If your kids love French fries – and most do, they will love celebrating National French Fries Day on July 13. Whether they like them baked, fried, with ketchup or dips, there is definitely a curly fry, waffle fry or traditional fry that will make them happy. Below are a few ideas for enjoying the day with your children.

Try one of these French fry recipes with your kids from kids-cooking-activities.com

Your children may enjoy this online story, “If You Give a Fox a French Fry,” from storyjumper.com

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You might enjoy these 7 Reasons to Let Your Picky Eater Eat French Fries from highchairchronicles.com

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

The next time you sit down for a family dinner, toss out some of these facts to spark a lively and informative family conversation. After dinner, look up some of these dates and facts and explore the historical moments as a family.

  • After an unsuccessful attempt to change its formula, Coca-Cola brought back the original formula as "Classic Coke,” on July 10, 1985.
  • On July 11, 1792, Robert Bailey Thomas published the first issue of the Farmer's Almanac.
  • On July 11, 1804, former Vice President Aaron Burr killed Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, in a duel.
  • On July 11, 1979, Skylab Space Station re-entered the Earth's atmosphere, with pieces landing in the Indian Ocean and Australia.
  • Etch-a-Sketch went on sale on July 12, 1960.
  • The radio was patented by Guglielmo Marconi on July 13, 1898.
  • Alfred Nobel demonstrated dynamite on July 14, 1867.
  • Liquid rocket fuel was patented on July 14, 1914.
  • Vulcanized rubber was patented by Goodyear on July 15, 1844.
  • Margarine was patented on July 15, 1869.
  • John F. Kennedy Jr. died in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard on July 1, 1999.