No matter what you have planned this Fourth of July, tradition is likely a big part of it. Make new traditions and keep family favorites fun with these easy ideas.
Now is a great time to explain to your children what makes our country so special. And if you're inspired to jump right in, we've got a list of great kids' books about the U.S. and lyrics to some grand old patriotic songs.
Instructions for making a Fourth of July crown from craft foam.
Some of our favorite picks of cute kids celebrating the birth of our nation this Fourth of July.
Instructions for making a colorful Fourth of Julyconfetti launcher.
Here are some ways to support U.S. troops and their families.
Instructions for making a fruity Fourth of July treat.
Set up a friendly competition with this tossable tic-tac-toe. Perfect for a block party or an afternoon barbeque, the kids will love the life-size version of this childhood classic.
The mom of two boys--one with autism, the other with sensory issues and anxiety--explains how her family celebrates this often-raucous holiday, amping up the fun in a way that works for them.