For those of you who aren't familiar with our countdown to the 4th, see this post from last year:
You can look at posts after that for pictures of finished products as well if you'd like. I just didn't think you would like a list of links!
So this year we changed the way we made our countdown a bit. Instead of flags, we used patriotic pinwheels.
And then we put all four of them into a bud vase to keep them from getting smashed (or ripped to shreds by little fingers!)
Lana even sealed her patriotism with her blood. The poor girl put a staple right through her finger. She was pulling the stapler open and then closing it again (after we told her not to play with it and I had told her she could staple her finger) and sure enough - the obvious happened. I felt bad for her. But that is probably a write of passage for childhood right? Hasn't everyone stapled their finger?
Anyway, the countdown is officially ON, and the kids are so excited for our activities to celebrate the 4th of July! For our activity today, we are listening to Take Your Hat Off and then are decorating foam hats to wear to the parade the morning of the 4th. I can't wait!