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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

  1. The Declaration of Independence was not fully signed until August 2nd. 
  2. Massachusetts was the first state to recognize Independence Day. (Good job Massachusetts.) 
  3. Other Countries also celebrate July 4th. Including England, Denmark, Portugal, and Sweden. 
  4. We eat about 150 million hotdogs on the 4th of July. 
  5. Independence day was not recognized as a national holiday until 1870. 
  6. 3 US Presidents have died on July 4th. (John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe,)
  7. Fireworks have been used to celebrate our independence basically since the beginning. 
  8. 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

  1. Easy eraser stamp t-shirt by Cutesy Crafts. 
  2. Mess-Free Star Painting by Toddler Approved.
  3. How cute is this Uncle Sam mask by Fantastic Fun and Learning? 
  4. Firework ring also by Fantastic Fun and Learning.
  5. Bald Eagle crafts by Homeschool Preschool. 
  6. Red, Rice, and Blue Candle by Today’s Creative Life. 
  7. Jello Firecrackers by Kraft.
  8. Edible Firecrackers by Surviving a Teachers Salary.  
  9. July 4th Smores dip by Delish.
  10. 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!

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July 4th

Next week, we will celebrate the 241st birthday of America’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence. For many of our families, that means extra family time in the days ahead, so I wanted to pass along some fun ideas for how your family can make the most of your extra together time!

(Click on any of the headlines to link to blog posts explaining the ideas noted.)

1.  Make a Fourth of July hand print craft.

This is extremely cute, and it would be easy to do this with the whole family. How fun would it be to repeat this year after year to watch how much your kiddos have grown? 

2.  Make shaving cream fireworks.

Looking for a messy craft that anyone can do and doesn’t take many supplies? Here’s an idea you’re family will definitely want to explore! 

3.  Host a Water Soaker Paint War

Ok, so this not specifically for Fourth of July, BUT our family agrees this idea can be modified to be a perfectly fun activity for old and young kiddos alike. For the younger ones, go ahead and create art. For our teens, though, I’m envisioning old t-shirts and an epic battle all over our yard, creating our own works of art on one another. No matter how you apply this, family fun WILL be had! :)

4.  Balloon Ping Pong with Paper Plate Paddles.

This is an idea our family took to a camp where we served last summer in Poland. Teens and elementary kids alike had a blast with this! We all made our paddles, decorating them to our liking. Then we blew up a ton of balloons and let the games begin. This is a super fun and totally easy idea to incorporate anytime.

5.  Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt

Either by using the free printable linked here or coming up with your own clues and ideas, this is a great way to hang out together on July Fourth AND could be a learning tool if you’re feeling especially homeschool-y right now.

6.  Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

You may want to find some fun audiobooks for July 4th. If your family is traveling around the holiday, audiobooks are a great way to make the time go faster– and to enjoy some good stories along the way! Our family often travels with our Audible audio books in tow.

If none of these ideas inspire you, we have an entire Pinterest Board FULL of many more! Check it out here.

 

From our family to yours, we wish you a very happy Fourth of July! We have much to be thankful for in America, and I hope we never lose sight of the many blessings God has bestowed upon us all!

 

I hope you’ll post pictures if you try any of these ideas! We’d love to see them. Simply tag your pictures with #TTDFourthofJuly, and let us see how much fun your family had this week!

 

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Leslie Nunnery and her husband David founded Teach Them Diligently, the nation’s premier source for gospel-centered homeschool events. With seven years of homeschooling experience from preschool-high school and a passion to encourage and equip homeschool families, this mom of 4 shares her know-how and insights weekly through Teach Them Diligently media and on TeachThemDiligently365.com.

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