It’s that time of year when America gets ready to celebrate the 4th of July, which is Independence Day.
When I moved to America many years ago, one of the first “major” holidays I got to enjoy was the 4th of July. I lived in the Washington DC area at the time and we went to the Mall for the grand celebration. It was amazing and I can still hear the loud fireworks and the hundreds of thousands of people that came.
The experience left me exhilarated and I especially remembered seeing all of the families decked out in their patriotic attire, waving their flags and just having a wonderful time.
Now that I am an American Citizen and a grandmother, I am always excited for the 4th of July. Here is my DaniBug in one of the patriotic shirts I bought her. Although I no longer live in the DC and don’t get to go to the Mall, I do get to enjoy the Disney Fireworks from my pool deck . I also get to meet a lot of visiting families who come from all around the country to spend the holiday in my neck of the woods, which happens to be minutes from where Mickey and Minnie hangout!
Here are 5 fun things your kids can do to celebrate the 4th of July:
- Play Red, White & Blue Tag: use red, white and blue tokens and when a kid tags someone, they keep the token. First person to collect 1 red, 1 white and 1 blue token wins
- Bake treats and decorate them in red, white and blue.
- Make Fireworks Balloons: get some balloons and confetti (red, white and blue), and some sharpened pencils. Use a funnel to fill the balloons after they are blown and have kids pop them at the appointed time.
- Dress the kids in patriotic clothing and have them create a story around the piece of clothing.
- Create a trivia game about the American Flag and the Declaration of Independence.
What are some of the ways you celebrate the 4th of July?
Here are some great patriotic t-shirts for kids:
As always, wishing you happy times until our paths cross again!
GrannyOwl and DaniBug