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Activities based around American Independence Day theme


Pringles tube / toilet roll, coloured card (red, white and blue), Red and white crepe paper, glue, string, scissors, hole punch, white stars (stickers)
BBQ (a disposable one is fine)
Baseball bat / rounders bat, tennis ball, 6 cones


What is Independence Day
- Read out the “American Independence for Children” resource and explain that in the USA, Independence Day is a public holiday – which means that everyone gets the day off work to celebrate. Many families and friends get together for BBQs.

Activity: American Windsock
- Cut the bottom off a Pringles tube.
- Cover the box with blue cad and then glue/stick on white construction paper stars.
- Cut some red and white crepe paper streamers and glue or staple them to one end of the wind sock.
- Punch four holes along the top of the wind sock.
- Cut two pieces of string about a foot long. Tie the strings to the wind sock (tie the opposite ends of a string to holes on opposite sides of the cylinder).
- Tie a longer piece of string to the smaller pieces - you'll hang the wind sock from this piece of string.

Activity: BBQ
- Give each Cub the chance to cook themselves a burger – with the option to add cheese, ketchup etc

Pack Activity: Baseball
- Explain that a popular game in the USA is Baseball, which is very similar to rounders.
- Setup a “baseball” pitch (using the “Pitch Layout” resource and play a match involving all Cub Scouts.


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