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  JULY CRAFTS
Note: Grade levels are given as a guideline only. Many lessons are adaptable.

JULY 1

Canada Day
Canada Day, formerly Dominion Day, is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday, celebrated on July 1 annually by all governments and most businesses across the country; the date, though, is adjusted in cases where July 1 does not fall on a working day. Canada Day observances take place not only throughout the nation, but also internationally. Source: Wikipedia

CANADA DAY CRAFTS
Find lots of fun things to do to celebrate Canada Day. [read more]

Build a Scarecrow Day

International Joke Day

National Postal Worker Day

JULY 2

Aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared on this day in 1937

JULY 3

Compliment Your Mirror Day

Dog Days Begin

Stay Out of the Sun Day

Idaho became the 43rd state on this day in 1890
Try this: ► Make your own State Head

JULY 4

Independence Day
In the United States, Independence Day (commonly known as the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, baseball games, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States, but is often also viewed as simply a summer festival, apart from its patriotic overtones. Source: Wikipedia

INDEPENDENCE DAY CRAFTS
Find lots of fun things to do to celebrate Independence Day. [read more]

National Country Music Day

Tom Sawyer Fence Painting Day



JULY 5

Caribbean Day
Try this: ► Make a coffee can drum

Family Day
Try this: ► Get crafty and make something together with your family

JULY 6

Fried Chicken Day

JULY 7

Macaroni Day
Try this: ► Noodle Fish
Try this: ► Yankee Doodle Dandy Hat
Try this: ► Make a picture frame
Try this: ► Pasta Butterflies
Try this: ► Aztec Sculpture

JULY 8

Video Games Day

Liberty Bell Day

JULY 9

National Sugar Cookie Day

JULY 10

Artist Camille Pissarro's Birthday (1830)

Teddy Bear's Picnic Day

JULY 11

Author E. B. White's Birthday (1899)
Try this: ► Make Spiders!
Try this: ► More spiders!
Try this: ► and even more spiders!

Cheer Up the Lonely Day

JULY 12

Paper Bag Day
Try this: ► Paper Bag Kites
Try this: ► Paper Bag Stories

Julius Caesar's Birthday (102 BCE)
Try this: ► Make a mosaic

JULY 13

Puzzle Day
Try this: ► Puzzle Prints
Try this: ► Puzzle Piece Picture Frame
Try this: ► Picture Puzzle
Try this: ► Tissue Paper Puzzle Art
Try this: ► Puzzle Tree

JULY 15

Artist Rembrandt van Rijn's Birthday (1606)

First Boeing 707 flew in 1954.
Try this: ► Transportation Ideas

JULY 16

Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon Launched, 1969
Try this: ► Make a planet, sun or moon.

JULY 17

Disneyland opened in 1955.

Sewing machine patented in 1790.

USA began issuing paper money in 1861.

JULY 18

Nelson Mandela's Birthday, 1918

Cow Appreciation Day
Try this: ► Have a cow parade
Try this: ► Cow and Barn Coloring Page
Try this: ► Cow and Calf Coloring Page #1
Try this: ► Cow and Calf Coloring Page #2
Try this: ►Folk Art Cow Coloring Page
Try this: ► Cow Coloring Page

JULY 20

Chess Day
Try this: ► Make a Chess/Checker Board

Moon Day (Armstrong and Aldrin landed on moon in 1969)
Try this: ► Cosmically Cool Mobile
Try this: ► Sculpt a Planet/Moon/Sun

JULY 21

Ice Cream Soda Day

Writer Ernest Hemingway's Birthday, 1899

JULY 23

Ice Cream Cone invented on this day in 1904
Try this: ► Cake Cones
Try this: ► Homemade Ice Cream
Try this: ► Pop Art Ice Cream Painting

Mosquito Day
Try this: ► KinderArt Summer Camp

JULY 25

Cyclist Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France on this day in 1999

Threading the Needle Day

JULY 26

Aunt and Uncle Day
Try this: ► Create a craft for family

Ben Franklin became the first postmaster on this day 1739
Try this: ► Make a stamp box

JULY 27

Orville Wright tested the US Army's first airplane on this day in 1909

Bugs Bunny's birthday

JULY 28

Beatrix Potter's birthday

First fingerprint taken

World War I began on this day in 1914

JULY 29

National Lasagna Day

JULY 30

National Cheesecake Day

JULY 31

Author J. K. Rowling's Birthday (1966)
Try this: ► Make a Magic Wand

CELEBRATE ALL MONTH


JULY is...

Recreation and Parks Month
Try this: ► KinderArt Summer Camp

Anti-Boredom Month
Try this: ► Find Ideas Here
Try this: ► Warm Weather Boredom Busters

National Baked Bean Month

National Blueberry Month

National Hot Dog Month
Try this: ► CatDog Cuisine

National Ice Cream Month
Try this: ► Homemade Ice Cream
Try this: ► Pop Art Ice Cream Painting

National Picnic Month
Try this: ► Creative Fun with a Picnic Dress-Up

The 4th SUNDAY of JULY Is...

Parents' Day
Try this: ► Mothers Day Crafts
Try this: ► Fathers Day Crafts

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Kids Celebrate
by Maria Bonfanti Esche, Clare Bonfanti Braham
Skipping the typical green shamrocks and orange paper pumpkins, here are 100 days to remember with 200 related activities for children and grownups.

Kids Holiday Fun
by Penny Warner, Kathy Rogers
This year-round guide provides fresh new ideas, month by month, for holiday activities the whole family can enjoy together. Ideal for busy parents, the guide organizes every holiday clearly, with detailed "what-you-need" lists and time guidelines for each activity.


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Father's Day Activities

Father's Day Activities

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Summer Activities (available as a book or e-book)
Children of all ages have fun preparing for holidays with creative activities and projects. For use at school, in clubs, and at home.

Seasonal Centers: Spring/Summer (available as a book or e-book)
Ready-to-use reproducibles allow busy teachers to set up centers with very little prep time. Creative, hands-on activities motivate students to reinforce skills in all areas of the curriculum.

Have a Great Summer Postcards
Want to send a nice message quickly, easily, and inexpensively? Just jot down a quick note along with the address, add a stamp, and drop this colorful postcard in the mail! This postcard measures 4" x 6". 30 postcards per pack.