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With the Fourth of July coming soon, I thought it would be fun to create a Fourth of July Quiz to see what my kids already know about our nation’s holiday, and to teach them a few new things about the Fourth of July and the founding of our great country.
Today I’m sharing my free printable Fourth of July quiz for kids (and adults) with you!
Going #DarkForDinner means that you have a family meal without all of the distractions, like cell phones, home phones, tv, computer, or anything that will distract you from your family.
I am happy to tell you that our family meal went even better than I had imagined! I was so impressed with my kids! The meal was problem free, and somehow the kids all got along better and were much more engaged when I was more engaged with them without my cell phone at the table, or the tv on. It was great, and I am vowing to go #DarkforDinner for every meal!
One thing that I did to get us talking was to create the free printable Fourth of July quiz that I mentioned. I let the kids eat most of their meal before pulling out the half sheet trivia quizzes. I gave each of them a quiz and a pen, and let them take about 10 minutes to fill in their answers.
Some of the questions were easy enough that I knew they would be able to answer them, but some were definitely more challenging (that I didn’t even know the answers to), but I did that on purpose to get some conversation going. 😉
All of my kids were really excited to take the America quiz, which made me excited too. After about 10 minutes of silence while they took the quiz, we read the questions, they told me their answers, and I told them the correct answer for each one. Some of their answers were surprisingly insightful and creative, and some were just really funny!
Here is one of my favorites from my six-year-old daughter. The question asked, “What two things should never touch the flag?”
Her answer? “Ax and gun.” Makes perfect sense to me!
I was impressed that my son knew that the national bird was almost a turkey, and that is was Benjamin Franklin who was pushing for the turkey. We took a few pictures after dinner of my kids and their quizzes, as well as some of their answers. Of course no photos were allowed during our meal! 😉
Just click on the link to download your own set of Free Printable Fourth of July Quizzes!
For the answers, just click on the Free Printable Fourth of July Quiz Answers.
You can print the answers on the back of the questions, pass out the answers after the quiz, or just read the answers from the page. Whatever works for you and your family!
I am so impressed with the conversation and the learning that took place during our meal. Dinner went on for a LOT longer than usual, because of the great conversation that was taking place, and that is fine with me! I feel like the kids all left dinner that night with a lot more knowledge of our country, and with the certainty that their parents love them and were willing to give them their undivided attention.
I highly recommend that you try going #DarkForDinner. If your family is anything like ours, then I think you’ll be very pleased with the results!