Whole Family | Independence Day

As July 4th approaches not only are we getting our tummies ready for some amazing barbecue, we’re reflecting and refreshing our minds with what July 4th is all about. I watched a youtube video about a guy on a beach asking person after person why we celebrate July 4th and it was ridiculous to hear these people’s answers. Most didn’t have a clue what July 4th stood for at all, making up silly answers like “it’s to celebrate our independence from China”. People! Come on!

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As a quick refresher course: America rebelled against the rule of Great Britain in the American Revolution from 1775 until 1783. Why did they rebel? Because new laws and taxes were being put on the colonies without the colonies having any say, and they wanted a say. On July 2nd 1776, the Continental Congress voted to become independent from Great Britain. Two days later the delegates adopted the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, that would allow for a democratic government voted for by the people. July 4th became a national holiday (when it actually should have been July 2nd) in 1941.

On July 3rd John Adams wrote to his wife and stated “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

Are we good? You already knew all that right? Yeah, me too. :)

On this July 4th, let us remember the many good men that fought for our independence so that we could live in this country with freedom. Let’s be with our families, eat good food and be thankful. Let’s also make lasting memories with “shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” 

I’ve compiled a list of healthy foods and fun crafts your whole family will enjoy on this July 4th. Happy Independence Day!

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Patriotic Mantle Decor

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Holla Holla Burgers

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Rocket Poppers 

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Build Your Own Shish Kabobs

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Patriotic Bracelet

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Paleo Crispy Chicken Wings

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Paper Straw Rocket 

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Asian Short Ribs

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Red White and Blue Cuffs

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Ginger-Lime Shrimp

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Firecracker Necklace

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Sweet Potato Bacon and Egg Salad

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Patriotic Banner

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Kickin’ Kabbage

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Patriotic Streamers

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Kale and Avocado Salad

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Fireworks Shirt

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Lemon Parsley Grilled Zuchinni 

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Patriotic Necklace

Red White & Blueberry Cupcakes

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Patriotic Spirit Wands

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Watermelon Cake

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Patriotic Crowns

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Smokey Pear Bites

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Stars and Stripes Tutorial

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Watermelon Stars

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Eagle Hand Craft

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Berry-Lime Popsicles

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United States Straight Pin String Art

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4th of July Wands

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Wood Pallet American Flag

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Berry Bliss Rocket Pops

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Patriotic Duct Tape Flag 

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Have something to add to the list? Please link it up in the comments! 

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Hello, I'm Jacque. Thanks for stopping by! At Whole Family Strong our desire is to challenge you to get back to the basics both spiritually and physically, as a family. We hope to encourage your family to eat whole foods, exercise, and dig into the word, together. Friends, let's walk this journey together as we continue to make our own whole family strong.

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  1. says

    What a great round up! So many ideas! Thank you for including the Duct Tape Flag from Crafts ‘n Coffee. Happy July 4th to you and your family (or should I say July 2?).

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