3 Tips For Making July 4th Meaningful came about because I was looking for a few ways to change up our Fourth of July celebration. I am always looking for innovative ideas to make our days focus on the goodness of the Lord. I am especially interested in doing that very same thing with every holiday throughout the year.
We all have family traditions! Keep them up, you will be thankful you made the effort and rejoice when your own children pass on those very same family traditions to their children. This post is about adding to what you already have in place and making the Fourth of July even more meaningful this year!
PRAYER Saturate July 4th in prayer. Start the day and end the day with prayers of thankfulness for our country, military, and elected officials, especially the ones you don’t agree with. Make sure to say a prayer at every meal and even before every event, delicious picnic and parade, you attend.
SERVICE How about bringing frozen popsicles (in a cooler) with scripture verses attached to the Fourth of July Parade in your neighborhood. Pass them out to those walking in the parade or to people sitting around you! They will be thankful for the refreshing popsicle and be refreshed by the Word of God at the same time. Another idea might be to do the same thing at a nursing home and make sure to ask who the veterans are so you and your family can say thank you to them.
HISTORY Pick out 3 historic events that display to your family how the hand of God was active and working in the formation of our country. For younger children, you may want to read picture books that tell of how our country was started. Who doesn’t love a good book? Click HERE for book suggestions. How about reading the Constitution together? Here is a FREE copy!
How do you make the 4th of July meaningful?
Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.