July 2, 2012 by lorettelavine | Edit
I have been looking around for activities to celebrate the Fourth of July, preschool style.
My search has yielded many neat things you can do with your child or in my case grandchild in preparation for the Fourth of July.
My favorite find, so far, is from Toddler Approved. It is beckoning the child in me to the arts and crafts store.
In the spirit of George Washington…I cannot tell a lie. This week, along with the many recollections of past Fourth of July celebrations, is one of my favorite weeks of the summer
Celebrating July 4th always brings with it a flood of memories …and thankfully creates many new ones as well.
Some of my past reminiscences include…
sparklers (back in the day) when fireworks were sold fairly freely,
Macy’s spectacular fireworks on the Hudson River,
1976 the year of the Bicentennial Tall Ships in the New York harbor.
The Fourth, Chicago style with a village parade followed by an evening picnic and Lakefront fireworks with a group of close friends.
This year will again be a celebration with friends culminating in a beautiful fireworks display in our own neighborhood
As Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever plays and the “bombs” burst in the air over head, I will be smiling and remembering past celebrations while enjoying the sparkle in the eyes of my granddaughter as she watches her first fireworks.
Memories in the making…
What are some of your favorite Fourth of July memories?
How are you celebrating this year…any fun kids activities?