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Fun Learning for the 4th of July
Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 27, 2012 @ 1:52 am In Summertime | 4 Comments
Plan for fun and learning on the 4th of July with these menu, book, and movie ideas.
The Fourth of July is next week?! How did that happen? Time is flying.
It seems that the 4th often takes our family by surprise. Last year, the sun was setting and one of the kids said, “Today was the 4th of July?”
Apparently, I didn’t plan well last year since the child didn’t even know what day it was. This year I’m going to do differently.
Since we can’t all live on the eastern seaboard and have ready access to Colonial reenactments  and monuments, there are still some things we can do to make Independence Day more real.
While modern tradition dictates hot dogs and hamburgers for the 4th, consider these vintage twists on your regular Independence Day fare:
Whether you watch a movie or dig into a good book, the stories of those who fought for freedom, albeit imperfectly, are certainly worth watching or reading. Depending on the availability at your library, you may still have time to request these and get them by the weekend.
Put a few plans in place today so that next week’s “holiday” has extra meaning.
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 ready access to Colonial reenactments: http://lifeasmom.com/2012/05/lets-tour-colonial-williamsburg.html
 book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0440442508/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0440442508&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0440442508
 movie: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004IDBEMS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004IDBEMS&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B004IDBEMS
 book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316517305/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0316517305&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0316517305
 Happy Birthday, America: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031238050X/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=031238050X&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20&l=as2&o=1&a=031238050X
 The 4th of July Story: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689718764/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0689718764&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0689718764
 National Treasure: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QSPQ3O/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003QSPQ3O&linkCode=as2&tag=oflwtf-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003QSPQ3O
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