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Patriotic Fun!

This week to prepare for the fun of July 4th, Fi and I have been doing a unit on Independence Day! We've gone through the whole spiel of why America has an Independence Day plus been working on this adorable unit from teacherspayteachers

and this cute cursive set as well! Did you know that the legal separation of the thirteen colonies actually occurred on July 2, 1776 when the second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of Independence? Congress just spent two extra days working on the wording of the Declaration of Independence and finally approved it on July 4th. Also, the Declaration of Independence probably didn't actually get signed until August 2nd according to historians.

After our printable and history lesson were done for the day, we moved onto the

Fireworks In A Jar activity!

You'll need:

A large jar



Food coloring

Just fill your jar 3/4 of the way with warm water, then in a bowl or plate put 4 tablespoons of oil and drop 3-4 drop-off each color of food coloring and mix it with the oil.

Then pour it into the jar and as the the food coloring drops out of the oil, it dissolves into the water with a little fireworks like burst!

Then Fi created a new activity afterwards just dumping water onto the mixing plate to watch the colors come to life.

Fi always enjoys our colorful activities! This one was great because it was easy to do when we were short on time and we were able to quickly do it multiple times!

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