Hi boys and girls. Welcome back to penny's reading. I'm here live and Spencer West Virginia and I'm so glad to see you guys today. I don't know about where you're at here it is hot. No rain. But hot. Well, we have a holiday coming up this weekend. Can anybody guess what the holiday is? Wait, wait, wait. Oh, you're right. It's the 4th of July. So if you see here on the table, I have all kinds of things. So are we going to be busy? So we probably should get started. I think we should. So let's start off with our book, our book is called the night before the 4th of July. It is written by Natasha wing and it is illustrated by Amy warmer. Again, the night before the July. Looks like they're having fun. Which was the night before July 4th, and all across the USA, Americans were gearing up for Independence Day. Mom tied up the bunting while I gave dad a hand. We hung up the flag from our porch stand. That night we both slept sprawled out in our beds while visions of fireworks popped in our heads. The next morning we dressed up in red, white, and blue. I even wore stars. One on each shoe. We lined up on Main Street. Look, here come the parade floats. Hooray for the marching band and the four H club goats. The mayor tossed candy. Eyeshadow here, here. And Uncle Sam walking on stilts brought up the rear. Oh, look at how tall he is. I don't know if they got walk on stilts. Friends and family came over for a backyard barbecue, dad fired up the grill as a storm started to brew. The goodies were set on the picnic table with care, get them while they're hot while her dad flipping burgers into the air. But just when we sat down, it started to pour. Grab the food, shouted mom. And we raced through the door. In hot dogs, then salads and blueberry pie in melanin corn keep those potato chips dry. We gathered in the kitchen and spilled into the hall, squeeze in, said mom, there's room for us all. As we munched on our food, grandma turned to grandpa. There will be no fireworks show as this ring doesn't stop. What we all shouted, no rockets, red glare, a 4th of July without fireworks. That's totally not fair. When what to our wondering eyes should appear with The Rain suddenly stopping the sky was now clear. We piled in the car and drove to the park. We threw down a blanket as it began to grow dark. Dad let the sparklers we drew circles in the air. We snapped glow sticks on our wrists and glow halos in our hair. The first firework was launched high into the night. It bloomed like a flower exploding with light. With crackle boom. Woohoo. Cheered the crowd, but my brother covered his ears and whimpered. That's too loud. The band played the national anthem, dad sang, oh, say can you see that's when I covered my ears because he was way out of heat. And now the grand finale. Wow, the best I've seen yet, a sky filled with color, a show. I'll never forget when the last firework fizzle, like fairy dust in the sky. We all cheered and shouted. Happy 4th of July. Lee and that was the night before the 4th of July. Well, we've got some activities to do. We've actually got one, two, three things we're going to do, okay? We've got an arch project that if someone in your family, if you guys are going to have a cookout or a barbecue for the 4th of July, we're going to make some decorations that you can put on your mom and dad's table. Then we're going to make a snack that you could fix for your cookout your party. And then we also have a game. So, that's a lot of stuff, isn't it? So let's start off with our decorations for the tables, okay? We're going to make red, white, and blue, paper lanterns. If you want to make one, you can make just one. If you've got the stuff and want to make all three, make all three, then be fine. So what we're going to need for this is we're going to need a piece of construction paper, and we'll put it over here on our other camera. And we're going to need a ruler. Scissors. Stickers. A piece of red, white and blue ribbon to celebrate the holiday. A stapler and some glue and oh we're going to keep our fingers crossed that we don't have exploding glue like miss pans that one day. So what we're going to do is first you take your piece of construction paper. When you're construction paper, regardless this way it's the tall way, you're going to fold it in half, okay? So we've got it folded in half. Then you're going to take your ruler and you'll see that I've already made the lines online. But you take your ruler and you're going to put just some lines, just trace you some lines, like one on one side of the ruler and one on the other side of the ruler. All the way down your paper, and you want to have it on the fold inside, okay? So then you get your scissors and where the line starts. This is where you're going to start cutting. When the line stops, that's when you're going to stop cutting. And now, for the magic moment, let's see if I got this lined right, okay? So you cut them. Got to go real quick, huh? Well, like I said, the line starts. You start the line stops. You stop. Don't go all the way. Then you cut your paper in half. And then you do not have a lantern. We did these the other day. It's building blocks in the class. And I wasn't thinking, and I put the lines the wrong way. So guess what? We did not have paper lanterns. We had to dry again. I was having one of those moments, I guess. This wasn't thinking. All right, so we've got our lines cut. We start to stop. Guess what? Yes. I did it right. I got him on the right direction. Then that's when you're going to get your star stickers. If you don't have any star stickers at your house, get out your crayons, draw your own. You can do that if you'd like. You might want to make a little fireworks