Weekly Themes #47 Independence Day | Día de la Independencia for 3-5 year olds

July is a special month when we honor our independence here in the United States of America. This is a day that we honor our country becoming separated from England and starting up a brand new union. Learn more about our history and the different Independence Day celebrations in this week’s books and activities.

Watch videos, download books to read together, and explore things to do with BookSpring.

Video: English

Video: Español

Books to Read Together: English

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

Animals Run Away

  • Why does the old rooster run away?
  • What would you do if you saw someone steal something?

Sweet Parrot

  • Why was the parrot sad?
  • What would you do if someone you know was unhappy?

 

Los Animales se Escapan

  • Why does the old rooster run away?
  • What would you do if you saw someone steal something?

Dulce Loro

  • Why was the parrot sad?
  • What would you do if someone you know was unhappy?

La Gran Aventura Del Pájaro

  • Why is the bird upset?
  • How did the bird find the giant?

Things to Do Together

Talk: Ask your family what IS the Fourth of July about? Talk about what the word “independence” means and what it means for us to be independent people. 

Draw: draw a picture of what your family likes to do on the 4th of July. Do you like to eat outside, go swimming, watch fireworks, or play games?

Move: Go on a flag hunt! The American flag can be found all around your city and neighborhood–take a walking tour by your school, library, post office, bank, Capitol, or other buildings that display the flag. See how many you can find! Spanish instructions Aqui

Experiment: make mint fireworks using water and red & white mints. Spanish instructions Aqui

Watch: the Fourth of July fireworks display in Washington DC (our nation’s capital!) The show starts at about 1:38

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • How did you celebrate the 4th of July?
  • Did you learn anything new about this national holiday?

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!

More Themes

  1. Make fireworks in a jar! Spanish instructions Aqui
  2. Read/Listen to Apple Pie Fourth of July from Happy Cultivated

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Weekly Themes #47 Independence Day | Día de la Independencia for 3-5 year olds
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Weekly Themes #47 Independence Day | Día de la Independencia for 3-5 year olds

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