Our nation’s birthday gives us many reasons to celebrate! This day is a day in history that marks the birth of our nation – our independence! There is no better reason to make a cake, decorate, or get together with friends. Often, it is common practice for many to celebrate this great event with parades, fireworks  and family get together’s.

This year, if you are the host as your family and friends take time to come together and celebrate, you might have a picnic, some time at the beach or games on the agenda. Why not take this time and decorate with your own hand made crafts? If you have kids, these printables are perfect for them to create as they are SO EASY. Everyone in the family can get in on the fun and write down their own fortunes. Use these 4th of July themed fortune cookie printables this year to make a game or use just for decoration.

So gather your supplies and get started!

Supplies needed:

  • 8 1/2″ x 11″ printer paper
  • printer with colored ink
  • scissors
  • tape or glue

Download Both the “cookie” & the “fortunes” Here

Step 1: Download and print.

Step 2: Cut out the circles & the fortunes.

Step 3: Fold the circle in half and create a crease in the center.

Step 4: Bring edges of circle together along the crease.

Step 5: Complete the fold.

Step 6: Relax the circle aka “cookie” a little and insert the fortune.

Step 7: Refold to a fortune cookie shape once again.

Step 5: Secure the shape by tape or glue.

Step 9: Repeat until you have as many fortunes as you need.

For the “fortune” element of this printable, we have provided you with some to get you started. As we thought through these, we wanted to be sure that we had a mix of funny, tongue-in-cheek and quotes mixed with historical elements. After reviewing them, hopefully, it will get you to be creative for the crows that you will have at your get-together.

“Fun-Fortunes”

  1. Today it’s all about the red, white and you.
  2. You will walk a day in Lady Liberty’s size 879 shoe.
  3. Slow down, take it easy…Unlike a president, you don’t have to Rushmore.
  4. You and the Grand Canyon are both gorges!
  5. Today, you will Manifest Destiny.
  6. You’re top-notch, top-shelf… Really! You’re Frontier.
  7. Baby, you’re a  🎆
  8. Like our Founding Father’s, you possess a strong Constitution.
  9. Today your spirit animal is a bald eagle.
  10. You are a picture of American Exceptionalism.
  11. Give you liberty or give you death? How about a fortune?
  12. Today you will plant one cherry tree and name it George.
  13. Uncle Sam wants you… to have another snow cone.
  14. Like George Washington, you will be unable to tell a lie… for 24 hours.
  15. Today you will fondue. Now where’s that Melting Pot?
  16. Today you’ll enjoy a steeped, rich cup of Liber-Tea.
  17. Just like John Adams who wanted to celebrate our nations independence on the 4th, you believe it is always better to be early and prepared. People look to you for your readiness. This will benefit you in the future.
  18. You will win a hot dot eating contest today as part of the celebration (American consume around 155 Million hot dogs on the 4th every year!)
  19. You will have a writing breakthrough to immolate the success of the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson.
  20. Much the same as the population of the United States (2.5 million in 1776 to 316 million in 2013), your family is about to increase in number. Congrats!
  21. Take your lesson from the Star Spangled Banner and turn your poems into song to discover lifelong meaning and success.
  22. Keep faith. An important item you lost, will be found just as the original Declaration of Independence was.
  23. Red is for victory. White is for purity. Blue is for Loyalty. Wear red this week to be victorious!
  24. “Where liberty dwells, there is my country” – Benjamin Franklin
  25. “Dare to read, think, speak and write.” – John Adams
  26. “Freedom cannot be bestowed: it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Rossevelt. Be resolute and achieve your American dream.

“Conversation Starters”

  1. Fact: Benjamin Franklin argued the national bird should’ve been a turkey.
  2. Fact: Made of copper, the Statue of Liberty slowly turned from brown to green between 1886-1920.
  3. Fact: Lady Liberty’s crow has seven spikes which represent the seven oceans and continents of the world.
  4. Fact: World’s Largest Two Air Forces: #1. U.S. Air Force. #2. U.S. Navy & U.S. Marine Corps combined.
  5. Fact: The U.S. War Department wanted the Golden Gate Bridge to be painted with black and yellow stripes for visibility concerns in fog.
  6. Fact: George Washington’s teeth were actually made of hippopotamus ivory and cow’s teeth.
  7. Fact: The “real” Independence Day – the physical signing of the Declaration of Independence – was July 2.
  8. Fact: President Herbert Hoover’s son owned two pet alligators, which moved freely about the White House.
  9. Fact: Americans are most likely to help a stranger according to the World Giving Index.
  10. Fact: Lake Superior contains enough water to cover North and South America in 1 ft. of liquid.
  11. Fact: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on Independence Day in 1826.
  12. Fact: The Grand Canyon creates its own weather due to sudden elevation changes.
  13. Fact: Martin Van Buren was the first president born an American Citizen and not a British subject.
  14. Fact: The Statue of Liberty’s full name is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”
  15. Fact: John Quincy Adams had a wild streak. He’d regularly skinny-dip during his presidency early in the morning.
  16. Fact: Abe Lincoln was a wrestler as a lad, and only lost one time out of approximately 300 matches.
  17. Fact: George W. Bush was a cheerleader in college.
  18. Fact: The head of the Statue of Liberty was displayed at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1878.
  19. Fact: The Grand Canyon is not the deepest in the world. The Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon of Tibet is, and is also 30 miles longer.
  20. Fact: Mt. Rushmore’s brainchild, South Dakota historian Doane Robinson, originally wanted to carve Western figures like Oglala Lakota leader Red Cloud, explorers Lewis and Clark, and Buffalo Bill Cody.

Be creative! Use these as centerpiece, place card holders, create a game with them, string them and use them for garland, etc.! We would love to see how your fortune cookies turned out. Be sure to comment below with your creative ideas for these printables.

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