It’s easy to find fancy fireworks, parades and patriotic decorations, but there are other ways to observe the Fourth of July. Here are a few family-friendly alternatives:
• Get your craft on with your kids: These patriotic pinwheels are sure to get you in the spirit.
• Fourth of July trivia: Make up questions and test family and friends’ American history knowledge. You might even learn a thing or two.
• Consider the glow of a campfire: Fireworks cause countless fires and increase glacier degeneration, so why not celebrate in an environmentally friendly way? Here’s a festive s’mores recipe to bring along.