The first one is made using dot markers/bingo markers. My son dipped the tip into water and smacked it down hard on a piece of paper. He liked this activity so much that he didn't want to stop!
For the 2nd craft, I placed a blob of red, white, and blue paint on a piece of black construction paper. The white one is made by dragging a toothpick through it. This was a little hard for my 3 year old so I placed my hand over his. The blue one is made using a q-tip so my son could make it by himself. The red one is a combination of the 2.
Craft inspiration from: Preschool Express
We also read two 4th of July Books.
Henry's Fourth of July by Holly Keller is about a family 4th of July adventure and the ways they celebrate. They go on a picnic, play in the pool, watch a parade, play games, and of course watch fireworks. I thought it was a cute book and perfect for my son's age.
On Independence Day by Judy Zocchi is a short book about the different ways Americans may celebrate the 4th of July. Again, perfect for my son's age as well as a little older. The pictures are colorful and very relateable to him.
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