Military families love to have an occasion to celebrate patriotism and our great nation!
If you are like me, you’ve been anticipating the Fourth of July for months now. It’s truly one of my favorite holidays. It’s not just the fireworks and cookouts; it’s the time of year when we reflect on birth of our great country. The Fourth of July reminds the world exactly what our military members have sworn to protect — our precious freedom!
Using crafts is a fun way to teach the history of the Fourth of July. Crafts are also a fun way to boost morale and get the kids engaged. Instead of simply watching fireworks, they can make a little of their own magic with some of these great craft ideas.
With so many technological temptations nowadays, kids are spending more time with cell phones, computers, game consoles and television. With the constantly changing environment of a military lifestyle, kids may be even more drawn to technology to maintain long-distance friendships or avoid new social interactions.
Despite how fun and helpful technology can be, it’s too easy for kids to spend hours in front of a screen rather than get the recommended 60 minutes of activity a day.
Parents know telling a child to do something doesn’t always mean they will; sometimes parents have to be a clever role model. If that’s the case, here are six ways to have fun and get active with your child and maybe even keep some winter blues at bay: