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June 18, 2024

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Get Prepped for the Fourth!

Little kids love getting in on the fun. Here are four ways to get them involved in Independence Day.

1) Decorate the Bikes, Trikes & Scooters

Keep it simple and fun by using streamers in red, white and blue. Hit up Party City for their American sections for all kinds of ideas and accessories. Check out Pinterest to see all the many ways parents have helped kids fancy-up their ride-ons. Dress up the kids and don’t forget the helmets!


2) Let them Help you Make Red & White Treats

Of course, the dessert cake iced with white icing and decorated with strawberries and blueberries to make a flag is the classic. Other suggestions:

Yogurt popsicles
Red, white and blue bark
Rice Krispie treatsRed, white & blue cookies


3) STREAM “This is America,” Charlie Brown

From the voyage of the Mayflower to outer space, this multi-episode series is delightful for young kids to watch. They can groove with Snoopy and the gang and even hear a speech by Lucy on American heroes. You can buy an episode or a seaon at Amazon Prime.


4) Download Fourth of JulyPrintables
Fourth of July word searches, puzzles and coloring sheets are yours online.

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Susan Swindell Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief for this award-winning publication and all-things Nashville Parent digital creative. She's also an Equity actress, screenwriter and a mom of four amazing kids.