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Fun and Free 4th of July printables!

4th of july printables for kids

The 4th of July is a time of reflection, celebration, fireworks and fun!  To help my kids take sensory overload breaks this 4th of July I’ve been on the hunt for some activities to do indoors.

Here’s a printable of the little word hunt I created for my family car ride to get you started:

United States Word Hunt

4th of July

My favorite 4th of July Kids Activities

#1 If you are traveling for the 4th activities like this word search from My Untitled Life are a must!

#2 This cute little bingo game will sure to be a hit with younger kids.  Thanks to Gift of Curiosity for making this!

#3 imom.com made this cool trivia game- 4th of July style.

#4 Are photo booths still “in”?  I have no clue- I have never claimed to be up on the latest, but what’s not to love about these cute little mustaches from Fox Hollow Cottage?

#5 If the kids need a break from the heat have a few of these coloring pages from Easy Peasy and Fun printed and ready in the AC.

#6 My Sisters Suitcase has created a 4th of July version of Don’t Eat Peet that I think is downright adorable.  Instead of Peet we have Don’t Eat Uncle Sam!

#7 Moritz Fine Designs has one of my favorite finds- a 4th of July Scavenger Hunt!

#8 A paper chain flag is such a clever idea!  Decorations made from staples and paper that my kids can make themselves are my kind of holiday spruce!  Thanks, Lightbulbs and Laughter!

#9 What about a 4th of July pull string pinata?  I’ve made this pinata a few times and different wrapping paper will make it work with any theme!

#10 Finally- a dessert idea to serve the masses– it’s all assembly which is why I’m considering it for our July 4th cookout.  Chocolate covered pretzels… YUM.  Berries… YUM.  Cherries… DOUBLE YUM!

Don’t forget my little printable make a word game- perfect for beginner readers through adults so a boring car ride doesn’t turn ugly.

United States Word Hunt 

Happy 4th of July!

 

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10 Weeks of Total Fitness!

Total Fitness Challenge

The Fit Challenge: 10 weeks of TOTAL FITNESS!

I read about this amazing idea in a church magazine- a group of teen girls in a youth group committed to this challenge of Total Fitness in preparation for a camp they would all attend.

Their testimonies are so inspiring so be sure to go back and read the full article here.

I am doing this challenge with my kids the rest of the summer- feel free to join in the “fun” if you want!

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Summer Reading Wish List Printable

 

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Summer Reading Wish List

I don’t know about you, but I have a big Summer Reading Wish List!  It’s so big every summer that you would think I just lounged by the pool all summer and had hours and hours to read.

I do go to the pool a lot over the summer with my kids, but Spencer needs 1:1 assistance so I’m sliding and tubing and floating on the lazy river with him most days.

It’s a hard life- I know.  🙂

Even with my more laid back summer schedule I can’t get all of my books in.  I decided to prioritize my summer reading wish list this year to 4 categories:

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Judgment Cycle Printable

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The Judgment Cycle

After studying and writing about judgment I wanted to print this graphic for my mirror as a daily reminder to be gentle with myself and others.  I went ahead and saved it here as a PDF printable if you’d like to do the same!

I need to remember that I don’t have to be perfect.  Perfectionism leads to dissatisfaction which leads to judging myself.

I then have difficulty not comparing my shortcomings to someone else’s strong suits.  (I talk more about that in this organizing post)

I start worrying too much about what others think and not enough about what God thinks and in the process of worrying I become more judgmental of others because I’m feeling so darn bad about myself.

Then it all leads back to trying to be perfect because I think that’s what others expect.

Vicious Cycle.  It’s time to break it.

Click here to print the judgment cycle printable:

Judgment printable

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Love Lists: Free printable journal prompt

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Love List Printable

Does writing a love note seem gushy and uncomfortable?  That’s how I feel about them for the most part.  I’m sentimental but I have a hard time expressing my feelings when it’s most important.  The love list journal prompt gives me a comfortable and fun way to show the affection I feel in my heart but need to be better at communicating.

Love Lists- a lovey dovey journal prompt

I love making lists.  Lots and lots of lists go into keeping my life happy and useful.

Usually, my lists are there to keep me off the sofa, boss me around and remind me what in the world I have to do today.  These are a great way to use a list of course, but the best lists are the ones I make to build up the people I love.

They show my husband that after 18 years of marriage he is still the best thing in my life.  

They remind my kids that I love them more than my life.  

They help me remember the connection I had with my mother and remind me to be grateful for the years we had together.  

They help me remember how blessed I am.

I have put together a pdf file for these cute love list journal prompts!  Be on the look out for more ideas for love lists.

Love Lists Journal Prompt

What better list can we make than ones that help us show love?

Well, maybe a grocery list.  Those show love too.

 

 

 

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