A Twist on 4 July – Pilgrim forefathers share the Secrets of Freedom [and how to lose it] – Our Families are Worth Fighting For

FREE Fireworks Bible Poster with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17; free printable

In the movie documentary, Monumental, we discover that the pilgrim forefathers left a monument that not only gives tribute to what was accomplished in America… but how they did it. A blueprint that, if we ever forgot, would show us the way back to what made America great. What made America free, prosperous, peaceful and successful. No matter where we live, this is a message we all need to hear. If you are concerned about where your country is today [not just America], this movie is for you. It is the secret for freedom… and also how we can lose it. Watch this clip (it’s only 15 minutes) then share this secret with your child along with some of these FREE Public Holiday / Celebration colouring pages, puzzles, posters, crafts… and remember to take lots of fun family pics.

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FREE Bible Bookmarks; Fireworks with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17; free printable

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BIBLE VERSES

2 Corinthians 3:17  …where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

THINK SPOT:  That must mean that the reverse is also true… that where the Spirit of the Lord is NOT, there is NOT freedom. Think about it. And thank God for His indescribable gift.

Galatians 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Psalm 119:45  And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

Galatians 2:4  And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.

2 Peter 2:19-21  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

A ton of Bible verses for our kids

A Ton of Bible Verses; free printable list

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CELEBRATIONS / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Fireworks – colouring  (museprintables); Balloons and Fireworks – colouring; Happy 4 July – colouring; Happy 4 July – colouring; free printable

Fireworks – colouring pages  (mrprintables) 7 pages that join together to make a giant fireworks colouring page; free printable

Fireworks – colouring  (coloringcafe) free printable

Signing the Constitution – colouring  (coloring-page) of the original constitution being signed by quill and ink; Children watching Fireworks – colouring; free printable

July 4 – colouring  (activity-sheets) a young boy with a kite in the style of an American flag; Children watching Fireworks – colouring; free printable

July 4 – colouring pages  (coloringcastle) stars, flags, hearts; free printable

July 4 – colouring pages  (doodle-art-alley) in a doodle style; free printable

Fireworks – colouring pages  (duckduckgo)

Jazz up your colouring pages  combine or shrink colouring pages to create a unique scene; add a title, a border, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial

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CELEBRATIONS / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Holiday Journal – worksheet  (supercoloring) report on the weather, what you wore, what you ate, where you went, and your favourite thing about today; free printable

July 4 – hidden picture puzzle  (hiddenpicturespublishing) teddy bears waving American flags and celebrating 4th July Independence Day; free printable

Fireworks – puzzles  (duckduckgo); July 4 – puzzles

Join the Signers of America’s Founding Documents  (archive.gov) select one of the founding documents, choose your penmanship style, type your name in the box. And remember, if you had been a member of the Second Continental Congress in 1776, you were a rebel and considered a traitor; affixing your name to the document meant that you pledged your life, your fortune, and your sacred honor to the cause of freedom; after signing this document, a reward has just been posted for your capture

DIY puzzles  specifically tailored for your child

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Forefathers National Monument, Plymouth USA

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CELEBRATIONS / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ~ CRAFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

4 July – Bible memory verse printables  (ateachingmommy) Bible memory verse card, memory verse puzzle and cutting, memory verse colour order and cutting, memory verse writing practice; with Bible verse from Psalm 119:45 – I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out Your truth; for preschoolers; free printable

Eyeglasses – paper craft  (firstpalette) star-shaped paper glasses to make and wear; various designs – red stars, 4 July, yellow smiley face, pink stars, aqua stars; instructions, templates, more designs and ideas  flower-shaped glasses, heart-shaped glasses, round, oval, cat’s eye-shaped glasses; decorate them with tiny pom poms, foil, washi tape, flowers, add your own coloured lenses out of cellophane paper; and there’s also blank templates so you can decorate your own in your country’s colours or your child’s country colours; free printable

Fire Cracker – paper craft  (auntannie) paper roll craft to make and decorate in your choice of colours that is shaped like a real firecracker and makes a pop without any fire, and you can use it over and over again; great party favor or a fun gift box for children. Use it for any celebration, not just the 4th of July.

Hot Air Balloon – 3D paper craft  (partyplanningcenter) cupcake toppers and wrappers in patriotic red, blue colours with a touch of gold and white; free printable

Star Bunting – paper craft  (sayyes) strips of different coloured paper stars to join together and hang for a quick and easy (chair) decoration and could also be easily turned into a mobile or wall decoration

Star – paper craft  (learncreatelove) a star painted in red, white and blue and decorated with gold sticker stars; adapt for your child’s country’s colours; free printable

4 July – crafts and activities for kids  (happyhomefairy) fun ideas for younger children; free printable

4 July – paper coasters  (fellowes) round coasters in blue and white, or red and white, stars or stripes; 4 July – paper placemats white stars with navy blue background, or red and white stripes; print on craft card or photo paper and laminate; free printable

Bald Eagle – origami  (origami-n-stuff) easy, ready to print and fold with the design already printed; free printable

4 July – crafts and activities for kids  (redtedart) paper lanterns, stars headband, paper tube streamers, patriotic crown craft, flag crafts, paper fans, bookmark corners, origami wreath, paper chains, cookies, and more; free printable

Fireworks – paper craft  (canon) make a paper fan decorated with colourful fireworks on black background that looks like a ping pong bat; free printable

Fireworks in a Jar – craft  (giftofcuriousity); Fireworks – math games; American Flag – suncatcher craft adapt for your choice of colours; free printable

Patriotic – worksheets  (thehappyhousewife) red, white, and blue worksheets, writing practice, magic squares for simple addition, determine which star comes next, find the match, cut and paste scissor skills for younger children; free printable

USA map – silhouette template  (silhouettegarden); Fireworks – silhouette template; Flag – silhouette template; to cut out and use for crafts; free printable

July 4 – creative food ideas  (duckduckgo) make some of these fun foods for your family (adapt them for your own country or even your child’s country) and get your children to draw them for your sponsored child or send a photo so they can enjoy them, too.

