Summer is in full swing around here. We are enjoying taking a break from school and spending a lot of time outdoors and at home. Even though it is summer, us homeschooling moms are always looking for opportunities to keep our kids learning. If you have a child that is a reluctant writer, writing prompts are a fun way to get them writing. I love to find seasonal and holiday themed prompts to keep my kids active with writing. I thought it would be fun to put together a bunch of free writing prompts for Independence Day!
The Fourth of July is a big holiday around our neighborhood. We love celebrating our nation and are proud to be Americans. We always have friends over for a cookout and we do fireworks and sparklers with friends and family. Usually our neighbors join in as well. There are always lots of memories to be made around this holiday each summer.
My girls really enjoying hosting this holiday celebration at our house. They like to help make fun desserts, and festive appetizers. They like to decorate the house in patriotic decor. We read books about the birth of our country, the kids like to draw and do some fun patriotic themed crafts. I call it “holiday school”. We will spend a week usually doing fun things like that and getting ready to host for the big day.
Fun Holiday Themed Writing Prompts:
One of the other things I like to do during the holidays is to assign them some writing prompts. This helps to keep their writing skills and hand writing practice over summer break. Assign is more of a school/teacher word, so I guess I don’t really like to assign my kids things to do. What I do instead is to gather up a few different things for them to choose from. They usually get excited about this and are very eager and willing to participate when I make it more of a choice, and not a school assignment.
Check out all these Free Writing Prompts for Independence Day:
Here are some fun 4th of July Coloring Pages to go along with the writing prompts:
These are some great books to lay around the house and read aloud close to the Fourth of July:
The Fourth of July Story
Story Of Americas Birthday
Independence Cake: A Revolutionary Confection Inspired by Amelia Simmons
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!