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July 4th is right around the corner–it’s time to get the grills cleaned and find all of your red, white & blue apparel! Let’s have some family fun this 4th of July!
We, like most families, always get together to celebrate Independence Day! Recipes, new and old are made, fireworks are purchased, and fun family crafts are decided upon. As I get older though, I realize I may not have done a great job instilling in my children “why” we celebrate this great day. Don’t get me wrong, they knew the importance of the day, I just don’t think I took the opportunity to teach some historical facts like I could have. If I had it to do over, I would have used this time to create fun ways to teach the kids more about our history. This is truly a great time to have family fun AND teach some history about why we are celebrating.
Did You Know???
- Two of our presidents (who also were signatories of the Declaration of Independence), died on July 4, 1826. Literally the same year!!! Do you know which presidents they are?
- Another president (who was not a signatory of the Declaration of Independence) died on July 4, 1831.
- We also have a president who was born July 4, 1872.
Do you know the answers? Follow this link to check your knowledge: https://mimiblog.org/2020/06/30/fun-facts-page/
Sooo, how did you do? Don’t get upset if you didn’t know all of them. I must admit that I learned some new facts today too. See, I told you I should have taken the time when my kids were younger…I guess you are never to old!
July 4, 2020
So what’s in store for this year? We have decided to do some tie dye shirts now that the kids are getting a little older. I’m sure it will be messy, but it will be fun. After all, that is what makes good memories. This is the tutorial (by Happiness is Homemade) that I am going to follow. I did not create this pin, but I like the way it walks you through step by step if you have not tie dyed before: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/730709108282309018/
I am also including this link (by Leigha Doran) as I love the way this one turned out (this is an image only pin): https://www.pinterest.com/pin/730709108282308707/
The girls and I are working on the rest of the details….I will share them with you when they are finalized. Until then, I hope you are inspired to add some new fun to your family celebration, and I look forward to hearing about your ideas!