Independence Day will feel extra special this year as COVID-19 restrictions have been loosened, and people are getting out of the house more often. Tap or click here for a map to track the COVID Delta variant in the U.S.
They will also celebrate freedom from being stuck indoors and returning to social gatherings with friends and family. Staying cooped up for all these months can really take a toll, and now is the time to get out there and celebrate our time of freedom!
To show their patriotic spirit, many places are giving away free stuff this Fourth of July. Everything from free photos to museum admission and much more. These are definitely freebies for everyone, no matter your age. Keep reading for a list of some of the coolest freebies we’ve found.
Who is giving away what?
Hillsdale College: Hillsdale College is giving away a free pocket-sized copy of The Constitution and Declaration of Independence. How do you get it? All you have to do is visit its website here and fill out the form with your name, email and address. This pocket-size booklet will be sent to you through the mail.
It’s great for educators to teach students in classrooms or just to learn more about American history. Don’t pass up on this deal! If you are interested, there is also a digital copy of this booklet found here.
JCPenny: At JCPenny portraits by Lifetouch, there is a military discount where you will receive one free 8×10 standard print (reg. $19.99). There will be free session fees for this as well. To receive this deal, you must present your military ID at the session.
In addition to the free 8×10 photo, this deal also includes 50% off your photography purchase, $6.99 standard prints and a $99 high-resolution digital album (reg. $149.99). These deals are good through 12/31/21.
Education.com: At Education.com, there is something for teachers in honor of Independence Day. The website is giving away free educational worksheets for their students. These worksheets and printables are available for grades preschool to fifth. Worksheets include word searches, star tracing and lyrics to the song You’re a Grand Old Flag.
You can visit its website here for the star-blazing freebies. Not only can you use these during summer school classes, but you can use them throughout the year when teaching students about American history and how the country earned freedom.
Blue Star Museums: At Blue Star Museums, there is free admission for Bank of America customers and military members. These museums are a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard, Reserves and their families.
There are museums all over the U.S., so look in your state for the closest Blue Star Museum. This can be a great activity for the entire family.
Library of Congress: American Independence Day became a federal holiday in 1870. The Library of Congress is giving you a selection of pictures that can be used to reflect on how the holiday has been traditionally celebrated. This is also to help discuss the complex history and symbols surrounding American Independence.
This can be a great freebie for someone who has a blog or a teacher who wants to share with students about America the great. There are many great uses for these photos, for personal use or even educational.
Capitol Flag Program: You can reach out to a U.S. Legislator to request a flag that has been flown over the Capitol. This program began in 1937, and over the years, requests for Capitol flags rapidly outgrew supply. Because of this, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) instituted a program of flying smaller flags that can be purchased through members’ offices.
The AOC fulfills all flag requests from members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This program is great for students and educators as well to learn more about who represents their country.