Happy Almost Independence Day! Also known as July Fourth, this holiday celebrates the thirteen colonies’ legal separation from Great Britain in 1776. The story is that on July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve the Lee Resolution, a resolution to be independent from Great Britain. After Congress finished voting for independence, they turned their attention to the famous Declaration for Independence, which was essentially a document that explained why the Thirteen Colonies were separating from Great Britain. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration for Independence was approved by Congress.
In the spirit of Independence Day, here’s a fun and simple craft to make with your little one! You only need a couple of things:
First, cut a rectangle out of construction paper that will fit the exterior of the toilet paper roll.
Using crayon, marker, or paint, decorate the rectangle with Fourth of July themed symbols, colors, and words!
Then, using tape or glue (Chipper used double-sided tape), cover the toilet paper with construction paper.
Next, cut a circle out of construction paper and make a slit like so. Form the circle into a cone and tape or glue shut.
Fit on top of paper towel roll and glue or tape in place.
And there you go–cute Fourth of July firecrackers to put on display in your child’s room or around the house.
For a fun and healthy Fourth of July themed snack, here are some fruit skewers that form the American flag! Simply cut some slices of banana and strawberries; skewer blueberries to the tops of 5 skewers; then skewer the bananas and strawberry slices one after the other on the ends of your blueberry sticks and then on 6 additional skewers.
These blueberry, strawberry and banana skewers are sure to be a hit for your Fourth of July Celebration! Let’s Go Chipper for Fourth of July!