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What does your family do on the 4th of July?  When I was a kid we always went to the parade, I loved seeing the big floats, but our favorite part was getting the candy they threw out. ( I know that is the still the favorite for kids today as well)
When my dad was older he owned a Model-T Ford he would drive it in the parade with some of his grandkids. 

When my husband and I  lived at the farm we took our family  and attended the parade every year. Then we went back home and had a big BBQ  and lit off fireworks in our field. Those memories with your family last a lifetime.

Now that we are older we attend the parade with 4 of our grandkids that live here and we usually BBQ afterwards. There are so many neighbors lighting off fireworks in our neighborhood we can stay home and enjoy all the explosions in a chair from our front yard.

It is important to educate your children on our country’s history, check out Liberty’s Kids, the popular kids’ TV series. It’s extremely interactive and lets kids explore each important historical date, person and event of the American Revolution.

Help your kids understand why we celebrate the Fourth of July. How all these men and women fought to keep our great land free. 


Double-Sided Red White and Blue Picnic Quilt…..Made of red, white, and blue bandanas, It’s an easy DIY — no binding is needed!  (via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom)

How Fun are these Paper Rockets?! To make each rocket, roll scrapbooking paper into a tube and secure with glue.
For the nose cone, cut a slit to the center of a paper circle; overlap ends and adhere together using glue.
Glue a ribbon strip inside the rocket to resemble a fuse, and glue a long dowel inside the tube to support the rocket. Then put them in a bucket filled with sand. (Thanks BHG For sharing this!)
These patriotic Kicks are perfect for 4th of July celebrations and all you need are white canvas shoes and some red and blue markers. Make it a family affair and let everyone make some.  DIY Instructions from  – Dreamalittlebigger
Ribbon Flip Flops Craft
Toy Story 4 products from Jelly Belly
 Balloons are the perfect 4th of July game for a large group of kids. (Even Teens!) Give kids a wiffleball bat, and pitch the water balloons to them. Learn more at Overstuffed Life.
How about some food ideas…..
This triple layered – Red, White & Blue Patriotic Punch will be a hit at your 4th of July gathering..via Wunder-Mom
Ultimate Homemade Burger A classic beef cheeseburger recipe that is flavorful and simple! Perfect for any summer cookout. Recipe From The Joyous Apron.
Get in those veggies with this Easy Red, White, and Blue Salad with jicama stars, watermelon, and blueberries.


As the kids wait for the Fireworks to begin keep them busy with these DIY Goody Bags via Wunder-Mom.


  How Adorable is this Simple S’mores Bar!? Hop over to Your Modern Family To Learn More.

Learn how to make your own Firecrackers From Real Simple……


Enjoy a Wonderful 4th With Family and Friends.






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