4th of July means flags, fireworks and peach cobbler. Virginia’s history standards for kindergarten includes teaching about Independence Day. It’s a little more difficult to teach about Independence Day when you aren’t in school in July…so, this was always my last shared reading of the year. It is completed with a student art activity showing a skyline and fireworks overhead.
About the peach cobbler: my birthday is the 2nd of July, but we always celebrated with my extended family at a campground and a peach cobbler for my birthday “cake.”
Today, it means FREE things for your students.
FREEBIES ON THE 4TH of July
1. 4th of JUly America 4 Square
I have included a 4 square writing template with a 4th of July theme. Typically this format is used with early readers and writers as predictable text.
Students could make sentences, “We love the USA. We see the fireworks. We see the flag. We see the parade. We the military.”
Students who are writing independently can use the 4 square format to write stories similar to: “We love the USA. We see the fireworks. They are above the city. We see the flag is it red, white, and blue. We see the parade. We like the band. We see the military. My dad is in the Navy. We love the USA.”
2. 4th of July Word Card
This word card can be put in a writing center. Students can use the word cards to write about the USA. They can also use the words to sort words by syllables or sort by person, place or thing. Students can also use the words for an alphabetical order activity.
3. Pledge of Allegiance Poster and Cloze Activity
Especially on the 4th of July, we can hear the Pledge of Allegiance. This free set includes an 8 1/2 x 11 poster and a cloze activity. Posters can go home with parents for practice OR students can fill in the high frequency words in the pledge and take their paper home for practice.
4. 4th of JUly Red, White, and Blue Alphabet
This contains alphabet headers for a word wall or sequencing activity. There are 26 cards with a red, white, and blue design.
The 4th of July FREEBIES can be downloaded by clicking on the title picture, or the picture below.
Enjoy the 4th and thank a veteran for your FREEDOM!