Independence Day will be here before you know it, and your children may be looking for fun Independence Day games to play. Your children may not have any ideas of their own. If this is the case, you may want to give them some of these suggestions.
One activity your children may like to try is a flag relay. Hereís how to play the game:
- Gather together a number of small American flags, enough for each person playing the game. Then split the children into two teams with equal numbers, if possible.
- Put two buckets filled with sand at one end of the yard and make the starting point at the other. Place the flags into the buckets with an equal number in each one.
- When you say ìgo,î the first child will race to the bucket, pick up a flag, and then head back to the next team member. Theyíre not allowed to run back, however. They may walk or march. When they reach the next team member, theyíll tag them and that person will race down to get their flag.
- Continue the game until each team member has raced down to pick up a flag. Let the children keep their flags. If your town is having fireworks, the children will have flags to wave.
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