While trying to do some planning for the lesson, I was looking at Pinterest for some craft and/or activity ideas and came upon this
awesome activity. It had a lot of things going for it: it was cute and interesting (+1), it was easy enough that I didn't have to make them all myself (+5), it took a lot of time (+10), and it used things I already had either at home or at school so I didn't have to buy anything special for it (+100). Plus, even after we were all finished and the confetti was cleaned up they wanted to do it all over again (+1000).
The Fourth of July is not only the holiday I almost share my Birthday with, but also my favorite summer holiday. Since you don't get the day off of work for another country's Independence Day, we decided to teach the kids about the Fourth and America.