4th of July – Prepare the celebration with your kids

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Whether you are going to celebrate 4th of July – Independence Day – with your host family and your kids or not, there are some great ideas out there to prepare for the day with your kids. (Click the picture or the heading to read more!)

  • All you has some great patriotic 4th of July crafts including candy bottle rockets, DIY fireworks, pinwheels, banners, lanterns, buckets, and more (All you link).
  • DLTK’s growing together offers coloring pages, crafts, games and puzzles, printables, recipes, and more for the topic of 4th of July (DLTK’s Link)
  • Enchanted Learning has activity books, flags, strings of stars, and more on their page (Enchanted Learning Link).
  • Better Homes and Gardens has examples for rocket centerpieces, flag-themed centerpieces, 4th of July buckets, fan favors, drink holders, crowns, snack cartons, and more (BHG link and link).
  • On Youtube from Tanner Vlogs “DIY 4th of July Crafts” and Select Blinds “4th of July Craft” and how about FamilyFun magazine’s “How to make party poppers for 4th of July crafts

Personalized Party Accessories and FavorsFood is part of any celebration and families in the U.S. can get very creative. Here are some examples:

Check also for Memorial Day crafts and foods 🙂

If you don’t want to spend the day with your host family, there are some great pages out there with offers for 4th of July trips and ideas:

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By the way, during my year, I (Anja) went to Washinton D.C. for 4th of July – I traveled with Cultural Hi-Ways and had a great time 🙂


4th of July in D.C.


What are your favorite ideas? How are you spending 4th of July? Post your comments below!

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