Fun Activities for the 4th of July

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Independence Day is right around the corner and there are many great ways to celebrate this momentous holiday – and you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your own residence. Don’t let this exciting holiday pass you by without joining in the fun with millions of other fellow Americans across the country. You don’t have to attend a pool party or light off fireworks to have a good time. Take a moment to read these easy ideas and you might find yourself appreciating this great holiday as much as we do!

See what’s on your community calendar. Chances are, your management office will have several festive activities planned in late June or early July that center around the red, white and blue. Grab a community calendar and get involved. Being social and celebrating with your neighbors is not only enjoyable, but can be beneficial to your long-term health.

It’s time to get crafty. Have you discovered Pinterest yet? If you are interested in arts and crafts and the don’t mind browsing the web, Pinterest offers millions of crafty ideas for people looking for interesting ways to celebrate the holidays. Looking for a unique 4th of July idea to send to the little ones in your life? Pinterest has you covered. Take a look at the hundreds of Independence Day crafts ideas they feature by clicking on this link here:

Get out the food coloring! Isn’t baking food so much better when it’s for someone else to enjoy? Try baking something simple this year for a friend or family member. Use a simple recipe that includes the stars and stripes. Cupcakes are always an easy bet. Mix with food coloring and make the base of the cupcake blue. Dye the frosting red and add white sprinkles. Not interested in baking? There are several recipes out there that won’t include preheating the oven.

Reflect on the true meaning of Independence Day. What is Independence Day really about? Remind the people in your life by having conversations about the Founding Fathers and what makes America the greatest nation in the world! To some, this holiday has nothing to do with roasting hotdogs or lighting sparklers. It’s about so much more than that. It’s not a bad idea to remind people.

Enjoy a 4th of July flick. Perhaps the best way to celebrate this great holiday is to relax at home with a bowl of popcorn and a patriotic movie. Consider viewing Independence Day with Will Smith and Bill Pullman. Do you remember that scene right before the troops go out to save the world and the President’s moving speech? It will give you goose bumps every time! If you haven’t seen this great movie, now is the time to enjoy this modern science fiction classic.

Watch a fireworks show on television. You don’t have to be outside to enjoy the beauty of fireworks lighting the night sky. Turn on the television and you’re sure to find a good fireworks show happening in the area. Many fireworks shows are synchronized to patriotic music, and some of the best fireworks shows are televised nationally. Have a neighbor come and enjoy the experience with you!

We hope these ideas help you have a great 4th of July holiday. Just pick one or two and have a good time. Just remember to have fun and stay safe! Happy Independence Day 2016!

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