CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

June 25, 2013

July 4th—Children’s Stories & Poems


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

JULY 4TH:

CHILDREN’S STORIES & POEMS

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For children (of all ages) I surfed the Internet and found the following sites with stories, poems, and finger plays that provide July 4th entertainment, especially when waiting to see what sweetheart messages await the reader.

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4th-of-july-bbq-coloring-pageJOKES

What did King George think of the American colonists?

He thought they were revolting!

Where did George Washington buy his hatchet?

At the chopping mall.

What happened as a result of the Stamp Act?

The Americans licked the British!

Link http://www.theinertia.com/comedy/happy-fourth-of-july-jokes/

Why did the British soldiers wear red coat?

So they could hide in the tomatoes.

How was the good at the Fourth of July picnic?

The hot dogs were bad, but the brats were the wurst!

Why did the duck say, “Bang”?

He was a fire-quacker.

More http://academictips.org/funny-jokes/fourth-of-july-jokes/

What would you get if you crossed a patriot with a small curly-haired dog?

Yankee Poodle!

Why were the early American settlers like ants?

Because they lived in colonies.

What would you get if you crossed a monster with Yankee Doodle?

Yankee Doofus!

What’s red, white, blue and green?

A seasick Uncle Sam!

More http://www.kidactivities.net/post/Patriotic-Red-White-and-Blue-Jokes.aspx

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Buy blue blueberry biscuits before bedtime.

Bobby Blue blows big blue bubbles.

More http://www.brownielocks.com/tonguetwisters.html

The eagle takes off, the branch bends; the branch bends, the eagle takes off.

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SONGS

I’M A LITTLE FIREWORK …to the tune of “I’m A Little Teapot”

I’m a little firework

Up in the sky.

I dance and I shimmer

Way up, up high.

Sometimes I’m red.

Sometimes I’m blue.

But I…

continue http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/holiday_themes/fourth_of_july_songs.html

“WE GO MARCHING”  Sung to: “Ants Go Marching”

We go marching one by one- hurrah, hurrah.

To sing some song and have some fun- hurrah, hurrah.

We go marching one by one to sing some song and have some fun,

And we all go marching to the poles for the forth of July- Boom, Boom, Boom.

Other verses:

. . .two by two

To honor the red, WHITE and blue.

. . .three by three

To celebrate… continue http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/holiday_themes/fourth_of_july_songs.html

WAVE A FLAG

Tune “Oh My Darlin”

Beat a Drum,

March along give a cheer-hip hip horray

Wave a Flag,

Sing… continue http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/holiday_themes/fourth_of_july_songs.html

SPARKLER SONG

Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

Wave your sparkler way up high, way up high.

Wave your sparkler way up high, way up high.

Wave your sparkler way up high,

Like fireworks in the sky.

Wave your sparkler way up high, way up high.

Jean Warren

IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE FLAG

Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

If you have a little flag, hold it high.

If you have a little flag, hold it high.

If you hold it way up high, you can wave it in the sky.

If you have a little flag, hold it high.

If you have a roman candle, hold it high.

If you have a roman candle, hold it high.

If you hold it way up high, you can shoot it in the sky.

If you have a roman candle, hold it high.

If you have a little sparkler, hold it high.

If you have a little sparkler, hold it high.

If you hold it way up high, you can light up the night sky.

If you have a little sparkler, hold it high.

Jean Warren

More http://www.preschoolexpress.com/music_station03/music_station_july03.shtml

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From every mountain side Let Freedom ring.

My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue.

Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!

By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.

More: http://www.allbestmessages.com/quotes/Independence-Day-Quotes.php

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. ~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, “Maxims: Liberty and Equality,” 1905

The United States is the only country with a known birthday. ~James G. Blaine

And I’m proud to be an American,

where at least I know I’m free.

And I won’t forget the men who died,

who gave that right to me.

~Lee Greenwood

More http://www.quotegarden.com/fourth-of-july.html

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Oh, foe reelz? Yes, new potatoes have arrived at your Ballard Farmers Market, too! Colinwood Farms has these gorgeous red, white and blue new potatoes right now. A few of you lucky ones got some last Sunday and made patriotic potato salad with them for the 4th. Cuz these are red fleshed, white fleshed and blue fleshed potatoes, after all. Who says beauty is only skin deep?!

More http://ballardfarmersmarket.wordpress.com/tag/green-beans/

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STORIES

BABY DUCK TRIES TO STAY AWAKE

Some mornings are harder than others to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. This sweet sleepy duckling is sure doing his best though. See this little guy work so hard to keep his eyes open and shake off his slumber. Will he succeed? Watch now and find out. Be sure not to miss the secret surprise ending! http://screen.yahoo.com/baby-duck-tries-stay-awake-115302107.html

PARABLE FOR THE 4th OF JULY

Once, in the 1820’s, a little boy called Sam was playing in the yard behind his house. During his pretend fighting game, he knocked over the outhouse. Now Sam was upset and worried that he would get into trouble so he ran into the woods and didn’t come out until after got dark. When he arrived back home, his pappy was waiting for him. He asked suspiciously, “Son, did you knock over the outhouse this afternoon?”

