Did you know that the 4th of July was NOT the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence? (They did that on July 2, 1776) It wasn't when the American Revolution started either! July 4th, 1776 was the day that they (the Continental Congress) approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence. July 4, 1776 became the date included on the Declaration of Independence!
So now that you know a little bit more about WHY we celebrate with grilling, fireworks, and a day off with family and friends... Here is a little activity to you can do with you little ones on this day!
**From Children's Ministries at the North American Division, we want to wish you all a Happy 4th of July!