4th of July

 

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July 4th

Dear Fellow Journalers,

We wanted our children to understand that the 4th of July was not just fireworks and barbecues. Our neighborhood hosted a block party every year complete with a parade of decorated bikes. The children’s bikes got more and more sophisticated as the years went by. Some were decorated with red, white and blue balloons, streamers and glitter! While we knew that the excitement level was really high, we hoped to find activities for our children that were both fun and educational.

Fireworks are an important part of the festivities but we decided to make firework confetti balloons for the little ones. You’ll need festive balloons (try Dollar Store), a funnel, air pump and confetti. Carefully secure a balloon under the funnel. Gently pour confetti down the funnel and into each balloon. Using the air pump fill balloons with air. Tie off and you’ll have a POP instead of a BANG!

To help educate them on our country’s history, we checked out a tv series called Liberty’s Kids which lets children explore dates, people, and events and the American Revolution. We checked out our library’s video section and rented Johnny Tremain and Drums along the Mohawk and made red, white and blue popcorn.

Celebrating the 4th of July can be fun and educational along with traditional celebrations. Let us know about your family’s celebrations.

MaryBeth

July Monthly Journal Prompts

Dear Fellow Journalers,

July is a mixed bag for this writer. It begins with the 4th of July. It’s typically  travel month and it has a Christmas in July theme too. So here are a few prompts that I hope cover all of the above:

  • What does the 4th of July mean to you? Do you feel a strong pull of patriotism or are you just happy to be with friends or family at a barbecue?
  • Imagine that you woke up this morning on July 4th, 1776. How do you insert yourself on this historic day?
  • Are you an adventurer? Write about a solo trip to another country. Where would you go and what would you do?
  • You want to write a travel journal. How would you organize it?
  • Imagine that you are one of Santa’s elves. Describe a typical day.
  • What if you could write the lyrics of “The 12 Days of Christmas” what would be the new words?

~Sallie

4th of July

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following is a copy of a post I wrote for my creative blog Uniquelyyourscards.wordpress.com about this holiday. Enjoy.

Sallie


On this 4th of July, we pause and remember all the brave Americans who fought and died to make our country free. The following is an excerpt from “George Washington’s Secret Six”:

“This book recounts the methods, the bravery, the cunning, the near misses, and the incredible successes of the Culper Ring, which helped to save our nation and shape our future. Most of all, this is a story about ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things, people whose fears and hopes and lives were not much different from our own, and how they changed the course of history. Their humility stopped them from seeking fame or fortune because their love of country sparked their exploits. …This book is written to honor them and the groundwork they laid for our future of freedom.”

Happy 4th of July!

4th of July 2017

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following is a reprint of a post I wrote for my craft blog on July 4, 2014. It is still relevant.

~Sallie

On this 4th of July, we pause and remember all the brave Americans who fought and died to make our country free. The following is an excerpt from “George Washington’s Secret Six”:

This book recounts the methods, the bravery, the cunning, the near misses, and the incredible successes of the Culper Ring, which helped to save our nation and shape our future. Most of all, this is a story about ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things, people whose fears and hopes and lives were not much different from our own, and how they changed the course of history. Their humility stopped them from seeking fame or fortune because their love of country sparked their exploits. …This book is written to honor them and the groundwork they laid for our future of freedom.”

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