Let's Make This #OneFunSummer 2020: Week 2

Author: one tough job

The 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year, which means it’s easy to fill up a full week of fun activities to celebrate. With parades, fireworks, and other gatherings cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions, Independence Day 2020 is sure to look a little different than in years past. But worry not – it’s still possible to bring the fun and patriotism home to make this year’s 4th one you’ll never forget.

1). Make tie-dye shirts.

Start off the week of the 4th by making some festive shirts to celebrate! Get crazy with colors, or stick with the classic red, white and blue to show your patriotism!

2). Join a virtual July 4th celebration.

While Independence Day parades across the state have been cancelled, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate without leaving the comfort of home. Check out this list of Massachusetts events this week for kids and families to enjoy.

3). Have a cookout.

Food is a great way to keep your family feeling festive, and having a cookout is one of the best ways to celebrate summer and the week of July 4th. Here are some classic recipes to get you started.

Coronavirus restrictions are beginning to loosen, and you may notice more people hosting gatherings. It’s important to continue to follow expert advice on distancing and sanitation. If you decide to host a small cookout, make sure you’re following these recommendations.

4). Make ice cream.

What better way to get the kids involved and make a tasty treat together? Get creative with some fun flavors, or stick to the original vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. And don’t forget to keep some fun toppings on hand! Check out this recipe for easy homemade ice cream.

5). Watch fireworks remotely, enjoy a movie… or both!

Large gatherings are still restricted, which means cities and towns all across Massachusetts are skipping traditional fireworks displays and concerts. Check out this report for the full scoop on how you can join a virtual fireworks show. Want to keep the fun going? Browse this list of patriotic summer movies that are perfect for a July 4th night in and sure to be a delight for both kids and parents.

Share the fun! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #OneFunSummer on the photos you post while completing the checklist for a chance to appear on our social media!

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