Happy Independence Day fellow Americans!
Don’t you just love the holiday weekend? 4th of July is one of the best holidays to celebrate when you’re a parent – family get-togethers, picnics, barbecues, patriotic activities for the kids, and of course – the fireworks! We’re looking forward to all the fun there is to be had, and we decided to share the following 4th of July parenting resources with you. Enjoy!
Crafts & Activities for Kids:
* DIY 4th of July noisemakers
* Red & blue fireworks art from straws
* Patriotic Glitter Stars
* Firework tie-dye T-shirts
* Make patriotic banner decorations
* Toilet roll fireworks for kids
* Decorate with Starlight Luminaries from Mason Jars
* Awesome dish brush fireworks!
Fun Picnic/BBQ Foods & Decorations for the Family:
* Beautiful 4th of July table setting ideas
* Video guide: grilling the perfect steak on the BBQ
* A family holiday classic: beer-can chicken!
* Video how to: making BBQ veggies for the 4th of July
* No picnic is complete without a delicious potato salad
* Adorable patriotic biscuits!
* Blue-tipped revolutionary berries
* White Oreo truffle (with red & blue sprinkles) recipe
* Red White & Blue Candied Apples!
* Strawberries (red) and (blue)berries dessert tacos
* Colorful Jello popcorn jars
* Video recipe: prepare a patriotic pie for the 4th of July
* Festive candy coated marshmallow firecrackers
* Red White and Blue Raspberry Candy Bars
* A lovely 4th of July trifle recipe
* Stained glass Jello stars (red, white & blue – of course! ;))
* Red, white & blue sugar lollipops
Educational Resources for Teachers & Parents:
* Clear & to-the-point : the Independence Day wiki page
* Printable 4th of July worksheets
* Recommended reading: a list of great 4th of July books for kids
* Fun Facts about the American Flag
* Declaration of Independence webquest & activities (5th grade level)
*Video guide: teach your kids about the Fourth of July