Preschool Independence Day Theme





Book List

A Fourth of July on the Plains - Jean Van Leeuwen
Celebration - Jane Thomas
Fourth of July Bear - Kathryn Lasky
Fourth of July Story - Alice Dalgliesh
Henry's Fourth of July - Holly Keller
Higgledy Piggledy Hobbledy Hoy - Dorothy Butler
My First Fourth of July Book - Harriet Hodgson
Parade - Donald Crews
Star-Spangled Banner - Peter Spier
The Fourth of July - Janet McDonnell
Thump, Thump, Rat-A-Tat-Tat - Gene Baer



Songs & Fingerplays

Stars and Stripes - sung to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

Wave, wave, wave the flag,
As we march around.
Hold it high to show our pride,
It must not touch the ground.

Wave, wave, wave the flag,
Dear red, white and blue.
Stars and stripes forever bright,
America to you!

Wave a Flag - sung to "Did You Ever See A Lassie?"

Did you ever wave a flag,
A flag, a flag?
Did you ever wave a flag,
For your country?
Wave this way and that way,
And this way and that way.
Did you ever wave a flag,
For your country?

~song by Barbara Paxton


Colors of Our Flag

Red, white, and blue. Red, white, and blue.
Colors of our flag. Colors of our flag.
Soon it will be the Fourth of July,
And that, you know, is the reason why
We sing about our country's flag,
Red, white, and blue.
~song by Barbara B. Fleisher

Statue of Liberty - sung to "I'm a Little Teapot"

I'm a giant statue, see my torch,
Symbol of freedom and peace for all.
See me in the harbor
So straight and tall,
Welcoming the people, one and all.

~song by Betty Loew White


Our Flag - sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"

Stripes and stripes and little stars,
Oh, how beautiful you are.
Red and white and blue, that's true,
Waving proud for me and you.
Stripes and stripes and little stars,
Oh, how beautiful you are!

We Honor You - sung to "Happy Birthday"

Oh, red, white and blue,
We honor you.
You have red and white stripes,
And fifty stars, too.

See Our Flag - sung to "Mary Had A Little Lamb"

See our flag, it's waving high,
waving high, waving high,
See our flag, it's waving high.
It's red and white and blue.


I'm Proud of our Flag - sung to "Hickory, Dickory, Dock"

Our flag is red, white and blue,
There are stars and stripes on it, too.
I'm proud of our flag, the United States flag,
And you can be proud of it, too!

Happy Birthday to America - sung to "Oh, Christmas Tree"

America
America
Happy Birthday to You
America
America
It's your birthday too
We celebrate
Your birthday
By fireworks
And picnics too
Ameirca
America
How we love you true.
We-e love you, yes we do.

Our Flag - sung to "Mary Had a Little Lamb"

Our flag is red, white, & blue
red, white & blue
red, white & blue
Our flag is red, white, & blue
in the USA

Our flag has 50 stars,
50 stars, 50 stars,
Our flag has 50 stars,
in the USA

Our flag has 13 stripes,
13 stripes, 13 stripes,
Our flag has 13 stripes,
in the USA

American Flag - sung to "Frere Jacques"

What is red?
What is white?
What is blue?
What is striped?
What has many stars?
What has many stars?
Can you guess, how many there are?
Then the kids shout 50.


Fireworks in the Sky - sung to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

Boom, crack, whistle, pop,
Fireworks in the sky.
See them lighting up the night
On the Fourth of July.

Red, blue, gold, and green,
With fireworks we say,
"Happy Birthday, America,
It's Independence Day!"

Down at the Flagpole - sung to "Down By The Station"

Down at the flagpole,
Early in the morning,
We will raise our flag,
The red, white, and blue.
We stand at attention,
It's something that we do.
We salute the colors,
The red, white, and blue.


The Red White and Blue - sung to "When the Saints Come Marching In"

Oh, when the flag comes marching in,
Oh, when the flag comes marching in,
How I love to see its three colors,
The red, white, and blue.

A Flag For Me And You - sung to "Three Blind Mice"

Red, white and blue,
Red, white and blue,
A flag for me.
A flag for you.
It is the flag of our great nation,
It's honored by each generation.
Join me now in a celebration,
Red, white and blue.


Our Country's Flag - fingerplay

Please sit down, everyone,
I'm going to tell a story
(point to mouth)
About our country's famous flag-
Its nickname is Old Glory.
(point to flag)
Stars and stripes are on our flag,
They're red and white and blue.
(point to flag colors)
It tells the world that we are free
And proud to be here too! (Nod Head)

Stars and Stripes

Wave the flag, wave the flag,
(wave arm like a flag)
As we march around.
Hold it high to show our pride,
Don't let it touch the ground.
Wave the flag, wave the flag,
Dear red, white, and blue.
Stars and stripes forever bright,
America-here's to you!

Our Flag

Stripes and strips and little stars,
(wave arm like a flag)
Oh, how beautiful you are!
Red and white and blue, it's true,
Proudly waving for me and you.



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