To get into the Fourth of July spirit, we hung up our star spangled pennants. I also think there is a red, white, and blue water balloon fight in our future. Here are some other red, white, and blue activities that have caught my eye around the web:
|Photo from hands on: as we grow|
Life size flag – Jamie, at hands on: as we grow, had this awesome idea for creating a life-size flag. This is on our list of fun for the 4th. We have ordered our own flag, but it hasn’t arrived yet. In the meantime, we borrowed a flag from my mother that has only 43 stars. My mom figures that the flag must have been made from July 4, 1891-July 3, 1892, before Wyoming became the 44th state of the Union. The funny thing is that she has no idea where she got this 43 starred flag!
|Photo from Kitchen Fun With My Three Sons|
|Photo from Train Up A Child|
|Photo from Mama’s Little Muse|
Another fireworks craft– this time with handprints! I am always up for art projects out of body parts.
If you are having trouble remembering the lyrics to your favorite patriotic songs, check here for the words to some of the traditional ones.