Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Independence Day Handprint Project!

In preparation for Independence Day, the kids and I made a fun project.  The idea came once again from the Disney Family Fun site, and you can find the exact link right here.  The idea was to use handprints to make a bald eagle t-shirt, but today the little hands in our home made bald eagles on chalkboard craft paper instead.  I love how these turned out!

We started by following the exact instructions from the website to form the eagle using their hands, fingers, and fists.  They then painted on the eye and beak, and got busy embellishing their projects with star stamps. Madi even stamped the words "liberty and justice for all" on hers.

The kids also started the morning watching the American Girl movie Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front.  Molly's character lives during World War II, and the movie showed the personal sacrifices families made when loved ones went to war to fight for freedom.  We hadn't watched it in quite some time, and it gave me a good opportunity to share with Madi and Trev for a minute how we honor these sacrifices and celebrate our freedom on the Fourth of July.

If you are looking for an easy patriotic project to do with your little ones tomorrow, this is a great one!

I hope you and yours enjoy celebrating the land of the free and the home of the brave!

God bless America, our home sweet home!

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