If you’re not planning anything big for this 4th of July and just want to spend a nice long weekend with your spouse and kids in your own backyard, good for you. Life with kids
can be is pretty busy and hectic and something a few days with nothing to do sounds like a perfect plan for celebrating a holiday. Though let’s be realistic for a moment: “nothing to do” is just wishful thinking because when you have kids there is always something to do. There is a game to be played, a book to be read or a child to run after.
There is a big chance these 4th of July gifts will keep your children entertained and give you a break to just sit down on your deck and relax. The best part about these patriotic gifts for kids is that they will not only engage but will also teach them some interesting facts about the American geography and history. Win-win situation!
5 Patriotic Gifts for Kids
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Color all 50 states and learn about what makes its state unique. Discover specific historical landmarks and monuments of nature. Referring to this map as giant is not an exaggeration. It is really super big.
Every US presidents started out as a regular kid and this book tells us their stories. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother. Bill Clinton was clumsy and once broke his leg jumping rope. Regular kids with regular childhood problems.
Have you read the book The Scrambled States of America? It’s a funny story about the states that wanted to change their positions so they could see more of the country. Needless to say it all goes wrong and they end up going back to their original places. The game Scrambled States is based on the book.
The puzzle is made of jumbo-sized pieces that are easy to handle by kids. Each state is brightly colored and features the state name and capital. Most of them also have an illustration of what makes them unique, like the bold eagle for Minnesota or trumpet for Louisiana.
Grab a coin and start scratching state by state until you reveal the whole map underneath. Start with your own state and move on to the neighboring states or try first the states you visited so far. Either way this will be a fun activity.