Fourth of July - Celebrate Our Birthday! - The Focus Foundation

Fourth of July – Celebrate Our Birthday!

What will you do this Fourth of July?

This year it’s a long weekend that includes Monday, July 5! So, what’s your favorite go-to celebration?

  • Have a backyard movie night
  • Go camping
  • Have a game night
  • Have a jam session with patriotic songs
  • Enjoy a backyard barbecue
  • Go on a picnic
  • Go to the fireworks, make fireworks in a jar (see below)
  • Read a good book (see below)

Fireworks In A Jar!!


Ingredients:

  • Clear glass container (mason jar)
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Food coloring


Directions:

  • Fill your jar 3/4 full with warm water.
  • In a separate bowl, mix 3 – 4 tablespoons of oil and several drops of different colors of food coloring
  • Use a fork to gently mix the oil and food coloring together.
  • Gently pour into the water.


Let’s think about it:

  • What do you think will happen?
  • The food coloring will slowly sink out of the oil and into the water? Why doesn’t the oil sink? What happens to the colors? Do they remain separated? What colors mix? What is the final color of the water?
  • Compare to fireworks: same? Different?


Science:
Oil is less dense than water, the colored droplets are heavier than the oil. When they sink, they begin to dissolve, making it look like an explosion.

Fourth of July Reading Fun

Fourth of July - Celebrate Our Birthday! - The Focus Foundation

Corduroy’s Fourth of JulyThis board book is sure to be a hit with little ones who adore Corduroy! This story follows Corduroy as he enjoys a picnic, swims in a pool, walks in a parade, and watches fireworks at night’s end. Ages 2 – 3.

Fourth of July - Celebrate Our Birthday! - The Focus Foundation

It’s The Night Before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show. The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday! Ages 3 – 5.

Fourth of July - Celebrate Our Birthday! - The Focus Foundation

The Berenstain Bears God Bless Our Country. Follow the Bear Family and their neighbors as they celebrate Independence Day with a big parade. Ages 4-8.

Fourth of July - Celebrate Our Birthday! - The Focus Foundation

Apple Pie Fourth of July – A refreshing and eye-opening look at how one Chinese American family celebrates the Fourth of July. Ages 4-7.

Fourth of July - Celebrate Our Birthday! - The Focus Foundation

Fourth of July Jokes for Kids – In this book, kids learn funny patriotic jokes that they can share with their family and friends this 4th of July. Ages 8+.

Fourth of July - Celebrate Our Birthday! - The Focus Foundation

Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags: The Story of the Fourth of July Symbols — Read about the symbols that we associate with the Fourth of July and how they came to be ages 8-12.

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