Story Time

4th of July
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Fourth of July mice! by:Bethany Roberts
Four energetic mice enjoy a parade and other festivities on Independence Day.
Olivia forms a band by:Ian Falconer
Olivia decides there has to be a marching band at the fireworks display, even if she has to do it herself.
Hats off for the Fourth of July! by:Harriet Ziefert
Spectators wait to see what will come next as the watch the town's Fourth of July parade.
McDuff saves the day by:Rosemary Wells
Fred, Lucy, the baby, and McDuff go to the lake for a Fourth of July picnic, but when ants consume all of their food it's up to McDuff to find something for them to eat.
Happy Birthday, America! by:Marsha Wilson Chall
Joined by an army of aunts, uncles, and cousins, eight-year-old Kay and her family celebrate the Fourth of July
Phoebe's parade by:Claudia Mills
Not even her brother's teasing can spoil Phoebe's excitement about being a Peewee Majorette in the Fourth of July parade.
Happy birthday, America by:Mary Pope Osborne
The whole family joins in a lively small-town celebration of Independence Day, including a parade, a picnic, music, and fireworks. An author's note explains the origin of the celebration of July 4th.
Songs
Fireworks, Fireworks
(To the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

Fireworks, fireworks
Fill the sky, shining on the fourth of July
See them shoot up, see them flare,
See them light up everywhere,
Fireworks, fireworks fill the sky,
Shining on the Fourth of July.

http://www.theholidayzone.com/fourth/julysongs.html
Craft
American Flag Fan
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