Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Why the fourth of July?

Independence is something we all want and look for and want.Even a 2 year old when they declare "i do it" knows he wants things his own way.

In the scriptures we read in Doctrine and Covenants 98:5
" And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me."

We looked up what freedom means and talked about the 13 colonies and the declaration of Independence.

We watched The first July 4th to help the kids get an idea how it all started.

We talked about who wrote it?Thomas Jefferson
My daughter when she heard me say Thomas shouted Monson! Not the prophet today silly girl.I am glad she knows who he is though,and soooo cute.When she was younger she would say "spider man" instead of amen.

After that tangent hee hee I asked who the first president was.George Washington. Would you rather have a King or a President?This question brought up a very interesting conversation.We pretended to sign the declaration. Here the kids are with a copy of the declaration of Independence.

For the baby and the Tot we did the color white and star for a shape.I cut some stars out of white felt.It is good fine motor practice. We are still doing tummy time and books.The Nursery Rhyme is Fourth day of July by Jean Warren to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle little Star.

Today is special, do you know why?
It's the 4th day of July.
See the flags passing by.
See the fireworks in the sky.
It's a special celebration.
It's the birthday of our nation.
Jean Warren

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