Little School of Smiths

Hi everyone!

I can’t believe July is already here and July 4th is just in a few days! I wanted to share some easy crafts you can do with your kids in the days leading up to the 4th just using some household items.

Firework paintings:

To make this really cool, simple firework painting take 7 plastic straws and tape them all together. Bend them outwards to create a spoked circle. Just stamp into some red or blue paint and stamp onto paper to get a firework. They turned out really cute!

July 4th Rockets:

To make these rockets we began by painting toilet paper rolls blue. Once dried we glued on white stars and taped red and white streamers to the inside. Super easy and these were my kids favorite! They were running all through the yard letting the wind blow their rocket streamers.

We also learned about the American flag with some finger painting and did some fun tracing activities from Everyday Learn and Play (FREE flag printable on her blog.)

This new Fourth of July Learning Fun Set is full of puzzles, games, crafts, recipes, history journal pages, and more! We love to use this the week leading up to the 4th! Check it out HERE!

Also find this simple yet amazing printable HERE about being thankful of Independence Day.

Here are some GREAT books to read this week to celebrate the 4th of July. Check the links because there are some really good deals for these on Amazon right now!

The Night Before the Fourth of July by Amy Wummer.

The Story of America’s Birthday by Patricia A. Pingry.

Meet Our Flag Old Glory by April Jones Prince.

A is for America: A Patriotic Alphabet Book by Tanya Lee Stone.

What Is America? by Michelle Medlock Adams.

Hello Fourth of July by Martha Day Zschock.

The Flag We Love by Pam Munoz Ryan.

What Does It Mean To Be American? by Rana DiOrio and Elad Yoran.

Fourth of July by Emma Carlson Berne.

Have a great week and fabulous July 4th!

Check my blog post HERE for a great quick study we did on the Statue of Liberty!

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