Tiny Top Hats – paper craft  (happythought); these tiny polka dot hats look like fun; adapt for your country’s or your child’s country’s colours; members only

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CELEBRATIONS / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ~ LEARN TO DRAW ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Fireworks – drawing prompts  (picklebums) draw some fireworks exploding out of these rockets, draw some fireworks exploding over the city; free printable

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CELEBRATIONS / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ~ PHOTO FUN ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Patriotic – photo frame  (fellowes) put your child’s photo or your family photo into this red frame with thin white stripes, and decorated with blue and white stars; free printable

20+ photo editing sites  fun sites to play with your child’s photo or your family photo – e.g. put your photo into these cool fireworks; paint your face with the colours of your country’s flag; put your photo into a dollar bill and make your own personalised money.

Fireworks – photo frame  (photofuneditor) on dark brown background; free printable

4 July – frame | Balloon | Cupcake | Hearts  (woojr) photo props in red, white and blue stars and stripes; free printable

American Flag | 4 July | Fireworks  (duckduckgo) use one of these wallpaper images as a background for your family photo

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CELEBRATIONS / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ~ PAPER GIFTS ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Fireworks – FREE Bible poster  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring a display of red, white, blue and mauve fireworks against a dark background with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17 – Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty; click on the image or the link, download and print on A4 photo paper (or 4×6 photo paper if you prefer a smaller verse card) then laminate for best results. If you write to your sponsored child online, posters can be uploaded as normal photos. Please also feel free to post any of my paper gift items on social media; free printable

FREE Fireworks Bible Poster with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17; free printable

Independence Day – FREE posters / postcards  (hobbylobby; scroll down) from a Biblical perspective including: In God we Trust; Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord; God gave us Life; and more; free printable

Fireworks – FREE Bible bookmarks  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17 – where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty; print on 4×6 photo paper, cut, then laminate for best results. Print extra copies to give away to family and friends; free printable

FREE Bible Bookmarks; Fireworks with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17; free printable

Patriotic – FREE bookmarks  (bookmarkbee) 4 different designs in red, white and blue; add a favourite Bible verse and a note of encouragement on the back; free printable

4 July – award certificates  (123certificates) free certificate design templates with editable text for your 4th July events, contests, picnics, parties, Memorial Day, Verteran’s Day awards, or for any USA theme occasion; free printable

Fireworks / 4 July – stickers  (stickersandcharts) patriotic, American flag, 4th July, fireworks; print on your own sticker paper; free printable

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CREATIVE IDEAS – MAKE YOUR OWN:

American Flag | 4 July | Fireworks  (duckduckgo) add a favourite Bible verse to your favourite celebration photo or clip art and make your own:

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CELEBRATIONS / PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ~ STATIONERY ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Fireworks – FREE stationery  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17 – Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty; click on the image or the link, download and print on A4 paper; free printable

FREE Fireworks Stationery with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17; blue background; free printable

Fireworks – FREE note cards  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17 – Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Click on the image or the link, download and print on A4 photo paper or craft card, cut, score lightly before folding. For a touch of class, cut out an insert of slightly smaller plain or textured paper and lightly adhere; free printable

FREE Bible Note Cards; Fireworks with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 3:17; free printable

Fireworks – stationery  (museprintables) 23 to choose from; American Flag – stationery; free versions

Stars and Stripes – stationery  (pageborders.org) red, white, and blue border with stars and stripes; 4 July BBQ – stationery  festive July graphics – sunglasses, watermelon, stars, flip flops, popsicles, bbq, happy 4th July – on a yellow border; free version

Fireworks – stationery | envelope  (canon) 3 designs; free printable

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RELATED LINKS

Monumental Movie  (web site) | Monumental Movie – study guide  (monumentalmovie; click on ‘Bibly Study Guide’) sections include: keeping faith in God as our anchor; the importance of morality and values; understanding how laws based on God’s principles are the key to liberty; why generational education is the key to freedom; our individual responsibility in preserving freedom; illustrating the components that made America an exceptional nation; free printable

Is the American church stirring with revival?   “When… there’s nothing you can do humanly speaking, you still can appeal to heaven.’ And George Washington grabbed this, put it on a flag and flew it over all the naval ships… It spread through all the colonies. And it really became almost the battle cry of a nation. It was the banner we were born under” …what the earliest settlers and founding fathers did for God and country should drive Americans to their knees. “When we see and understand the price that they paid and get that revelation of why they did it, and then we see now in today’s age what we’ve lost and what we’re about to lose if we don’t wake up.”

National Monument to the Forefathers  (wiki)

4 July – Independence Day (USA)  (wiki)

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