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“Happy birthday to us. Happy birthday to us. Happy birthday, America. Happy birthday to us.” This is the holiday that gave us the freedom of speech and a good fighting spirit. Any kid in the world can appreciate the desire to reign sovereign over themselves. So, let freedom ring a little louder for them on this Fourth of July with some hands-on time in the kitchen. You should probably still man the grill, but we’ll put them in charge of dessert.
Watch & Learn
Brunch Bread Bake – Kid Made Recipe
Super Rainbow Breakfast – Kid Made Recipes
I Tried out for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Independence Day Trivia Challenge
Fireman Sam-Safety Fireworks
Fourth of July-Schoolhouse Rocks
Jokes for your kids
(Because he was a firequacker.)
Free (printable) Patriotic Party Decorations
*Source: Uncommon Goods
TAKE A DEEP DIVE
Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwich Cookies
- Ingredients for homemade ice cream or store-bought flavor of choice.
- Ingredients for homemade cookies or refrigerated cookie dough.
- Red, white, and blue sprinkles.
- Aluminum foil.
Optional: Ice Cream Ball for making ice cream at home.
Make and bake your cookie flavor of choice (we like a classic chocolate chip or sugar cookie). Just be sure the cookies are on the smaller side so the ice cream sandwich doesn’t become a little too epic for the little people.
While cookies are cooling, it’s time to make your ice cream if you’re going all in with the homemade version. If using the Ice Cream Ball, add all necessary ingredients and put the kids to work. Tell them to get rolling and let them wear themselves out with it for the 25-30 minutes it takes the ice cream to set.
Once cookies are completely cool and ice cream is set, get the assembly line ready with cookies, ice cream, and sprinkles.
Let the kids scoop a walnut-sized ball of ice cream in between two cookies (a melon-baller works great for this).
Have them flatten the cookie sandwiches slightly and then roll edges in sprinkles.
Let set for at least an hour.
Covet & Collect
Sushi Bazooka sarter package
Get your groove on
- Kids in America by Kim Wilde
- R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. by John Mellencamp
- Firework by Katy Perry
- Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
- Saturday in the Park by Chicago
- Shake it Out by Florence and the Machine
- I’ve Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash
- Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen
- Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
- Living in America by James Brown
- American Pie by Don McLean
- What a Wonderful World by Sam Cook
by Deborah J Short
by Janet S. Wong
by Paul B. Janeczko
by Martin Jarrie
LOOK UP THE STARS
Who better to lead us into a celebration of America’s independence than the constellation for our national bird, Aquila, the Eagle? Did you know that we launched the spacecraft, Pioneer 11, in 1973 and it’s heading for one of Aquila’s stars? We’ve got a while to wait though. It will take the Pioneer about 400 million years to do its flyby.
GET SOME STAR-GAZING ASSISTANCE
Go Pool hopping!
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03 | Celebrate Solstice
04 | Camping
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