July 4th is coming up this Wednesday. Since it falls right in the middle of the week, maybe you aren’t as prepared for the holiday as you thought you would be. Or maybe you are having a weekend barbeque instead. In either case, we’ve got some fun ways to keep your twins – and families – entertained and happy this Independence Day!
We’ve picked a few simple crafts from around the web that will keep entertaining once they’ve been created. Kaboose features a Ball Catcher made out of a recycled milk jug. It’s recyclable, and a great way to teach catch to youngsters.
While your twins are running around outside, instead of giving them flags to wave, have them make their own “Patriotic Pinwheels”. We think these patriotic ones pictured below are unique and original. Patterns on how to assemble the pinwheel are simple, but may need adult supervision!
Momania first shared this great July 4th activity. They recommend celebrating a different way, by giving back to those who have served our country. Baking for the Troops takes place nationwide, and would be a great way to teach your children about why we celebrate Independence Day in the first place! You can opt to donate money, toiletries, or baked goods. We bet you probably can spare a few extra Star-Shaped Cookies for our troops!
As long as the weather holds out, you can always take your twinnies outside. If you have a favorite outdoors craft, save one for you to do as a family today. Or remix an everyday outdoor activity for the special day, like making massive bubbles (using corn syrup) and homemade bubble mix for instance. This can even be fun for older twins. Run around in the sprinklers if you don’t have a pool, or play a round of ball in your backyard. Chances are, you’ll be wiped out by the end of the day!
But you’ll definitely want to find some fireworks to round out your July 4th Night! Massachusetts is famous for its Fireworks Displays in Boston, and has many more going on throughout the state. For local readers, MassVacation.org is a great resource for more Independence Day activities. Visit your state’s website to find out more about local events going on in your area!
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