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CRF’s Celebrate America

by Bill Hayes

With the Fourth of July coming up, make sure you take a look at Celebrate America, CRF’s site designed to give families and classrooms content and activities for meaningful and fun celebrations of America’s civic holidays.

Appealing to Americans of all ages, the Fourth of July site features:

  • The Story. The illustrated story behind American independence, with different reading levels and even a slide show and coloring book.
  • Around the Table. Ways for families to celebrate the Fourth: decorations and food that kids can prepare and a meaningful read-around activity for a Fourth of July meal.
  • Fun, Games, and Trivia. For home or school.
  • Holiday Theater. Short plays to perform, songs to sing, and even movie suggestions to make your celebration lively.
  • Arts and Crafts. Hands-on projects, many suitable for younger children.
  • Holiday Heroes. Profiles, fascinating facts, the words, and timelines of the lives of Americans who worked to create our nation.
  • Documents. Explanations and analyses of the words of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Symbols. Explanations of patriotic American images that help define the holiday.
  • Ideals and Realities. Questions and answers to explore the holiday more deeply.
  • Share Your Celebration. Tell others about your memories, ideas, and suggestions about celebrating the Fourth of July.
  • Kids Corner. Links to the many games, crafts, stories, and activities on the site that children age 5 to 8 can enjoy.

The Fourth of July site is provided by a generous grant from Dr. Jan Lipson.

www.crfcelebrateamerica.org