America celebrates July 4 as Independence Day because it was on July 4, 1776, that members of
the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence.
Following its adoption, the Declaration was read to the public in various American cities. Whenever they heard it, patriots erupted in cheers and celebrations.
In 1777, Philadelphians remembered the 4th of July. Bells were rung, guns fired, candles lighted, and firecrackers set off. However, while the War of Independence dragged on, July 4 celebrations were modest at best.
When the war ended in 1783, July 4 became a holiday in some places. In Boston, it replaced the date of the Boston Massacre, March 5, as the major patriotic holiday. Speeches, military events, parades, and fireworks marked the day. In 1941, Congress declared July 4 a federal holiday.
Games and fire works
Independence Day is considered as a Public Day with outings, picnics and lots of outdoor events like parades, air shows, barbecues, fireworks and musical concerts. Parades generally occur in the morning and the fireworks occur in the evening. Independence Day fireworks are usually accompanied with the patriotic songs like “God Bless America”, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “America the Beautiful” etc.
Americans proudly fly the American Flag, sing songs and enjoy the day with their friends and families.
Independence day Celebrations ( United States ) Games and Fire Works
Fun Game for July 4th
Game for kids on July 4th
Game for July 4th for Kids & Adults
Also called ‘Pickle’ or ‘Monkey in the Middle’…
Two or more players must pass a ball to one another, while a player in the middle attempts to intercept it.
The game could be considered a reverse form of dodgeball—instead of trying to hit people in the middle with the ball, players attempt to keep the ball away from them.
The basic game is played by drawing a circle on the ground about ten feet in diameter.
One person stands in the cener (the monkey, the piggy or the pickle) and the rest stand outside the circle.
A player outside the circle must then throw the ball through the circle to another person outside the circle with the goal being to prevent the person who is “it” from getting to the ball.
This continues until the person who is it catches the ball or gains possession due to a failed catch, etc.
Whoever threw the ball last then becomes it, and replaces the person in the middle.
Water Spray Wars
Here’s a good way to enjoy a hot summer day without a swimming pool. For this game, you’ll need some spray bottles, or empty dish soap bottles with the cap on.
The player who is “It” gets the spray bottle and must tag the other players by squirting them. The person who is tagged first gets to take over the spray bottle and do the squirting.
Try playing this game as Freeze Tag. You must freeze in place when you are squirted. You can be unfrozen by having another player crawl between your legs. If “It” manages to freeze everyone, he or she gets to squirt again.
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STUCK IN THE MUD
A basic tag game.
If children are tagged, they must stand with their legs apart (stuck in
the mud) until someone crawls through and releases them.