Skipping ahead a week and celebrating The Fourth of July! Why? Well, next Thursday is MY birthday … and I celebrate by taking a vacation day! So, we are celebrating our Dear America’s birthday a bit early. We began by reading two books: Hats Off for the Fourth of July and Red, White and Boom! Then a little flannel board fun with Five Little Firecrackers … found on Storytime With Miss Tara. I also found this great firework painting craft on Pinterest from Sassy Deals. Really simple, but lots of fun.