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4th of July Resources

This is our first year learning about Independence day… so we are going rather topical and trying to see a broad picture and get a handle on a holiday that is 100% new to us! We had 3 different files we used… Currclick has a great speedy lapbook from homeschool bits HERE. It is just 1.00. We also used Gift of Curiosity’s site HERE. The Simple Homeschool also has a file we found a while ago. You can access their site HERE. Lulu Marketplace also has a freebie HERE.

Helpful printables:

  • Activity Village has a selection of printables etc on their site HERE.
  • Lots of great stuff on Lapbook Lessons HERE.
  • Mini book with DLTK HERE.
  • I have a collection on Education.com for Independence Day HERE. I will rate all the ones I use before ┬áthe end of our unit.
  • A free file from 2 Teaching Mommies HERE.
  • LapbookLessons is also very helpful HERE.
  • Maps on Free US and World Maps.com HERE.
  • Cute journalling pages thanks to Education to the Core HERE.

Crafts:

  • The Little Sewing Shop has a way to make your own firework like thing HERE.
  • We made flag fans by decorating paper and then doing an accordion fold before stapling the base.
  • I cannot find the instructions anymore, but we made fireworks on paper using paint, a plastic lid and a hammer… you put globs of paint on the paper (we used poster board), place a plastic lid on top of it and smack it with a hammer… SPLAT firework!
  • We made patriotic shakers (well they would have been if the kids had stuck with red white and blue)… two plastic cups, with beads inside, use a coloured masking tape to tape them together and decorate with stickers. Thanks to Lakeshore Learning store for that free craft! (HERE is the store site)

Books:

  • Independence Day by Helen Frost HERE
  • Independence Day by Marc Tyler Nobleman HERE
  • Red, White, and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw HERE
  • Celebrate Independence Day by Deborah Heiligman HERE
  • Independence Day by Elaine Landau HERE
  • Independence Day by Ann Heinrichs HERE
  • Calendar Mysteries: July Critters by Ron Roy HERE
  • Independence Day Crafts by Mary Berendes and Jean Eick HERE

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Canada Day EXPANDED!

July 1

Well belated Happy Canada Day. With our original post on the date HERE, it is time to expand on our activities and share some special red and white themed photos with you all!101_3048

photo (82a)101_3047101_3056I lucked out with Karyn’s package getting here in time for Trinity to wear her new Hello Kitty themed gear…101_3044

Oh and for ALL of us to take a turn with the themed Canadian sunglasses!

Emanuel

Emanuel

Trinity

Trinity

Gavin

Gavin

Zander

Zander

Echo

Echo

101_3038101_3110I love the beachblanket I picked up for a steal before we moved south and added to that the flag banner Karyn included.101_3054

101_3053101_3052Our schooling was totally Canadian focused with our lapbook…101_3058

101_3060And then another fireworks project. This one uses oil, water and food colouring. You can find the step by step instructions HERE thanks to The Little Sewing Shop. We had great results with less colours.101_3061

photo (82b)And for lunch, themed desert – strawberry jello with whipped cream topping!photo (82c)

We had a special book thanks to Grandma to read… M is for Maple by Mike Ulmer.101_3068

And Canadian pencils!

And Canadian pencils!

Then in the evening Anthony actually had a soccer game extremely local to us! So we packed up and enjoyed the sunshine with Darcy and her boys.101_3070

For more photos check HERE at our overflow entry!!

For more photos check HERE at our overflow entry!!

A great way to round off our Canada Day!photo (82)