📝Friday Quick Writes✏️

🗽Do you know why we celebrate the 4th of July?  🇺🇸Have you thought about what Independence Day means?

Here are some writing prompts in blue and some holiday fun facts 🎇 adapted from Journal Buddies in red,  with a few different ideas added in.  ✏️Have fun writing today and everyday.  🏜Share your ideas and thinking on your blog or in the comments below.🏕

What does the Fourth of July mean to you?

Fourth of July Fun Fact – Food is a huge part of the Fourth of July—and people eat approximately 150 million hot dogs across the country on this day alone.  What a tasty way to celebrate our freedom!

Which type of food do you most look forward to eating on the Fourth of July?  Which feeds are an important part of your family’s traditions and why?

Fourth of July Fun Fact – The Liberty Bell was rung on the first Fourth of July celebration – and is still used in Fourth of July celebrations today.  Located in Philadelphia, this historic landmark is a reminder of independence and freedom to Americans everywhere.  It was rung on the first Fourth of July (almost 60 years before it got its famous crack).  Today, the bell is tapped 13 times each Independence Day in honor of the 13 original colonies.

There are many myths and legends about how the Liberty Bell got its famed crack.  Write a short fictional story in which you make up your own funny reason for the damage to this iconic American landmark.

Write a story using these words (and others too 😎): picnic, parade, watermelon, splash, race, cousins, bicycle, dog, and fireworks.

Dear Pen Pal… Write a letter to an imaginary friend who lives in another country.  Explain why we celebrate (you might have to do a little research here and here) and describe five things you like about living in the United States of America.

Fourth of July Fun Fact – Paul Revere and Samuel Adams buried a time capsule on the 20th anniversary of the 4th of July in 1795.  The time capsule was finally opened almost 220 years later in 2014.  It included newspapers from the day, a silver plate, old coins, and a copper medal that featured an engraved picture of President George Washington.

If you were going to bury a time capsule today to reflect the state of our nation, what would you put in it?  When would you want it to be opened—and how do you think people would react to its contents?  Be sure to explain why you would include each of the items you chose!

Do you believe freedom truly exists in the United States of America?  Why or why not?

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