Tuesday, June 30, 2009

4th of July Week!

I LOVE the 4th of July!! There are so many fun things to do with your fam, and I found some really great ideas we can do at home this week. I also think it is the BEST time to help our kids realize how incredibly blessed we are to live where we do, and to help them learn to appreciate our basic freedom, things I think we all tend to take for granted.

The thing I am looking forward to making the most this week is this:

I found this on Tip Junkie, isn't it darling?? A flag made out of your childrens handprints and footprints... I love it!

Since it is FINALLY feeling like summer here, I thought these little fans would be fun and easy to make, especially if you are at a park waiting for fireworks or a parade. I think I will just use solid blue and red paper, and let the kids stamp stars and paint stripes.

(I found this craft on Familyfun.com)

And finally since we will be spending alot of this week out enjoying the sun, a cool treat is just what we need. How cool are these rocket pops??

And you have to love this idea...

Make red and blue ice cubes with Kool-Aid or a sports drink, then pour some clear soda over them and watch the drink fizzle! My kids are gonna love it!

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July, and God Bless America!


Kristen Weller said...

You are so cute! I don't think the flag would be as cute with 2 adult-sized feet, so we'll have to wait on that one.

~Conradis~ said...

I love it ALL, thanks!

Hollie Hanson said...

LOVE it! I am so going to make that picture with my washable paints!!!