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American Flag Fruit Kebabs – Deconstructed for Kids

My older sister shared this gorgeous photo with me on Facebook last week: It comes from a site called Menus 4 Moms, and they really did a nice job. I was inspired to do the same thing with my kids (as were about a hundred other people, judging by the photos on Pinterest). I sent Joe to the grocery store for bananas, blueberries, and strawberries (my kids’ 3 favorite fruits anyway), and I set out to make a pretty American flag. And then it occurred to me that the kids would not have fun if I told them how they … Read more

15 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day with Kids

How to Celebrate July 4th with Kids

What Do We Really Celebrate on July 4th? Let’s start by calling it what it really is, Independence Day, and not simply the fourth day of the seventh month of the year. During the 1700s, cities were not good places to be in the hot summer months. Disease spread quickly with no means of prevention and no cures. Everyone who could escaped to the countryside to avoid the heat, the stench, and the disease. During the summer of 1776, 56 men from all 13 original colonies remained in the center of Philadelphia, acting as the Continental Congress. The American Revolution had … Read more