Raise the Flag

Start a new family tradition that reminds your children of the freedoms we celebrate every year on this day:

If You Have a Flag
Break out the stars and stripes and assemble the family for a flag ceremony. Let everyone place the flag in a holder or raise it on a flagpole together, then have your kids lead a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Don’t Own a Flag?
Lead the kids in a rousing rendition of George M. Cohan’s “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” You can find versions of the song and lyrics on youtube.com. Cohan also wrote “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy,” another fun, patriotic song. (And put buying a flag on you to-do list for next year’s celebration; you can find one for as little as $15.)

Make a Flag
Help your kids make their own flags out of construction paper, then glue the flags to sticks and wave them as you celebrate the day.

Later today, plan to attend a free fireworks display. To find one near you, follow this link: http://www.atlantaparent.com/article/detail/fourth_of_july_events

Check out the other 65 Days of Summer Fun ideas here.