From riverboat, to train, to taxi and plane, the reader gets to see where our natural resources come from and enjoy the various modes of transportation to get there! A fabulous book from a two-time Caldecott Honor illustrator,
The American Girl books are fabulous choices for learning about American history. The Felicity books make a perfect addition to your reader's July 4th bookshelf!
Feisty Felicity is growing up in Colonial America, and while she's expected to be a lady, Felicity has loves horses more than sewing and tea parties!
Between helping a horse in need of rescue from it's owner, hearing whispers of a revolution, and having friends on both sides of the cause, Felicity's adventures will send readers back in time and racing through her story!
Adéle & Simon in America by Barbara McClintock is another great picture book that is perfect to read and one of our very favorites! This brother and sister duo are visiting their Aunt Cecile in America and she takes them on a summer-long excursion to see the sights of America!
Gorgeous illustrations, additional fun facts at the end of the book along with an I-Spy incorporated makeAdéle & Simon in America that your young reader will love reading again and again!!
Our third book to include was one that we found years ago in in the library is Apple Pie 4th of July. This fabulously illustrated picture book is filled with food, fireworks and family!
When her parents insist on selling their regular Chinese fare on July 4th, their daughter tries to convince them to go along with the holiday like everybody else!
By the end of the night, however, she realizes that there are all kinds of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in this festive and sweet holiday tale! P.S. You'll definitely be wanting some Chinese food and apple pie by the end of the book!
We were inspired by Apple Pie Fourth of July to make this a tradition and have Chinese food and apple pie for many years! The backer and husband/father of this blogging duo is from China and was very happy to enjoy both Chinese take-out and his favorite dessert!
Short on time, or searching for a ready to go Scavenger Hunt? This Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt Free Printable is the perfect choice!
There are so many fun things to do and keep your eye out for on July 4th, including flags and decorations, bright flowers, fun sunglasses, festive balloons and so much more!
Picnics, drive-in movies, backyard grilling, and hanging by the pool are other perfect places to fit in a scavenger hunt!
Have fun ideas you want to include in your scavenger hunt?
If you'd like to customize your own fun July 4th Scavenger Hunt, here is one that is easy to fill in!
Coming up with ideas and things to find is part of the fun of a Scavenger Hunt too!