The 4th of July holiday is one that most of us (in America) celebrate. It recognizes the birth of our great nation. It is our Independence Day. This is also a great way to spend a nice summer day together as a family.
Start a new tradition that will stay with your family always. It’s never too late to begin! Have you always wanted to plan something nice you could do as a family, but haven’t quite figured it out yet? Here are five ideas to get you started.
1. Go Fishing
You can gather everyone and go to the lake. Take the boat, or rent one. Or, just set up on the bank of the river or lake shore, or pier (depending on your location of course). Pack the fishing rods and bait and just enjoy the day together.
Once the sun goes down, chances are you’ll be close enough to watch a great firework display. Just being together for the whole day will create memories you will cherish forever.
2. Go Camping
Especially since the Fourth lands on a Saturday this year, you can make an entire weekend event out of it. Go to the lake or your favorite camping grounds…or even your own backyard if you aren’t adventurous enough or ready for a full-fledged camping trip.
Again, there are firework displays set up pretty much everywhere, so be sure to find one ahead of time and hopefully you can see it from your campground!
3. Go to the Park
Play your favorite sport together- baseball, basketball, football, soccer, etc. Bring a picnic and blankets and balls and have fun. Again, make the whole day about being together and having fun together. Even the most uninvolved teen will usually end up having fun…who can resist when fun and laughter are so contagious?
4. Have a BBQ
If you, a friend or family member have a nice big backyard (especially if anyone has a pool) have a big barbeque for the whole family. Great food, great company and an important day make for good times. Do you really need an excuse to get together?
5. Go to a Ball Game
Pack the family up to go to a ball game. There are many activities and games that take place on the Fourth that you can all enjoy. If you don’t live near a baseball stadium, or if your team is traveling, see if there is a local parade or something like that.
Many communities have large celebrations to honor our country’s birth, so bring the family and celebrate together!
Remember to bring sunscreen, blankets (it may get chilly at night), plenty of water, food, a camera to capture all of the smiles, and leave any worries behind. This is a time to have fun and celebrate and relax. There are enough days to worry and fret later, so let it all go for now.
The most important thing is being together, having fun and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
What does independence mean to you? Make today the beginning of the BEST of your life!!!!