Tuesday, June 30, 2009

4th of July Traditions!

A Colorful 4th of July!

I love the 4th of July! It's another event on "my list" that brings out that warm fuzzy little kid excitement in me. There are 1000's of fun 4th of July Family Traditions! Here is one my favorites that we do every year....

We buy a few very large boxes of sidewalk chalk and each of our kids, usually the neighbor kids too, and any cousins or family that happens to be visiting draw HUGE brightly colored sidewalk murals. Up and down the sidewalk in front of our house, up the large driveway and anywhere they can find a piece of cement, they scrambled to draw, color, and create beautiful sidewalk masterpieces.

It's so much fun to see each little square of sidewalk colored so differently and the creative ideas that they come up with! Plus we always end up with a few squares saved for a game of hopscotch too.

Here a few other favorites!
  • Homemade ice cream
  • Matching 4th of July outfits for the little ones
  • The famous berry Fourth of July cake
  • Picnics & BBQ's
  • "I Love My Country Because....." finish the sentence
  • Declaration of Independence 101 (Educate your family)
  • Crafts and Projects for decorating and eating (FamilyFun.com)
  • And of course.......THE FIREWORKS!!!

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Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Hi from SITS!!!

This year my husband and both daughters have to work night shift on the 4th. :( So I'm staying home with the dog.

Sweet Blessings said...

Sidewalk chalk murals are so fun to create and look at afterwards! Can you believe the 4th is already around the corner!?? Blessings for a safe and memorable one! Amanda

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Your 4th of July traditions sound like the perfect way to celebrate!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Those sound like such fun traditions...especially the sidewalk murals!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh, I love your sidewalk mural tradition! So fun! Happy 4th!

Debbie said...

What fun traditions. I think we may have to "borrow" one or two of them as well.

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

What a wonderful and creative tradition! I love it!
I hope you will take photos and share with us this year.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

These are all such fantastic ideas! I am impressed. Side-walk chalk has become a way of life for us here, but I have never really thought a project like you suggested here. Something new!

New is always good in my house. :)

Hope you and your family enjoy a fantastic holiday weekend.


*~Petra~* said...

Oooh. I like the sidewalk chalk thing too. Kids of ANY ages would enjoy that. Including us older kiddies. :) Just stopping by from SITS. Have a great day. :)

Kristin said...

I love family traditions and will be back to your blog often for great ideas!!

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