Good month of July to our BMI family! With the celebration of Independence Day this month our theme just fits.
I wanted to start the article with an idea about volunteering. I know we are all busy in our daily lives but when I give back, I just feel good. My kids like how it feels to make a difference in the world, however large or small. Here is a great start at ideas for kids. They can research the best fit for them.
USA Freedom Corps
I can't say the word freedom without thinking of the men and women deployed. So, in line with thinking of the armed services personnel stationed over seas. Here is a link to give back to the troops. Say Thanks
As I have said before in past Newsletters, I love to do things with the kids. Whether it be making a meal with a theme or using crafts, it is a great way to take the time to get to know these little people. Here are some great ideas for the month of July.
I used to make friendship bracelets and I found step by step instructions for making a Freedom bracelet. Don't know what I am talking about? Click here. Freedom Bracelets
Finally, here is a place to go for a plethora of information and ideas to have fun with the kids. My favorite link on this site is Billy Bear's Fourth of July. Because when there is no time to prepare, it has print out of activities and a few games. Find your favorite and have fun. Kids Konnect