Antique car shows, games, music, food, playing in the pool or at the lake, and fireworks at dusk are all typical Independence Day weekend activities for my family.
This year, however, there will be no fireworks for the Ney family. Our local county is under a burn (firework) ban due to drought conditions. We’ve just experienced one of the hottest June’s on record with barely a drop of rain. Thankfully, there are still plenty of ways to share some of this holiday fun.
If you are looking for some children's literature for 4th of July, check out some of these - ideas, activities, crafts, fun, and background about the holiday: http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fourth-of-july/kids-books/
Or try James Patterson’s Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club in his book 4th of July: http://www.jamespatterson.com/books_4thOfJuly.php
Happy Independence Day America!
If you are one of my blogging friends from another country, please feel free to share some special memories or exciting activities your country partakes in for national holidays.