5 ways to Celebrate July Fourth At Home

July fourth is often an exciting holiday that combines friends, family, fireworks and great food while celebrating America’s independence. But due to COVOD-19, this year looks a little different than previous years. This however is no reason to cancel all celebrations. There are plenty of activities you can do while social distancing and home. Below are some great stay at home fourth of July ideas that the whole family can par-take in! 

Virtual fireworks & Parades: Check out your local newspaper or Cleveland’s MainStreet website for more info on if virtual options will be provided. 

Create Independence Day red, white and blue food: Create your favorite party platters using patriotic colors. 

Host a small gathering backyard cookout: A backyard cookout is the perfect plan for a long weekend in. Check out the CDC’s webpage on Considerations for Events & Gatherings for more information on how to social distance and also celebrate with friends this 4th of July.

Backyard water party: Throw on your swimsuits and create the ultimate backyard water bash!  If you don’t have a pool? No worries grab the sprinklers and hose. Create a sunscreen applying station that is easy for friends and family to access to stay safe. Read an American History Novel: Families with little ones this is a great chance to educate kids on our American history. A couple excellent options are I Am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer and Two Friends by Dean Robbins.

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