Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. This was officially adopted on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly celebrated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, picnics, and various summer activities.

For our Fourth of July Celebrations at Wake Forest Montessori we did face painting with the children.  We discussed the importance of the American flag and and the purpose of all fifty stars. The children then created a flag that they felt represented their classroom. We all had a great deal of fun!