Fourth of July Blog Hop


I am joining some bloggy friends for a fun blog hop to celebrate July 4th!

Not being American, it's quite hard for me to talk about July 4th and what it means to me!  So, I am asking you today what it means to you?  Is it just another fun-filled holiday, a great excuse to bust out the BBQ, watch a parade or some light some fireworks or do you truly reflect, on America's historic birthday, what a great nation you have?

Have you been following World Cup Soccer?  I know it's not America's favorite sport (hehe!), but it is catching on, especially if you have been following the fortunes of the American soccer team!  Sadly they are out, but oh my word, was the world cheering them on!  I was gutted they didn't win, because although they may have lacked a little bit of quality, they soooo made up for it in sheer determination and grit - what team spirit and fight through to the end!  It was a thrilling match to watch and they so deserved to go through for that fighting spirit alone!  When I was thinking about the 4th of July, I was reminded of this performance.

In countries like Ireland, most people share a common culture or ethnicity. But the United States is different. What people share is a common idea — that people should have the freedom to live the way they want, and to work and earn money the best way they can. These freedoms have inspired people from all over the world to come to go to America and become "Americans." 

So this 4th of July, reflect on what it means to be an American and think of the sacrifices made by those to secure the freedoms you have today.  One day, I will fulfil my dream to visit your amazing country and perhaps have an opportunity to see the Liberty Bell - a symbol of freedom for people all over the world!

Happy July 4th, my American friends!

To celebrate this special birthday, I want to share a 'birthday' freebie with you!  Just click on the image below to grab a copy!


Scroll down to the link up below to find other blogs and great freebies!

And as an added bonus, all of the participating bloggers have 'pooled their cash' to purchase 4 $25 TpT gift certificates and 1 $10 Target gift card!

The first four selected will receive the TpT gift certificates and the 5th winner will receive the Target gift card!




Enter here, or on any of the participating blogs:



27 comments

  1. this is exciting!!! Happy Birthday to our USA!!! have a great day and be safe!!!!
    jill.ence@gmail.com

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    1. we always eat and watch the fireworks - as a family- me the hubs and kids... now grandkids!!

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    3. Thank you Wendy. I loved your post. I would love to visit Ireland.

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  2. Thank you so much! What a fun blog hop - I am having way to much fun hopping around today:)

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  3. Thanks for the cute freebie and for the opportunity to win these great prizes! I love to watch fireworks on the 4th and this year my husband and I are spending the day with family, hopefully splashing in the river nearby!

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  4. 4 yh of July is everything you said but so much more. It is all about the idea of people held together by a strong belief in freedom. We have our challenges, to be sure, but in the end, liberty and justice for all continue to hold strong. Thank you for sharing your insights to something we take for granted. And if you can get here, you know you have many places to stay at no cost! You could literally tour the USA!

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  5. Thank you! Love your stuff, especially your clip art!

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  6. Love these Blog Hops! I always find great ideas to use in my classroom!

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  7. A welcoming activity in anticipation of tonight's 4th of July celebration. Thank you for all of the freebies and great ideas for the classroom.

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  8. Being an American means I live in a country that I can have my freedom. Thank you to all who are currently serving or have served to keep our country free!! Friends, family, food and fireworks are traditions of the day!!

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  9. Thank you. Blog hopping as I listen to the neighborhood fireworks. I watched the area show last night. Can't wait to shop for goodies for my room.

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  11. Thanks so much for a great freebie! Love the hop!

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  12. Thanks for such a fun blog hop on this awesome weekend!

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    1. If I won I'd spend it on clip art and supplies for my classroom! We had a great time lighting fireworks as a family and doing our traditional tank "wars". :-)

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  14. For the 4th we spent most of the day at the beach and eating burgers, hotdogs and sloppy joes! If I won any of the gift cards, I would you them to purchase things/resources for the upcoming school year.

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  15. Loved the freebie you included in this hop. This has been a great blog hop!
    Sebrina Burke
    Burke's Special Kids

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  16. Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge an important American holiday all the way from Ireland! I LOVE the freebie...and so will the kids!

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  17. Thanks for the freebie, Wendy! The 4th of July is my favorite holiday! I celebrate independence by proudly flying the US flag, watching a patriotic parade, eating and drinking with family and friends, and watching fireworks! One of my dreams is to visit Ireland...maybe someday!

    Kay

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  18. I love this FREEBIE! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Thank you! I hope that you had a wonderful celebration! :)

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  20. Great freebie! Thanks for an awesome blog hop! :)

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  21. You all put together a great blog hop! Love the freebie! Thanks so much.

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  22. Awww, ladies - thank you so much for all your sweet, sweet comments! One day I will get to visit your amazing country! I have so much planned - visiting my bloggy friends - you know who you are <3; New York and maybe one time, the TpT conference in Vegas! I have a lot of saving up to do!! :D

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