How do you explain or teach the meaning of the 4th of July to your kids?

We usually keep it simple by telling them it is the US's birthday, when the US was created and gained their independence.

Sometimes we have printed out coloring pages, watched a video or read a book. That's all I can think of at the moment and my husband wasn't much help in jarring my memory! ;) We haven't done much yet today since we are celebrating on Sunday, not today.

How about you?

8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
8Theresa Gould
So does my husband and he has gone into things deeper with the older ones, who have already studied it. But I think watching some of the videos from the History channel tonight might be fun to do with the children.
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