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Crafts for Every Holiday

Independence Day: July 4

Despite all the parades and the hoopla, do you and your children really know the details surrounding Independence Day? How long has it been since you've read the Declaration of Independence? Do you even have a copy? Get a copy of The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh and read it with your kids. Get a copy of the Declaration of Independence and frame it.

Start off the day with a red, white, and blue breakfast. Fresh blueberries, strawberries, and a little cream would fit the bill. Have a family picnic or a neighborly potluck. If you decide to attend a parade, make it an event. Pack some old-fashioned lemonade and healthy snacks (a mix of dried fruits and nuts works well). Bring a flag for waving and some kazoos or small horns to blow. Have a blanket or chairs for sitting down and some wipes for dirty hands and faces. These accouterments would be helpful at the evening fireworks, as well.

Christmas in July

Pick a day at the end of July, when kids are just beginning to get the "I'm bored" summer blues, to plan your December holiday festivities and gifts in advance. Play some holiday music. Start assembling the materials you'll need for holiday crafts and get started. Nobody will have time to be bored!



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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Crafts with Kids © 1998 by Georgene Lockwood. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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