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I really enjoy making sure my grandkids understand the meaning and traditions behind each of our National Holidays.  I especially enjoy the opportunities for helping them understand why many of these celebrations are an important part of our faith.

Whether at home or on the road for the holidays, the following resources offer a multitude of opportunities for families to grow in both their relationships with one another and with God.

Cheap Family Fun has been real careful to select those that are a great combination of unity and memory builders:

New Year's 1/1/04
New Year's Promise Video

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 1/19/04
A.J.'s Time Travelers: Jackie Robinson/Martin Luther King, Jr., Video
My Dream of Martin Luther King
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

Ground Hog Day 2/2/04
Geoffrey Groundhog Predicts the Weather
Gregory's Shadow

Valentine's Day 2/14/04
All New Crafts For Valentine's Day
Hearts, Cupids and Red Roses: The Story of the Valentines Symbols
Legend of the Valentine: An Inspirational Story of Love and Reconciliation
Let's Celebrate Valentine's Day
Let's Show God's Love on Valentine's Day
S&S Valentine's Day!
The Great Valentine's Day Surprise: A Lift-The-Flap Book
The Story of Valentine's Day

President's Day 2/16/04
A Pictorial History of the Presidents of the United States
Abraham Lincoln, Young Reader's Christian Library
Air Force One
American Heroes
America's Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids CD with Are We There Yet? Vacation Survival Kit
Four National Historic Churches, Video
From Sea to Shining Sea Activity Book
In God We Trust - Video
Meet the First Ladies
Meet the Presidents
Our Nation Under God
Prayers of the Presidents
Secret Of The Missing Teacup, White House Adventures #1
Star-Spangled Crafts
The Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents
The Story of George Washington
U.S. Presidents Homework Book
Words From Our Presidents: Quips & Quotes from George Washington to George W. Bush
Yo, Millard Fillmore! (and All Those Other Presidents You Don't Know)

St. Patrick's Day 3/17/04
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
The Story of Saint Patrick's Day

April Fool's Day 4/1/04
It Happens in the Month of April

Good Friday 4/9/04
Good Friday
Lent is for Remembering

Easter 4/11/04
Benjamin's Box: A Resurrection Story
Deedee's Easter Surprise
Easter Is...For Me
Eggstravaganza, Video
Family Countdown to Easter: A Day-by-Day Celebration
Family Traditions
Jesus Lives! The Easter Story
Once Upon an Easter...: Five 'I Believe in Jesus' Read-Aloud Stories
Puzzle Club Kids Easter Video Set
Resurrection Eggs
Superbook Video Pack, 4 Volumes
The Beginners Bible Family Favorites Pack, 2 Books
The Easter Story, Greatest Adventure Video Series
The Story of Easter, The Beginners Bible Series
The Very First Easter

Cinco de Mayo 5/5/04
It Happens in the Month of May

Mother's Day 5/9/04
A Garden of Joy: Being a Great Mom, Growing Great Kids
Blessings for a Mother's Day
Drive Time Devotions for Moms - Audiobook on CD
Little Boys Bible Storybook for Mothers and Sons
Prayers for a Mother's Day
Seasons of a Mother's Heart
Step into Reading: Step 1, I Love You, Mama!
Traveling Light for Mothers
The ABCs of Christian Mothers and Daughters
The Mother's Day Mice
The Mother's Day Mice, Book & Cassette
The Story Jar
We're Very Good Friends, My Mother and I

Memorial Day 5/31/04
Holiday Survival (Spring), Video
Holiday Volume (Four Unit Studies on 2 CD-ROMs)
I Know This is What I'm Supposed to do, softcover
Magnificent Heritage VHS Video
Memorial Tear Pin with Gift Card
Memorials: The Christian Heritage of Our Nation Series - Audiobook
Patriotic Holidays
The Wall
Why We Celebrate Memorial Day Video
Why We Celebrate Memorial Day Video

Flag Day 6/14/04
A Heart, A Cross, and a Flag: America Today
A Time for Heroes
America's Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids CD with Are We There Yet? Vacation Survival Kit
Christian Heritage, Grade 2 Student
Don't Rock The Float, The Misadventures of Willie Plummet, #17
It Happens in the Month of June
Molly Saves The Day, Hardcover
Molly Saves The Day, Paperback
Never Lick a Frozen Flag Pole!
Our Nation Under God
Red, White and Blue Songs, Folio
Songs of Our Heritage (song book and cassette)
United We Stand: 25 Favorite American Songs

