Celebrate the Fourth of July 2013 in Chicago with kids

Fourth of July means getting together with family and friends. Here are a few ideas for activities to keep little hands busy while they are waiting for the fun and a few recipes we like for the holiday.

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Enjoy the holiday with a delicious summer meal. Barbecue andwatermelon are always popular this time of year, but we have menuideas for every member of the family to enjoy.

Recipes for the Fourth of July


Create fireworks in a jar or maybe make your own American flag.The ideas are endless, so here’s a list of craft activities thatwill keep those young minds occupied as they wait for the eveningfireworks.

Fourth of July crafts

Celebrate American freedom with patriotic and summer-inspiredcrafts that the whole family can enjoy.


Fourth of July celebrations in Chicago and the suburbs

From Arlington Heights to Oak Forest, the Chicagoland area will be buzzing with Fourth of July festivities.  Check out these events  for food, fun, music and carnival rides that are sure to entertain everyone in your family.


Old-fashioned fun for the Fourth of July in Chicago

Certain things are synonymous with IndependenceDay, and Chicago is a prime place to experience them all! Here aresome spots for your Fourth faves.


Eight free apps for the Fourth of July

Create a patriotic family photo or your own fireworksspectacular. Test your knowledge of American history or learn somenew facts. We found eight free apps for Chicago families to usewhile celebrating our nation’s freedom and showing their Americanpride.


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