Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Here is what we did in honor of the 4th of July!!

* Learned about the parts of the American flag and counted each stripe and star.

* Found what was missing on a flag printout and therefore added the stars back in using our fingers dipped in white paint.
Jelly Bean looks so enthused, doesn’t she?  We tried to get her to dip her finger in the paint, but she would have nothing to do with that. She still doesn’t like to get messy..except when eating, but even then she wants to use a million napkins.

* Made firework art. It was Jaybird that remembered about the smiley face fireworks he has seen. So of course he had to add that!  :-)

* After firework art, JayBird had the idea of making a firework out of Tinker Toys. Love his creativity!


* Made an American flag cake! Mmmm!!

Into my readers' hearts:
~ What did you do to celebrate and learn about Independence Day?
~ I found myself having a difficult time trying to share what this holiday is about with my preschooler. How do you share this day's significance with your preschooler?

Happy Independence Day


Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

What great Independence Day projects! :D I think what you are doing with their art and maybe reading some books on their level might help.

Visiting from Mingle Monday! Great to meet you!

Joy said...

Loved your post! You gave some awesome ideas!

Stopping by from Mingle Monday!