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Fourth of July Books & Craft for Kids

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What comes to mind when you think of Red, White, and Blue? It’s that time of the year that everybody looks forward to. From flags and fireworks to parades and outdoor grilling, nothing says summer like the Fourth of July. While this holiday is celebrated by many across the county, families have their own way of celebrating. To add to your celebrations, make this holiday even more enjoyable by exploring the following Fourth of July books and learning videos about America’s birthday. 

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Picture Books

My Fourth of July by Jerry Spinelli 

Fourth of July Mice by Bethany Roberts 

Fourth of July Bear by Kathryn Lasky 

Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet S. Wong 

Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw 

Pie is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard 

Happy Birthday, America! by Marsha Wilson Chall  

Enzo and the Fourth of July Races by Garth Stein 

Hello, Fourth of July by Martha Day Zschock 

The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing 

Non-fiction Books

What is the 4th of July by Elain Landau 

Celebrate Independence Day by Deborah Heiligman 

Independence Day by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack 

Doodle Dandy by Lynda Graham-Barber 

Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags by James Giblin 

Non-fiction eBooks on Hoopla

The Fourth of July by Cynthia Klingel 

Celebrating the Fourth of July by Maddie Spalding 

The History of the Fourth of July by Barbara Linde 

Fourth of July Fireworks by Patrick Merrick 

Happy Fourth of July! by Stephanie Kuligowski 

Learning Videos  

Fireworks Ring Craft 

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Items Needed:

  • 3 pipe cleaners  
  • Scissors! 

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Step 1 

Fold pipe cleaners in half and cut to make 6 equal stems. 

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Step 2 

Gather 5 stems, fold in half and cross the ends over to make a circle. Leave a circle big enough to fit on the child’s finger.  

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Step 3 

Wrap the 6th stem around the center to secure the ring. 

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Step 4 

Turn the ring so that the loose ends face up, spreading the stems apart. Slightly bend the stems into the shape of fireworks.  Enjoy your sparkly finger fireworks! 

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