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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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
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
- PBS Learning Media – Independence Day/PBS Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvS58YqMzRM
- Fourth of July for Kids – Independence Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoNIsoqT5s0
- Fourth of July Cartoon Lesson- Home School House Rocks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmSVnP-oDRs
- Why We Celebrate the Fourth of July – Declaration of Independence for Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0scSuHDlF4
- All About America! Kids Independence Day Activities with Cool School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSANkrTbsrA
Fireworks Ring Craft
- 3 pipe cleaners
Fold pipe cleaners in half and cut to make 6 equal stems.
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.
Wrap the 6th stem around the center to secure the ring.
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!