on your on your lantern. What I did is we had star stickers. And it's a good practice because if you can see, that's kind of hard to get those off of there. So it's real good practice to use your pinchers to peel off the stickers, okay? So you'll just continue and what I did and had my class to do was we put one on one sticker on each strip on the bottom row. We did the same thing on the top row, okay? And then you're going to take your piece of red, white and blue ribbon. We've got cut, the same length as our paper, and then guess what? We're going to get the balloon. Here we go. The moment of truth. Look at that. Nice, smooth blue. And then you're going to take your ribbon. That's your cut. We got our ribbon at Walmart. If you don't have any ribbon, you know what you can do and you have the paper, take a piece of your red construction paper, or your blue construction paper, and put that strip across the top. Doesn't have to be, you don't have to go out and buy the stuff. Just use what you have at your house. Okay? So then once we have that glued on, then we're going to take one strip and extra strip of paper. That's going to be our handle. Now we're going to pick this up. Let's see how I guess try to do this right where you can see it. And then we're going to fold it and then we'll get to where those two rows, they overlap each other. And then we'll take a stapler that our handle there in the back, right there on our red, white blue ribbon. A staple there. Stay warm bottom. Come to the other side. Staple that on. And there you have a patriotic red, white and blue, paper lantern, okay? And like I said, you can draw fireworks on them, make your own stars, whatever you want to do. The possibilities are endless. And I think it makes a little cute decoration for your mom and dad going on the table. Okay? So, there's our make. We've got our art project we've made our decorations. So now we need some food for our party, right? Because we've got decorations, and now it's party food, okay? And that's going to be a red, white, and blue pizza. And we're going to use a sleeve of crackers. Some cream cheese and a red and blue going to be, do you have any ideas? Guess guess guess. Would it be strawberry some blueberries cut up? Yeah. All right, so we're going to make a little fruit pizza. And it's real simple to make, like it's a sleeve of crackers and a crackers broke. Yeah, another cracker. So you take the cream cheese. And again, we use brand new popsicle sticks that building blocks, they're pretty good for spreading stuff on. So then we're going to spread about 500 over to the other camera so you can see it better. Do you think all right, so you got your cracker, and you're going to spread on your cream cheese. All right, so there's our, we've got our crust, which was our cracker, and we've got our sauce, which is just the cream cheese, and that's our white. And then we're going to take a couple of blueberries. And there's a blueberry. And there's a blueberry. I'll give you a thumbs up. The spinning, not aerobic fan of blueberries. But I got them on there because I know they're dead for me. I do like my strawberries. And you decorate your cracker however you want and bottoming Bible. You have a red white and blue cracker pizza for your party. That can be the appetizer for your party, okay? So again, a Billy box when we make something, it's always better when we do it ourselves. So we have to try by. So we're ready. One, two, three. Oh, salty from the cracker and sweet from the strawberry and the blueberry. Delicious. I hope you guys try that at home. It's really, really good. And like I said, that's the appetizer for your party. We've got our decorations. With our party food, and now we have to go get our game ready, all right? So you guys will follow me. We'll come over here to where our game is. Now for this game, you're going to need three different sized bottles. It doesn't matter what kind of bottles you use. I have one that I put white salt in. I have another one that I put red salt in. How did I get red salt you ask? A box of salt and red food coloring. There you go. And then one with blue. Okay? Again, white salt, blue food coloring. Then I have color, salt. You can also use that for cracks. You could color yourself and you know how when you go to carnivals, they'll have things there where they want you to layer, you can make layers sand, colored sands, you can do that with salt too. All right? So we've got our bottles, and then we're going to tip them over. Okay? And then you're going to need either a wooden dowel or this pan had a broken fishing pole at her house. So she let me borrow her work in fishing pole. And then you're going to tie some fishing string to the end of your pole, and then you're going to get one of your mom or dad's canning rings out of their kitchen, okay? You've got your bottles laying down. What you have to do is you have to take this fishing, pole with the canning ring. And you've got to try to sit in the spinning can do it. You're going to have to try to pick up. We get a building block. I had no problems at all. On camera, going to have problems getting it. But anyway, you want it. This ring and lift up. That bottle of salt. Yes, I did it, okay? I'm not going to try to do the red and the blue guys. But that would be a fun game you can play outside. All right, so I'm going to follow me. We'll go back to where we were to begin with. That was a fun filled morning of things that you can do to get ready for the 4th of July. You got your decorations. You've got your appetizer. You've got your game. You guys are ready to have family 4th of July party. That's it for me today. I will see you next time. Bye bye.