I love vintage stuff. (Is it because I am vintage myself??) Whatever.
Here are a few vintage patriotic pictures that you could download and use as place cards at your 4th of July dinner with your grandkids.
Or put in picture frames, Or, you could have your grandkids put together a patriotic booklet with them.
Or, you could make coasters. Or, make place mats out of them. Or, print small copies and put them in the bottom of muffin tins for a bean bag toss.
You, Dear Reader, are so clever, clever that I’m sure you could find many ways to use these fun vintage pictures. Continue reading
It’s almost the 4th of July.
Does your family gather ’round to celebrate this wonderful holiday?
Do you need some ideas of activities that your grandkids can do?
Wonderful! I have found some 4th of July activities that I just HAD to share with you. Continue reading
For quite a few years, I have been very patriotic. Long before it was “in.”
I have even decorated one of our bathrooms with patriotic wall hangings.
I am so grateful to the men and women who have served in the military and especially those who gave their lives while fighting for our freedoms. So, patriotic holidays have a special meaning for me.
The 4th of July will be here in a just a moment or two. Wahoo! Have you got plans to celebrate it with the grandkiddos? Continue reading
I had a few spare minutes today and took time to catch up on my Internet reading of grandmother sites. I especially like this article by Susan Adcox Teaching Patriotism on the Fourth of July, or Any Day.
Even if it might be a tad too late to incorporate some of her suggestions today, you can tuck them away for a future date.
So, check it out!
Last week, I was out of town to a conference for work. I should have been organized and should have written up ideas of 4th of July activities that you can do with your grandchildren before I left. Key word phrase there is “should have.” Alas, I wasn’t that on top of things. Sigh.
So, in the event that you aren’t ready for the big day tomorrow, here are some links to previous posts of ideas of what you can do to have a fun time with the grandkids as you celebrate the founding of our nation.
Please note the titles for these posts. Aren’t the exceptionally clever and original? 🙂
Have a safe and happy 4th of July — and PLEASE be extremely cautious with fireworks. There are way too many fires in my state (and surrounding states).
Isn’t it amazing how many holiday ideas you can find on the Internet? (Isn’t it amazing how much time I can
waste spend searching for ideas?) What drab lives we lived before the Internet came along.
Here’s round three of even more 4th of July ideas of activities you can do with your grandchildren.
When you are finished making your crafts, make this yummy All American Dessert. Your grandchildren will gobble it down in one sitting. (Much to their mother’s dismay!) Word on the street has it that you might want to use more Cool Whip than the recipe calls for.
The 4th of July.
You can never have too many ideas of things to do and things to make that are patriotic. (I was patriotic LONG before it was cool or in to be patriotic!)
And, there isn’t anything more fun than to make patriotic things with your grandchildren.
Here is a list that includes printable and craft activities. There are ideas for grandchildren of all ages.
You might also want to check out my post of other 4th of July activities.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
The 4th of July is just a blink away.
This is always a fun time to have family picnics and get togethers. It’s a time for watermelon, Popsicles, and homemade ice cream.
If you’ll be having grandchildren over (or you’re going to their home), here are some ‘patriotic’ edible treats that would be fun to make with — or for — them.
Most of these recipes are fairly easy and could be made by neophyte cooks (with a little help from grandma of course!).
You could also make Rice Krispie treats, topped with red, white and blue sprinkles, and cut out using a star-shaped cookie cutter. You could also dip them in white melted dipping chocolate before adding the sprinkles. Yum.
What fun foods do you make for the 4th of July?