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Celebrate Independence Day with patriotic stories, videos, coloring sheets, kids’ games and activities for the whole family! Learn about the meaning and history of 4th of July while having fun on this special holiday!

Read aloud: Hats Off for the Fourth of July by Harriet Ziefert. Use Hoopla, available on the library’s website, to enjoy a selection of great Independence Day books online!

Video: Star Spangled Banner song for kids by The Kiboomers.

Activity: Flag Relay Game: Fill two large plastic buckets with sand, and insert small American flags. Use the same number of flags as participants. Designate a starting point and a finish line, placing the buckets at the finish line. Split the kids into two teams, and have them form two lines at the starting point. On your "go," the first person in each line races to the bucket, grabs a flag, and marches back (for safety reasons, don't allow children to run with the flags). The next person in line cannot go until the previous person has returned with his or her flag. The first team to capture all of its flags wins.

Coloring sheet: Print the attachment and decorate with crayons, paint, stickers or whatever inspires you!

Visit the library website calendar for more Fourth of July Frolics each day this week.