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Fourth of July
Submitted by: Donna Marie, Freeman
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
America My Country 'Tis of Thee by:Smith, Samuel Francis
Patriotic Songs Series; edited by Sara E. Hoffman. Illustrations by Todd Ouren. This is a presentation of the patriotic song, "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and all pictures were created digitally.
Hats Off for the Fourth of July by:Ziefert, Harriet
Spectators wait to see what will come next as they watch the town's Fourth of July parade. Illustrations by Gustaf Miller (Viking Publishers)
Parade by:Crews, Donald
Illustrations and brief text present the various elements of a parade-the spectators, street vendors, marchers, bands, floats and the clean-up afterward.
Apple Pie 4th of July by:Wong, Janet S.
A Chinese-American child fears that the food her parents are preparing to sell on the Fourth of July will not be eaten. Illustrations by Margaret Chodos-Irvine.
Songs
Head & Shoulders Baby
Head and Shoulder's baby 1-2-3
Head and Shoulder's baby 1-2-3
Head and Shoulders
Head and Shoulders
Head and Shoulders baby 1-2-3

Repeat with different 2-part combinations. This is to get the wiggles out of the children and ready to read.
If You're Happy and You Know it
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you're happy and you know it, than your face will surely show it.
If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.
2-stamp your feet
3-shout hooray
4-do all three
Shout Hooray for USA
Sung to "If you're happy and you know it"
If you love the USA clap your hands!
If you love the USA clap your hands
If you love the USA clap your hands and shout hooray!
If you love the USA clap your hands.
2-stamp your feet
3-tap your cheeks
4-do all three
from Mailbox June/July 2003 p. 15 Sarah Booth
March, March, March!
March, March, March! March and hold my hand (hold hands and march in place)
March, march, march! Pretend we're a band (march in place and pretend to play instruments)
March, march, march, we can march
we can march as one
(March in a circle or line with hand on waists or shoulders)
March, march, March we can march, Marching is such fun (march in place swinging arms)
-Anonymous
Craft
Popsicle Flags: Materials needed: red, white or blue popsicle sticks (one per child) a pre-printed flag on regular paper (3x2") glue stick Directions: Have the child glue the flag onto their popsicle stick for a mini waving flag.
Other
Handout coloring pages:
Firecracker bursting with Happy Fourth of July sign
Patriotic Ribbon
Notes
Storytime with craft should not take longer than 45 minutes maximum if fourth story is included.