Story Time

Fourth of July
Submitted by: Julie, Northwest
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Fourth of July Mice by:Roberts, Bethany
Four energetic mice enjoy a parade and other festivities on Independence Day.
Looking for Uncle Louie on the Fourth of July by:Whitehead, Kathy
A boy gets a big surprise when the low riders take part in the Independence Day parade.
America the Beautiful by:
Includes the first stanza of Katharine Lee Bates' poem, "America the Beautiful." "Cartwheel books"
Songs
On Independence Day
Sung to: "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
From Preschooleducation.com

Fireworks go snap, snap, snap!
Crack, crack, crack! Zap, zap, zap!
Fireworks make me clap, clap, clap
On Independence Day!
Statue of Liberty
Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot"
From Preschooleducation.com

I'm a giant statue, see my torch,
Symbol of freedom and peace for all.
See me in the harbor
So straight and tall,
Welcoming the people, one and all.
Craft
Fourth of July glasses: Use the large glasses die to cut out glasses in heavy-weight paper. Have children attach cut-outs or stickers of red, white, and blue stars and decorate with glitter glue.