Independence Day books (and songs) for kids!
June 23, 2010
The 4th of July has always involved fireworks, watermelon, American flags, and patriotic songs for me. My dad used to always blast a collection of patriotic tunes through the house on July 4th, so I grew up loving these songs.
I've shared these patriotic songbooks before, but I thought I would mention them again because we love them so much. They are all illustrated by Todd Ouren. We were able to find all of them at our library.
I like these books because they are beautifully illustrated and are familiar songs to me. We like to sit together and just sing them as we turn the pages. I find that the illustrations engage Juliet in a way that me singing the song on my own just can't.
America: My Country 'Tis of Thee
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
America the Beautiful
You're a Grand Old Flag
The Star Spangled Banner
Juliet and I are going to try our hand at some Independence Day crafts over the next few days, so hopefully, we'll have something fun to share with you next week. At the very least, we will have a craft fail to share, but I'm hoping for some good results!
Do you have any favorite Independence Day books to share?