beat this heat this weekend? The History Channel will feature The Revolution series (13 back-to-back episodes) Saturday, July 3rd from 11am/10c. Check your local listings, then whip up some Red, White and Blue snacks and treats for a history marathon.

Find more links and resources for learning here. Or, read the Declaration of Independence here.

Find some worksheets for little ones here. And more printables for all ages here.
Find crafts and decorations to make here, and fun facts here.  Plus, check out last year's post for more fun ideas!

If you have a 4th of July post, link up here :) I'd love to see what you're up to.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!
Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

Thanks for the info. We are looking forward to celebrating this weekend.


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