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For many children who are living in the U.S., July 4th might seem like any other holiday with fireworks, parades, and celebrations. But, this day is significant for us because it is when we celebrate our Nation’s Independence. Explaining this may be difficult to understand, depending on the age of your child. Romper Magazine Online helps parents and caregivers to explain 4th of July to your Kid. Mike Doveton, National Park Ranger at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, provides some great suggestions. Key ideas include:
- Start with what’s right and fair. Ask kids to think about what’s fair and not fair in their lives, and then share that the colonists felt that Great Britain were not treating them fairly.
- Describe what the Declaration of Independence is and why it is important
- Consider what the term Independence means. For example, Doveton explains that independence doesn’t just mean the freedom to do anything you want, but the freedom of people in a community to decide what is just and right for the community.
Better Homes and Gardens shares 9 Easy-to-Make Outdoor 4th of July Games for Kids. These games will help provide fun and healthy activities for families and kids.
Jacklyn Moran provides 15 Fun and Easy Fourth of July Activities To Do With Kids for the website Everymom. These include crowns, cookies, and parade sticks.
Join the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by adding your name to the list of signatories online
Alonso, created a free resource titled A Kid’s Guide to 4th of July in Spanish
Credit: ConnectionSpot.org on 06/30/2021