Happy Day-Before-July 4th!
(If you’re not from the US, happy celebrating the freedoms that you have and the people who went before you that made it possible)
July 4th is tomorrow…perfect time for all those patriotic family events such as picnics, parades and of course the fathers outdoing themselves at the BBQ. I just wanted to be sure you had these activities in time for the 4th! I too will be out celebrating independence day and eating too much BBQ.
Here are a few sneaky July 4th learning activities during the festivities.
Have your child get their camera out or borrow your phone. Have them take pictures at all the events that your attend tomorrow.
Afterwards, on July 5th, print the pictures and put them together with a quick summary of your day. Tailor the he amount of detail and words to your child’s age. Create a family notebook and put in their masterpiece. At the end of the summer you’ll have a GREAT family memory book as well!
For your younger kids you can have them keep a chart of the number of red items, blue items and white items they see. Tomorrow or next week, when all the family has left, you can help them graph it out to see which color was the most popular.
Make your own decorations using the flag or other patriotic decor. This is a great time to talk about what all the parts mean and what is the significance of independence and patriotism. Younger kids can just color and start getting familiar with all the parts. This is also a great time to revisit the arms of government.
Remember to keep active as this can improve several areas of learning including auditory memory, visual memory, laterality, and directionality.
Please share your pix with us of any learning activities you do. We would love to see them. If you come up with other great patriotic July 4th learning activities or ideas, please comment below so others can use them for next year.
Have a great July 4th