How to Celebrate Independence Day with Sparkle

Celebrate Independence Day

Looking for some great ideas, activities, and events to spice up your Canada and Independence Day celebration and provide some learning for kiddos? 

Look no further, I’ve got you covered!

Both Nation Days are a perfect opportunity to engage kiddos in a few history lessons while building family community and creating memories.  I’m going to share several opportunities for you, your family, and your friends to engage in some Nation Day fun with a learning twist.

How do you, your family, and your friends

celebrate Canada and/or Independence Day? 

Canada and Independence Day

With every blog post, I like to share an ENRICHMENT free resource with you, so you and your family can implement the ideas right away and create valuable opportunities and memories. 

So, with this post, I decided to share some of my family’s favorite ways to celebrate Independence Day, and these ideas can be used to celebrate Canada Day, too. 

Over the years, we have had the chance to try new celebration ideas.  Each one has been a perfect opportunity to expand our learning about this holiday, even each other, and create some fabulous family memories to cherish! 

I hope this free resource does the same for you, your family, and your friends. 

You can get your free resource by clicking below.

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Celebrate Independence Day ~ Special Events

Most communities, big and small, celebrate Independence Day with a fun, festive tone.  Whether there are parades, festivals, carnivals, or firework displays . . . no matter how Independence Day is celebrated, it will be a fun-filled community event.

What festivities does your local community share with its’ members?  What are your favorites?  Will you try something new this year?

sparklers, American flag

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Celebrate Independence Day ~ Create Memories

How does your family celebrate Independence Day?  Do you attend special community events?  Does your family participate in marathons, and walk-a-thons, or enjoy being outside with nature? 

Whatever your family’s decision, the important outcome will be precious, priceless family memories.  

Celebrate Independence Day ~ Crafts

How will you celebrate?  Creating crafts that focus on three colors – red, white, and blue – and include embellishments like glitter and stars will certainly be perfect decorations for the BBQ and the spirit wear clothing that can be created.

Independence Day wreath

This year I created a wreath for the front door and some bows for

the mantel and side table.

Independence Day bow

Celebrate Independence Day ~ Learning

Celebrating Independence Day with some learning is never the wrong pathway in my Independence Day adventures.  Reading some fabulous books that discuss the events that led up to why we celebrate Independence Day and the events that followed are perfect opportunities to read, learn, and write. Let your kiddos’ age and interest dictate what learning takes place.

Some of my favorite titles for younger kiddos

are listed below. 



Did you find value in this Independence Day

post and resource?

I hope you did, because each week I do my best to provide valuable, educational resources that you can implement into your family and teaching context to save you time and energy, so you have more time and energy to do what you love . . .

teach and create family memories!

Independence Day: Related Resources

Before I finish this post, besides the information shared and free resource I prepared for you, check out the links below for more ways to celebrate Independence Day!

Fun on July 4th

Happy Independence Day

Independence Day: Final Thoughts

WOW!!  I am excited for you and your family to celebrate Canada and/or Independence Day and begin some new traditions. Regardless of the national holiday you celebrate, the 10+ Events to Celebrate Independence Day are equally perfect for any national holiday celebration!

Remember to check out additional local community sites and see how these can provide fun learning for your kiddos while creating new traditions and family memories.

Each Monday, I post a new educational piece and free resource on my blog.

Throughout the week, I share additional resources and training on my Facebook page and community ~ Blue Ribbon Teacher and Engage, Educate, Excel

I’d love to hear how you and your family enjoyed these ideas and activities with the comments placed below.

Dr. Annette Durbin
I had a lot of fun creating these Summer Learning Packages for my 4th graders.  I included some books, crafts, science, and learning about the summer holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day.

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Now my friend, click on the link above, take this free resource, and give the events a try.

Come back and share your results with a comment below because I’d love to hear from you!!

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Annette Durbin

Annette has been an educator for more than 30 years working in the PK-6 elementary classroom, K-12 multi-language learner instructional specialist, district leadership, university professor, as well as a mentor for teachers nationwide. A National Board Certificated Teacher, Annette focuses her research on accelerating learning and advancing achievement, personalizing instruction, technology, and leadership in the education field.

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