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Day 176: A Reason to Celebrate

Celebrate the 4th of July with your preschoolers.  The following information was written and compiled by Fran Wisniewski.

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for school or homeschool success.

~ A Reason to Celebrate ~

Two hundred years ago, before the United States was born, King George III of England told the people who lived in the English colonies in America that they would have to pay taxes. That meant the people would have to pay money to the King of England.

The people living in the colonies didn’t think this was fair. Some of them got together to help the king understand what was good for the people of the colonies and what they thought was fair.

Unfortunately, the king would hear none of it and sent soldiers to make the colonists pay taxes to England.

The people of the colonies didn’t like this and got together again to talk a little more. They decided that they wouldn’t listen to the English king any longer! Some of the colonists signed a very important piece of paper that would separate England from the Colonies forever. The name of that paper was “The Declaration of Independence” and it was adopted on July 4th 1776.

On July 4th we celebrate the birth of our country, the United States of America. So this July 4th say, “Happy Birthday America!”

Read our nation’s Declaration of Independence

Celebrating our nation’s independence is a terrific way to show our children that we are grateful for our freedom.

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