For many of us, Independence Day means flags, lake days, fireworks, and barbeques—maybe even a day off of school or work. All of that stuff is wonderful, but it can be enriched when we take the time to consider how Independence Day began, and what it means to us now. If you are looking for a fun activity to do with your kids to get them thinking about what Independence Day is, you can write an Independence Day poem with them! You can write one all together, or you can each write your own and have fun sharing them with one another.
Now, not all of us are comfortable thinking of ourselves as poets, but writing an Independence Day poem can be a golden opportunity to model artistic freedom for your family, just making something without fear of failure. Plus, we have some advice and some templates for you to use. Don’t be afraid to take an unexpected angle in your poem!