Monday, June 24, 2013 / by Alicia Angstadt
Every year, the Fourth of July holiday honors the birth of our nation. Independence Day, as it’s also known, is a special day for every American and time for celebration. Both children and adults enjoy a variety of traditions that have grown to become popular pastimes for all. If you want to see a big smile on the face of your little ones this July 4, consider the following ways to make it a kid-friendly kind of fun.
Host A Cookout
One of the most popular traditions to enjoy over the Fourth of July holiday is a cookout with family and friends. Get out the grill, grab some hotdogs and hamburgers and get cooking. Children love cookouts and they also love playing outdoors. If you can find a way to combine both by hosting a cookout and inviting some of the other children in the neighborhood, along with family and friends, you will have a happy Fourth of July and so will your kids.
Take A Trip
Speaking of traditions, the July 4 holiday is one of the most popular times of the year for travel. If you really want to make this holiday fun for your kids, take them on a vacation. Whether it’s an amusement park, a weekend of camping, or a few days at the beach, make sure that you choose something that’s fun for everyone.
Take In A Fireworks Display
If your neighborhood or city is hosting a display of fireworks, take your child to see the show. Make sure that you watch the kids closely, especially in large crowds, and take the camera to capture some of the colorful displays that only a Fourth of July fireworks show can create.
Plan A Pool Party
If you have a pool in your backyard, the Fourth of July holiday is the perfect time to spend some time splashing around. With temperatures heating up, the cool water is sure to cool you down. Children love to spend an afternoon playing in the pool, but make sure that you get permission from all parents whose children you plan to invite to the party. Additionally, make sure that an adult is present to supervise the children at all times.
Have A Birthday Party
Because July 4 is a celebration of our nation’s birth, it would be the perfect day for a birthday party. All children love a birthday party complete with balloons, decorations and, of course, cake and ice cream.
Now that you know how to make the Fourth of July holiday fun for kids, make sure to take the time to enjoy the celebration yourself. After all, that’s what a holiday is all about.