Fourth of July comes in the summer, but if you are like us, you homeschool year round. Or, this unit will go nicely with any sort of patriotism holiday or other unit. Fireworks may last but a few minutes and after the swimming and food, the kids can have fun, learning about the Fourth of July.
I show my special needs son the Statue of Liberty and he says, “What’s that?” The meaning of the Fourth of July seems to wash over him. He simply does not connect the dots with ideas sometimes.
Educational color pages, puzzles, books and movies always illustrate Mom’s point painlessly. This is the meaning of Unschooling. My typical son (now 21) loved patriotic material and even liked to dig Civil War trenches in my backyard, but I digress…
You probably don’t want a chest-high hole in your backyard, so color pages, books and movies will work out just fine!
Fourth of July color pages
This great website, BrainyMaize.com has Patriotic mazes to use for any patriotic holiday that also allow the kids to practice handwriting.
Color With Fuzzy provides tons of simple Fourth of July color pages.
Crayola Crayon has Fourth of July color pages as well for you to use with your kids.
I also loved this Melonheadz Fourth of July contribution of the Pledge of Allegiance. Very cute.
You can also search on Pinterest for more color pages that will teach your children and keep them busy!
Itsy Bitsy has some free color by addition patriotic pages which are simple, but effective at keeping little hands occupied for the Fourth of July.
Look for these books on Amazon and download them on your Kindle app! The Bernstein Bears books was only .99. They cover various age groups and understanding about the holiday.
Fourth of July Videos
Liberty’s Kids always shows great educational videos about the beginning of our country. This one teaches kids about the first Fourth of July.
Schoolhouse Rock helps everyone sing along and learn at the same time! Watch Fireworks! a story about the Fourth of July.
Here is Cool School, a video teaching all about the Fourth of July.