Celebrating the Fourth
- Fourth of July is Independence Day — A collection of facts, features, historic images and other Independence Day resources from the federal government’s USA.gov website.
- Boston’s Fourth of July — This is the official site for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration.
- A Capitol Fourth : American’s Independence Day — Test your knowledge, create your own online fireworks display, and reflect on the meaning of the holiday at this PBS website
- Independence Day on the Net — The Holidays.net Independence Day site also includes sound, graphics and historical background.
Reading about the Holiday
- Fourth of July Picture Books — Three Cheers for the Red White and Blue! July 4 is Independence Day, the birthday of the United States of America! Celebrate with this list of picture books about the Fourth of July, and kids’ books that explain how and why we celebrate this holiday!
The Declaration of Independence
- The Declaration of Independence — From the Avalon Project at Yale University
- The Declaration of Independence — From the Archiving Early America website
- Documents from the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789 — From the American Memory project of the Library of Congress
- The Declaration of Independence — From the History Channel
The United States Flag
- U.S. Flag Home Page — The U.S. Flag Home Page has graphics and text on all aspects of flag history and etiquette, including and account of the events surrounding the writing of the national anthem by Francis Scott Key and the story of Old Glory
- The Star Spangled Banner — The words to the National Anthem
- America the Beautiful — Words to the famous song by Katherine Lee Bates
- America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee) — Words to the patriotic favorite by Reverend Samuel Francis Smith
- 10 Amazing Renditions of the Star Spangled Banner Prove It Is Still One Of the Most Beautiful Songs — Stirring performances of the national anthem selected by the Independent Journal
Fourth of July Crafts and Activities
- Activities and Crafts for July 4th — Fourth of July crafts and activities from enchantedlearning.com
- 4th of July — Recipes, crafts and printables for your Fourth of July festivities from Spoonful.com.
- Fourth of July Crafts — 15 Patriotic Crafts and Treats for Fourth of July from the Crafty Crow site
- American Fourth of July Crafts and Ideas — Coloring pages, crafts, e-cards, and more from DTLK
- 20 Patriotic Crafts For the Most Memorable Fourth of July — “Your heart will swell for these red, white, and blue crafts” from the Country Living site
- 4th of July Recipes — Barbecue ideas and more from the Allrecipes website
- 4th of July — Recipes, features and videos from the Food Network
- Fourth of July Recipes — Recipes and ideas from the Epicurious website
Holiday Health and Safety
- 11 Tips for a Safe Fourth of July — Safety tips for a healthy holiday from MedicineNet.com
- The National Council on Fireworks Safety — Commonsense tips for safely enjoying Fourth of July fireworks
- Fireworks Safety — Important safety information from the KidsHealth website
- Fourth of July Safety Tips — Holiday safety information for pets from the ASPCA
- Fireworks Information Center — Fireworks safety tips and informationfrom the Consumer Product Safety Commission.