Ever since I was younger, I have loved the Fourth of July. It is one of the only times in the year where fireworks are blazing and hotdogs are eaten in dozens (and I absolutely LOVE hot dogs!) I am also fascinated by fun facts, so I was particularly excited when I learned all of this about the special day that we celebrate as the birthday of America. How many of these fun facts did you already know? Perhaps your children can impress all your relatives with their new-found facts when you’re all together celebrating this July 4th!
8 Fun Fourth of July facts
- The Declaration of Independence was not fully signed until August 2nd.
- Massachusetts was the first state to recognize Independence Day. (Good job Massachusetts.)
- Other Countries also celebrate July 4th. Including England, Denmark, Portugal, and Sweden.
- We eat about 150 million hotdogs on the 4th of July.
- Independence day was not recognized as a national holiday until 1870.
- 3 US Presidents have died on July 4th. (John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe,)
- Fireworks have been used to celebrate our independence basically since the beginning.
- Americans spend $167.5 million on watermelon each year on July 4th.
How does your family celebrate the Independence Day? Here are 10 creative ways to make it fun– and to give you something to work on all week!
10 Creative And Fun Fourth of July Ideas
- Easy eraser stamp t-shirt by Cutesy Crafts.
- Mess-Free Star Painting by Toddler Approved.
- How cute is this Uncle Sam mask by Fantastic Fun and Learning?
- Firework ring also by Fantastic Fun and Learning.
- Bald Eagle crafts by Homeschool Preschool.
- Red, Rice, and Blue Candle by Today’s Creative Life.
- Jello Firecrackers by Kraft.
- Edible Firecrackers by Surviving a Teachers Salary.
- July 4th Smores dip by Delish.
- Dish Brush Fireworks by Crafty Morning.
Also, be sure to check out Six Activity Ideas for Fun Fourth of July Family Celebration!
Comment below if you made any of these! Or, better yet, share your pictures on Instagram or Facebook and tag @TeachDiligently or use the #TTDJuly4. I can’t wait to see your creativity in action!