The American Revolution was one of the key turning points of human history; it led not only to the founding of a new nation (and one that was to have an immense effect on the subsequent course of history), but it brought to the fore ideas that were to inspire numerous political movements, anti-colonial campaigns, and any number of revolutions, all over the world.
When one looks at history, it is hard to pinpoint a single event or date that truly marks the birth of the United States of America. However, July 4th 1776, the date on which Thomas Jefferson’s draft Declaration of Independence was reworked and then approved by the Continental Congress, has, somewhat arbitrarily, come to be regarded as the seminal event of the American Revolution.
Today July 4th, is celebrated annually in the United States as Independence Day (also commonly known as “the Fourth of July”). The date is marked by a federal holiday, as well as various events such as barbecues, picnics, baseball games, fireworks, and parades.
One activity that you may not have considered for July 4th is to play a patriotic themed version of bingo. Bingo is an ideal game to play in community, church and school groups, because the game is very easy to play, and suitable for people of all ages to play together.
Of course, if you’re playing bingo on July 4th, it’s a lot more appropriate if you play a patriotic themed game – that is to say using bingo cards containing various words or phrases related to the American Revolution (e.g. “1776”, “Founding Fathers”, “George Washington”, “Minutemen”, “Yorktown”, etc.) rather than traditional numbered bingo cards. This also has the advantage that it provides a wonderful opportunity for younger players and school students to learn about these things. How do you get suitably themed bingo cards? Easy… print them from your computer! You can download free July 4th bingo card printables from the Internet, or you can get purchase affordable bingo card maker software that will allow you to print bingo cards containing whatever types of items you might in unlimited quantities.