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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

Friday’s Fun

Hope that you and your family enjoy the Fourth of July—the day we remember the approval of the Declaration of Independence (on July 4, 1776) by the Continental Congress.

If you have older grands, it might be fun to see how much they know about this national holiday. Depending on where they live, ask them questions in person, on the phone, or by e-mail.

A quick place to find some Independence Day trivia is the U.S. Census Bureau’s website.

You’ll find facts there such as:

  • The current population of our country today (July 4, 2008) is 304 million people.
  • The estimated number of people living in our nation on July 4, 1776, was 2.5 million people.
If you have young grandkids, you may want to have a parade on either Independence Day or later in July. Explain to the grands that an important document was signed more than 200 years ago on July 4, and that it declared our country to be a free nation.

Then give each child a small U.S. flag to wave and a “drum” to beat (empty oatmeal container). Join them in walking around or through the house—thanking God for the freedom that we have in our country.

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