KidLit Crafts and Activities for Independence Day

* HAPPY 4th of JULY! *
CELEBRATE America’s Birthday by
Reading 4th of July themed picture books
and
Making 4th of July Crafts!

 

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My Fourth of July: Spinelli, Jerry, Day, Larry: 9780823442881: Amazon.com: Books

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MAKE A 4th July Drum

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Independence Cake: A Revolutionary Confection Inspired by Amelia Simmons, Whose True History Is Unfortunately Unknown: Hopkinson, Deborah, Potter, Giselle: 9780385390170: Amazon.com: Books

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Celebrate American independence with this delightful picture book as you travel to Revolutionary America and meet the amazing Amelia Simmons: mother’s helper, baker of delectable cakes, and soon-to-be authoress of the first American cookbook!

Master of the historical fiction picture book Deborah Hopkinson takes us back to late eighteenth-century America and the discombobulated home of Mrs. Bean, mother of six strapping sons, who simply can’t manage—until Amelia Simmons arrives and puts things in order. And how well she cooks—everything from flapjacks to bread pudding to pickled cucumbers! She even invents new recipes using American ingredients like winter squash. Best of all, she can bake, and to honor the brand-new president, George Washington, she presents him with thirteen Independence Cakes—one for each colony. “Delicious!” he proclaims. Author’s Note and original recipe included!

MAKE An Independence Cake

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Allrecipes | Food, friends, and recipe inspiration

Surprise Inside Independence Cake Recipe | Allrecipes

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Lady Liberty's Holiday: Arena, Jen, Hunt, Matt: 9780553520675: Amazon.com: Books

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Hit the road and see America with the Statue of Liberty!

The Statue of Liberty is feeling a little blue, despite being green. As much as she loves welcoming people to America, standing still for over a hundred years has left her with a stiff neck, aching arms, and a cramp in her leg. This lady could use a vacation!

With some encouragement from her friend Moe the pigeon, Lady Liberty takes off to see the rest of America! She explores the sandy beaches of Cape Cod, the waving wheat fields of Kansas, the breathtaking grandeur of the Grand Canyon, and the cozy sunshine of the California coastline. But will Lady Liberty make it back to New York City for the Fourth of July? And will she even want to?

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Amazon.com: The Night Before the Fourth of July (9780448487120): Wing, Natasha, Wummer, Amy: Books

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It’s the night before the Fourth of July and all across the United States people are getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. Decked in red, white, and blue, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and of course, watches a fireworks show. The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!

MAKE Firework Prints

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About the Book

This humorous and factual history of five lads who grew up to become Founding Fathers brings the early days of American history to life with sass and substance, in Lane Smith’s inimitable style.

MAKE A Quill Pen

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Independent Dames

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Listen up! You’ve all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn’t they play a part?

Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched information and thoughtfully detailed illustrations, acclaimed novelist and picture-book author Laurie Halse Anderson and charismatic illustrator Matt Faulkner prove the case in this entertaining, informative, and long overdue homage to those independent dames!

MAKE A Macrame Patriotic Bracelet
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Red, white and blue bracelet made with macrame

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About the Book

Written in poetic verse, THE FLAG WE LOVE tells the story of how Old Glory solidified its place in the history and heritage of our nation – from its conception to its role in peace and war. This beautifully illustrated tribute to America’s greatest symbol has inspired young readers since its publication in 1996.

Unlike any other picture book about the American flag, THE FLAG WE LOVE evokes the passion and emotion Americans feel toward the Stars and Stripes. It is a way for children and adults alike to get to know and recognize the significance behind the symbol they see every day but do not fully understand.

MAKE A Patriotic Handprint of the American Flag

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MEGAN CAHILL-ASSENZA – is from Northport, NY, and a recent Children’s Literature Fellow from Stony Brook University. A writer, filmmaker, and animal lover, Megan is pursuing a career to become a children’s author. She currently works in the Academic Tutoring Center at Suffolk County Community College and going to school to become an Orton Gillingham Reading Teacher.
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