Splashing into Summer
On the 4th of July, we celebrate Independence Day to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, when the 13 North American colonies declared their intention and right to be “Free and Independent States” and no longer be governed by the English monarchy.
FOR KIDS: MAKE A 4TH OF JULY ROCKET!
On Independence Day, we celebrate with fireworks, cook-outs, and hanging by the pool! But have you ever thought of making your own rocket using recyclables? Even though this rocket doesn’t fly in the sky, it is a festive way to celebrate! After making your rocket, learn more about why we celebrate Independence Day with one of these stories.
FOR PARENTS: WATER PLAY ON A HOT JULY DAY!
Water play can benefit children at all different developmental stages. Whether it is experimenting with water or investigating how objects sink or float in different types of water, children of all ages can participate in water play.
FOR EDUCATORS: TEACHING ABOUT WATER
Older students may be interested in learning about the water cycle or investigating during this water on a string experiment. Water is all around us and is a great and easy way to spark curiosity in students!