These 4th of July Color Pages are the perfect way to get your children excited about Independence Day. Free printable color pages are an inexpensive kids activity and great for decorating the refrigerator!
UNUSUAL FACTS ABOUT THE 4TH OF JULY
When kids are coloring they are sitting still. This is a great time to talk about all sorts of topics. The more our kids hear us talking the better their vocabularies will be!
There are some fun and unusual facts about the 4th of July that you can share with your kids while they color these 4th of July color pages.
- Only 2 people actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. Most signed on August 2nd.
- One of our former presidents, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4th.
- July 4th wasn't a national holiday until 1870.
- Fireworks have been shot off since the earliest celebrations.
- John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826.
- Several other countries have used the Declaration of Independence in their own struggles for freedom.
- The Star Spangled Banner was originally a poem.
FUN BOOKS ABOUT THE 4TH OF JULY
If your kids are interested in our country's history there are some great children's books about the 4th of July. A great way to spend a summer afternoon is to use these 4th of July color pages and then read some themed books!
Here are some good options:
- The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dalgliesh
- Our Flag Was Still There tells the story of Mary Pickersgill
- It's Not About You Mrs. Firecracker: A Love Letter About the True Meaning of the 4th of July
- The Story of America's Birthday is a great board book for little ones.
- The Night Before the 4th of July is a super cute book!
FREE PRINTABLE 4TH OF JULY COLOR PAGES
I know your kids are ready to start coloring. Get out the red and blue crayons or markers! I have created four different 4th of July coloring pages for you!
These color pages are free for you to download and print off for your own personal use.
You can click the image below or this link to download: 4th of July Color Pages
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