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A USA Birthday: The Mother of All Patriotic Holidays!

While fireworks are absolutely fantastic, we love incorporating just a bit more to make the meaning of the holiday truly fly. . . .

Our kids love celebrating the birthdays of the people we love. Why not run with that birthday obsession and make a big deal celebrating the birthday of the country we love?! With stories, crafts, and cakes (with candles!), the way we celebrate the "mother of all patriotic holidays" will surely resonate with our littlest Americans.

Off the Bookshelves

The Fourth of July Story: We love this sweet, age-appropriate read with vintage-like illustrations for preschool through 3rd grade. "An accessible story of America’s birthday brings alive the history and spirit of the Fourth of July, with an introduction to the fight for independence and the events and people that shaped American tradition.

What happened on the Fourth of July long before there were fireworks and parades? Alice Dalgliesh takes young readers back to revolutionary times, back to the colonists’ desire for freedom and the creation of the Declaration of Independence.

Simple text captures the excitement of the era, telling how word of Independence traveled up and down the thirteen colonies, touching the lives of everyday people throughout the land. Like all of Alice Dalgliesh’s work, The Fourth of July Story remains an American classic."

4th of July Independence Day Coloring Book: This Fourth of July Activity Book has 50 coloring pages for our littles who are still perfecting their fine motor skills ahead of tackling th