Father's Day 6/20/04
A Perfect Father's Day
A Perfect Father's Day, Book & Cassette
Eagle Tie Tac, Sterling Silver
Great Father's Day Ideas Here!
Fathers' Gift Set, 5 Books
Happy Father's Day: Expressions of Love for the World's Greatest Dad
Jesus Grows Up to Do His Father's Work: Thematic Unit: Community Helpers
Little Boys Bible Storybook for Fathers and Sons
My Dad and Me
Raising a Modern-Day Knight
The Apple and the Arrow
The Father's Song, Compact Disc [CD]
What Daddies Do Best
When Daddy Prays

Fourth of July 7/4/04
America's Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids CD with Are We There Yet? Vacation Survival Kit
Centennial Celebration, American Adventure Series #25
Fireworks, Picnics and Flags
Freedom Is - Video
Fourth of July, Sparkly Sky
Happy Birthday, America
Hurray for the 4th of July
Hurray for the 4th of July
Our Nation Under God
The Story of America's Birthday

Friendship Day 8/8/04
Best Friends, Prayer Bear Video #1
Best of Friends
Forever Friends, Jay Jay the Jet Plane Video #3
Girls Gotta Have Fun!: 101 Great Ideas for Celebrating Life with Your Friends
Good News for Jesus' Friends
Jesus Makes Friends
The Little Hands Playtime Book: 50 Activities to Encourage Cooperation & Sharing
What a World: A Musical for You & Your Friends to Perform

Labor Day 9/6/04
Kids on Strike!

Grandparent's Day 9/12/04
For This Child I Prayed
Rainy Day Fun Book
The ABCs of Christian Grandparents
The Gift of Grandparenting: Building a Meaningful Relationship With Your Grandchildren
501 Practical Ways to Love Your Grandparents

Halloween 10/31/04
Celebrations That Touch the Heart: Creative Ideas to Make Your Holidays and Special Events Meaningful
Face Painting
Halloween, Is It for Real?
Halloween: What's a Christian to Do?
Halloween Word Search, Pack of 25 Tracts
It Happens in the Month of October
Let's Shine Jesus' Light on Halloween
My Jack-o'-lantern
Mommy, Why Don't We Celebrate Halloween?
S&S Halloween!
The Hidden Treat, Pack of 25 Tracts
The Holidays with Scripture
The Pumpkin Patch Parable, The Parable Series #1
The Un-Halloween Book

Election Day 11/2/04
Electing Our President, Third Edition: Grades 5-8
Elections Presidents, Campaigns, and Government
In God We Trust Video
Is Democracy Fair? The Mathematics of Voting and Apportionment, Grades 7-12
It Happens in the Month of November
Maybelle and the Cable Car
Teen, Power & Politics: Make Yourself Heard
Thomas Jefferson: Architect of Democracy

Veteran's Day 11/11/04
Crafts to Make in the Fall
Heroes at Home: Help and Hope for America's Military Families
Promises and Prayers for You in the Military
Taking the High Ground: Military Moments with God
The Power of a Praying Nation
The Wall Book & Cassette
True Devotion, Uncommon Heroes Series #1
When Duty Calls

Thanksgiving 11/25/04
Celebrate God's Harvest: Sticker and Activity Book Ages 4-7
Crafts for Thanksgiving
Family Traditions
Happy Thanksgiving: Coloring and Activity Book Ages 4-7
Let's Celebrate God's Blessing on Thanksgiving: Happy Day Holiday Book, Hardcover
Let's Celebrate God's Blessings on Thanksgiving: Happy Day Holiday Book, Softcover
Off to Plymouth Rock
Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration
Thanksgiving Day at Our House: Thanksgiving Poems for the Very Young
Thanksgiving, What Makes It Special?
Thanks Living Treasures
The Story of Thanksgiving
Three Young Pilgrims 

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Before you go, think back on the special occasions you experienced as a child ... Few of us can remember the presents we received, but we can remember the people, the traditions, the special moments that touched our lives forever.  That's what's important!

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