Below are a few of the activities George and I did to celebrate the fourth of July.
*I didn't have George blow the glue through a straw. I thought this may be a bit too much for him. I just put the glue on the paper and George and I sprinkled the glitter together.
This is a string of stars we made. George LOVED the stars. He colored them blue and red. Once they were up, he counted them over and over. He's really into stars right now :) Here is a link to the activity.
I showed George the colors of the flag. He colored what he wanted and started something new. A true two-year-old :) He really liked his name on the paper, too. The link to this flag was ridiculously long. If you google "American flag coloring sheet," one will come up.
We plan to make a star necklace to wear while he watches the parade. I like the Enchanted Learning one below, minus the penny. I get a little nervous with such small objects and George.
We also watched a Youtube video of children seeing "America, the Beautiful." George really enjoyed this, too. He sang words that only he understood and swayed back and forth to the music. My heart was so warmed. Here is a link to the video we watched. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I3DyfQWClY
Our last, but certainly not least, activity was to read a prayer about gratitude from George's "Beginner's Bible." We thanked God for our freedom to play, sing and dance. This also really warmed my heart. George was so attentive. He even wrapped up our prayer with an "Amen." Here is a link to this book. http://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Bible-Book-Prayers-ebook/dp/B005AHR26I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341372055&sr=8-1&keywords=the+beginner%27s+bible+book+of+prayers
We have had a blast doing fun activities leading up to the fourth of July. Tomorrow's parade and firework festivities will be a memorable time, too. This will be George's first parade and first time to watch the fireworks. I hope you have a wonderful fourth of July with your family and friends, also. If you know someone who serves, make sure to give that person a big "thank you." What a great time to also thank God for the freedoms our nation has and to continue to pray for our nation and its leaders. Have a happy fourth of July!