July 4th is almost here, which means it’s time to celebrate Independence Day!
In honor of the original 13 states, we’ve put together a list of 14 ways you can celebrate with your family on this most patriotic holiday. From fireworks and rousing music to stuffing yourself with red, white and blue foods, there’s no end to the fun to be had on America’s birthday. Pick and choose your favorites, or tackle the whole list for an unforgettable day of summer fun!
1. See a Fireworks Show
2. Make Sparklers at Home
3. Organize a Bike Parade
4. Wear a Patriotic T-Shirt
5. Visit a Historic Landmark
6. Throw a Patriotic Picnic
7. Paint Your Lawn
8. Put up a Photo Booth
9. Volunteer in the Community
10. Eat All American
11. Attend a stay at home
12. Watch TV
13. Raise the Flag
14. Build the Flag
DAIRY AND GLUTEN FREE RECIPE
Watermelon Blueberry Sparklers
They are an adorable, healthy 4th of July recipe! These are fun for kids and adults and they are super easy to make with a group of people or prep in advance of a party.
*1 medium to large watermelon
*3 cups blueberries
1- Cut watermelon into plates about 1/2 thick.
2-Using a star cookie cutter, cut out star shapes from watermelon.
3-Assemble sparklers with 8 to 10 blueberries and one watermelon star on each wooden skewer.
These watermelon blueberry skewers are an adorable, healthy 4th of July treat.
UV Safety Awareness Month
“Summer has arrived and while the sun is shining bright it’s a golden time to highlight July as UV Safety Awareness Month!
We all love to take in those warm summer rays, but everyone must remember to protect their skin and eyes from the damaging effects of the sun….”
Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize the risk that comes with sun exposure.
- Cover Up
- Stay in the Shade
- Choose the Right Sunscreen
- Use the Right Amount of Sunscreen
By taking the proper precautions and following this advice you and your loved ones can enjoy the sun. If you are having any problems after being in the sun, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider.
Enjoy the outdoors this summer and remember to protect your eyes and the skin you’re in!