4th of July Trivia

Today is July 1st, and my favorite holiday is days away.  I always host a 4th of July breakfast for my family and some guests.  My favorite activity at these breakfasts is a short round of trivia, centered in American revolutionary history and our founding documents.  Every year I create a new one, print it out, and let everyone guess at the answers.  While the holiday is mostly full of family, food, and fireworks, I also love inviting my family to pause, remember, and really think about the holiday.  I decided to share my 4th of July trivia with you this year, just for fun.  You’ll find a link at the end of this post.

I hang buntings and flags in June for Flag Day and they mostly stay up until the end of July.  I suppose flags and red, white and blue will always remind my kids of summer.  Yesterday we hosted a large gathering and it was nice to have the porch looking festive and welcoming.

I got new planters this year because my last set were broken.  I’m still heartbroken about that; I don’t think I’ll ever find planters I love as much.  Still, the gray is pretty and I always love flowers on the porch.

This antique star has been a fixture at my house for many years.  I decided to prop it among the flowers, and I love how it stands out among the planters.

My fresh boxwood wreath from Christmas still graces the front door.  I have a long blue bunting with stars on it, and tied an enormous bow around the wreath.  It’s dry now, but still pretty, and I’m enjoying it.  We actually had some birds try to build a nest in it, against the window a month or two ago.

A terrible idea, which they quickly abandoned.  It was fun to hear the birdsong RIGHT outside the door, and to watch them.

I set up the table for early morning visits and added pillows to the bench, so my husband can work outside.

We stood to sing all verses of the national anthem on Sunday in church, and  I loved being in a congregation that sang with feeling and conviction.  It was a perfect beginning to a patriotic week.

So my porch is ready, the flags are flying, and the 2024 4th of July trivia is prepped.  There are 2 PDFs for you.  One with questions only, so you can print as many copies as you wish and pass them out, or print one and do the trivia vocally as a group.  The second one is questions with answers.  Click here to get your copy!

I wish you a joyful, thoughtful, and safe Independence day!


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