How cool would it be to have a fun tradition (with a patriotic twist) that you could start with your family? A tradition that will be passed down from generation to generation. Epic right?! It's like changing generation history. Here I am going to share with you 11 Fun Traditions (with a patriotic twist) that you may just fall in love with and be the perfect tradition for any patriotic holiday.
11 Fun Traditions (With A Patriotic Twist)
Display The Flag
Take a moment with your entire family and gather around to raise the flag. Share with your children about flag etiquette and why the history behind our American Flag is so important. Teach your kids about the people who protect our country and help keep us safe on American Soil. You can tell them about our President and what he does for our country. You can also make it fun and ask each child what he or she would do if they were president? I'm sure you will get a lot of really cute answers.
For example, I asked my kids what they would do if they were president. My 9-year-old son told me he would explore the White House and have it rain cheeseburgers, lol. My five-year-old told me she would want to be a judge (like Judge Judy) and help people. She also wants help people to get cookies, she wants to eat cookies, and eat more cookies, lol. 🙂
Teach your kids how to say The Pledge of Allegiance
Teach your kids how to say the Pledge of Allegiance. “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Teach your kids the National Anthem
Oh, say can you see,
By the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed,
At the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
Through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched,
Were so gallantly streaming.
And the rocket's red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night,
That our flag was still there.
Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
For the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
Watch Patriotic Movies
Watch Fourth of July or Patriotic Movies.
Throw a Party with a Patriotic Twist
We love to have a fourth of July BBQ/Party. Our entire family tries to make plans to get together over the 4th and watch fireworks, eat good food, play games, ride 4-wheelers, and laugh the night away.
This 4th of July Party Supply Help guide will direct you to the main things you will need to get your party started off right.
Don't forget to take pictures to create your 4th of July Scrapbook that you will enjoy year after year.
Food Eating Contest
Start a new tradition at your annual 4th of July party, at home with your family, or for another celebration. Each year crown the winner and make a big deal about it at your party. This will be a fun tradition and would make hilarious pictures for Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. 😛
Food Contest Ideas
Each year when you're playing with sparklers spell out the wish or say a wish. This will create a fun twist on Sparkler fun and hopefully by the next 4th of July all of your wishes will come true. ♥
A unique and fun way to enjoy a campfire in a nontraditional way is to use colorful flames called Mystical Fire. Sit back and watch the flames change color. This is a really cool way to add a twist to your campfire or fireplace. We've personally used these the last few years and it looks really neat. A great tradition to start using Mystical Fire for the 4th of July.
Make A Craft
Sit the kids down and talk to them about the 4th of July. Explain what Independence Day is and why we are so thankful for our freedom. Then create a patriotic craft. Paint the flag, make it out of slime, playdough, crayons, stickers, construction paper, popsicle sticks, straws, or many other options. This will be a lot of fun for them and each year hang the crafts up and use those for your decorations. This will be cherished for years to come.
Get together and decorate with your family. The kids will love this. Have them create patriotic art pictures and add them to the decor.
Not just any baking why not try your Grandma's favorite recipe or another family recipe? Learning to bake foods that have been around in the family for years is a great tradition to start. A perfect idea is to re-create Grandma's patriotic sugar cookies or her delicious Cherry Pie for the 4th of July.
Other traditions from families with a Patriotic Twist
I grew up going to Firework stands with my dad. Each year I would get to pick out a really cool firework. This is something I love doing with my kids for the 4th of July.” – Jo
“We love to have a BBQ with the neighbors. It's really fun because we work so much and we are able to just relax and enjoy our time and watch fireworks.” – Nancy
“We watch the parade every year in our hometown.” – Carla
“I love to bake. I try to make my families favorite sweet treats for the 4th of July and my husband grills.” – Tina
“I get the kids dressed up. We take family photos. I love to post them on Facebook and share with family & friends.” – Stephanie