Celebrate Independence Day – July 4th

In America, Independence Day is celebrated each year on July 4th commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It is a national holiday and is celebrated with community picnics and parades during the day, followed by spectacular fireworks displays in the evening.

I’m working on printable pages for the holiday which should be completed by the weekend. But in the meantime, here’s a 4th of July Wordsearch and some of the activities from Flag Day and the Summer Adventure Planner will also work. Check back on Monday for the new printables.

4th of July Wordsearch

Summer Adventure Planner

This printable Summer Adventure Planner is your ticket to a fun-filled summer! We have found that the key to having fun with kids is to plan ahead. We’ve done the brainstorming so you can fill out your calendar and get to having summer fun.

The 28 page Summer Adventure Planner includes:

  • Instructions on how to set up self maintained reward programs
  • Ready made pages and schedules
  • Blank theme pages and schedules
  • Reward charts
  • Summer calendar
  • Club plans
  • Reading and worksheet tracking pages
  • And More!

Choose the pages that best fit your family and themes. Here are helpful tips to help you get the most out of your summer adventures.


The summer months have been divided into 3 themes: June – Carnival, July – Rodeo/USA, August – Sports/Olympics. Use these themes as you buy reward stickers, plan games, activities and outings. You can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like.


Having a calendar filled out and posted on the wall will give everyone an idea of the fun to come! Fill in a simple activity on each square to bust those summer boredom blues!


These will be different for every family, but we’ve included sample ideas to get you thinking. Some families will want to do more, some less and some will want to tear up the schedule and forget it! Do what works best for your family.

Clubs & Rewards:

We’ve included forms to keep track of clubs and charts for stickers and rewards. We have a system set up with small rewards in a “treasure box.” Treasure is earned after a sticker chart is filled, usually about 5-7 stickers. Choose a method that will work for your family.

Here are some things to consider: Rewards should be simple and easy to earn. Some reward ideas are: stickers, erasers, pencils, small candies, small notebooks, party supply-type toys, etc. Rewards can also be for experience sharing, some ideas are: going for ice cream, playing a game with mom, having a water fight, etc. The thing to keep in mind is that you’ll want the kids to be rewarded often to keep the momentum of the clubs going.


Packets are to keep learning happening in a fun setting during the summer. Packets are also something to do when kids are bored or on a long car trip. Keep them simple and fun!

Summer Adventure Planner, 28 pages

More Summer Fun:

Celebrate Flag Day – June 14th

Celebrate Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th each year. Here are some printable worksheets and coloring pages to teach your children about Flag Day. Talk about the history of the flag, the design and even the rules that govern the flying and care of the flag.

Flag Day is also a good time to practice the Pledge of Allegiance. If your children don’t know it yet, begin by having them copy the words on the worksheet. If your children can already recite it, dig deeper into the meaning behind the words and have them write about what they learned.