Get Families Ready for Independence Day with our Fourth of July Template

Dr. Kara Stern
1 min read
Kid in US themed glasses screaming.

School newsletters with family-friendly activities are an easy way to stay in touch over summer.

Our Fourth of July template kicks off with a great quote from Eleanor Roosevelt — click on the quote itself and you’ll find a list of 50 inspiring July 4th quotations. Parents could ask every member of the household to pick their favorite and share what it means to them, or illustrate it, or both!

It’ll make for a lively family dinner discussion 🙂

GIF of Winnie the Pooh characters at the dinner table jumping around

Since it’s a long weekend, everyone needs ideas for family-friendly activities

We share two links with all kinds of suggestions. The first details some of the more unusual regional ways folks celebrate the holiday & the second has a (more standard) list of fun ideas. Then we’ve got links for arts & crafts, and for red, white, & blue recipes. We’ve embedded an easy video explanation of the holiday for elementary age kids.

You can get started with it here! Just click to duplicate, personalize, & send.

Dr. Kara Stern

Dr. Kara Stern began her career as an ELA teacher, then shifted into administration as a middle school principal. Dr. Stern is a fervent advocate for equitable communication and family engagement. She spent five years as Executive Director at Math for America, where she designed the professional learning community that exists to this day. An unexpected move to Tel Aviv launched her into the world of EdTech where she became the Director of Education Content for Smore and then the Head of Education Solutions at SchoolStatus. Outside of work, she indulges her love for reading, devouring two novels weekly, with a particular fondness for heists and spy stories.

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