Certain days of the year we Americans tend to feel extra patriotic but we don’t always put those feelings into words.
Holidays like Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day present a perfect opportunity to share with your kids what you love about being an American citizen.
Not only can you share stories about the opportunities that America has to offer but also personal accounts of the things you’ve done and seen that are particularly American.
Classic American values to kick off the conversation can include:
- Helping your neighbor
Many of these are core American values that text books teach kids led to the early patriots to build our country. Do you notice the trend of both individualism and community unity? We did and it gave us all the feels. We can be independent and together…it’s actually quite American!
Don’t be afraid to dive deep and think about the ways you live your life and how it reflects the drive of our forefathers who sacrificed to build this great country.
Video presents a great way for friends and family to contribute with their own unique tales. Your child might enjoy drawing a picture to each story they’ve heard or documenting the highlights in a personalized patriotic journal.