“No, pappy,” Sam lied.

“Well, let me tell you a story,” said the father. “Once, not that long ago, Mr Lincoln received a shiny new axe from his father. Excited, he tried it out on a tree, swiftly cutting it down. But as he looked at the tree, with dismay he realized it was his mother’s favorite cherry tree,” his pappy paused.” just like you, he ran into the woods. When he returned, his pappy asked, ‘Abraham, did you cut down the cherry tree?’ Abraham answered with, ‘Father, I cannot tell a lie. I did indeed chop down the tree.’ Then his father said, ‘Well, since you were honest with me, you are spared from punishment. I hope you have learned your lesson, though.’ So,” the Sam’s father asked again,” did you knock down the outhouse?”

“Pappy, I cannot tell a lie any more.” said the little boy. “I continue http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/saints/4th_july_independence_day.htm

THE BALD EAGLE

The Bald Eagle is the symbol bird of the United States of America. The Bald Eagle represents the traits of courage, independence, and strength. It is a large eagle with white-feathered head and neck.

The Bald Eagle appears on most of its official seals, including the Seal of the President of the United States.

Some Native American cultures considered the Bald Eagle a sacred bird. The features of Bald Eagles played a role in many religious and spiritual customs.

More http://www.kidport.com/reflib/usahistory/americanicons/BaldEagle.htm

LITTLE ANDY WAS AT HIS FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Mrs Whyte, his teacher advises the class that each school day starts with the “Pledge of Allegiance”*** and instructs them to put their right hand over their heart and repeat after her.

As Mrs Whyte starts the recitation she looks around the room, ‘I pledge allegiance to the flag……..’, when her eyes are drawn to Andy who has his hand over the right cheek of his bottom.

‘Andy, I cannot continue till you put your hand over your heart,’ she demands.

Andy looks up and replies, ‘It is over my heart.’

After several more attempts to get Andy to put his hand over his heart, Mrs Whyte enquires, ‘Why do you think that is your heart, Andy?’

‘Well Miss,’ answers Andy, ‘because every time my Grandma comes to visit she pats me there and says, “Bless your little heart,” and my Grandma never lies.’

More http://www.guy-sports.com/humor/saints/4th_july_independence_day.htm

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THE LAND OF LIBERTY

by Author Unknown

I love my country’s pine-clad hills,

Her thousand bright and gushing rills,

Her sunshine and her storms;

Her rough and rugged rocks, that rear

Their hoary heads high in the air

In wild, fantastic forms.

I love her rivers, deep and wide,

Those mighty streams that seaward glide

To seek the ocean’s breast;

Her smiling fields, her pleasant vales,

Her shady dells, her flow’ry dales,

The haunts of peaceful rest.

I love her forests, dark and lone,

For there the wild bird’s merry tone

I hear continue http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/fourth-of-july/kids-poems/the-land-of-liberty.html

YOU WONDER WHY?

by Paul Berchtold, I’ll make a rhyme,

You beat the time,

Beat on the drum,

Or just plain hum.

You wonder why?

It’s 4th July!

No work, no school,

It is the rule,

With much delight,

Take in the sight,

You wonder why?

It’s 4th July!

See here what’s made,

A nice parade,

It’s not pretend,

Join ev’ry friend.

You wonder why?

It’s 4th July!

Give shout and cry,

Sing low, sing high,

Strike up the band,

All o’er the land.

You wonder why?

It’s 4th July!

The flag goes by,

Salute it high,

Show how

More http://www.thank-your-stars.com/4th-of-july-poem.html

A NATION FREE

Today is a time for fireworks and fun

But we shouldn’t forget its reason.

This is one of the most important days

of the entire summer season.

Today’s the day our nation became free

and the date of the country’s birth.

For so many years we have grown to be

one of the best countries on earth.

More http://www.mywordwizard.com/independence-day-poems.html

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ADDITIONAL READING:

CHILDREN story category on CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

July Celebrations: Part 1

July celebrations: Part 2

Flag Day—Children’s Stories & Poems

IMAGE SOURCES

http://www.coloringpagesblog.com/view/printable-book-bald-eagle-animals-eagle-coloring-pages.html

http://www.sheknows.com/kids-activity-center/list/fouth-of-july

http://printthistoday.com/4th-of-july-coloring-pages/

http://www.supercoloring.com/pages/july-4th/

http://www.preschoolcoloringbook.com/color/cp4july22.shtml

http://www.coloring-pages-book-for-kids-boys.com/july-4th-coloring-pages.html

http://www.coloring-pages-book-for-kids-boys.com/july-4th-coloring-pages.html

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