What is the Fourth of July?
The Fourth of July is Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the Thirteen America colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain, King George III, and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July second (2), but it was not declared until July Fourth (4).
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches, and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.
Many families spend the Fourth of July together, and Kids activities for home is your traditional activities like parades, barbecues, and fireworks. Below are some ideas of how you can quickly and easily create patriotic Fourth of July scavenger hunt fun for all ages.
Great Activities for the fourth of July
1: Treasure hunt
Print a picture of the American flag, cut out the 13 stripes and the blue rectangle. At each location, : tape the specific riddle and a piece of the flag. As the hunters search, tell them to collect and save the pieces. At the last location, set out a blank sheet of paper and have them reassemble the flag and glue it on the paper. Talk about the Symbolism of the stripes, stars and colors.
2: Puzzel Map of United States
Take a map of United States Print the map (2 copies) keep one copy for original and after cut one cut all the States and separated them all and try to reassemble them as a puzzle. Each States need to be place at its original place between this State and this one just like the map. Have a fun finding where they go!!!!
Here is a good Patriotic Symbols and Memorials Activity Book for only $5.00
Want a fun, but educational way to study the Patriotic Symbols and Memorials of the United States. K-5th Grade students will love this!
Give Award to kids with a cool treat you can prepare the night before
Recipe: 12 Popsicles
- 2 cups blue Kool-aid (or blue drink)
- 1 cup whipped cream
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 2 cups of red Kool-aid (or red drink)
- 12 of 5oz disposable cups
- 12 wooden craft sticks
Pour about 1/4 cup of the blue drink into each of the twelve disposable cups. Freeze until partially frozen, about 30 to 45 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together the whipped cream and the yogurt. Equally divide the yogurt mixture among the cups. Add a craft stick to the center of each cup and return to the freezer for another hours
Remove from the freezer and pour ¼ cup on the red drink into each cup, on the top of the yogurt mix freeze until solid. Over night.
Run briefly under warm water to remove the pop sicles from the cups.
If you prefer a easier way to do popcicles you just need Gateradee drink and freeze
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