Synergy Cents With Penny D. Pelican | Penny Celebrates Independence Day

Hello, friends! One of my favorite holidays is the Fourth of July. I love hosting a picnic with my friends and watching fireworks in the evening. I also enjoy reading about our Independence Day. 

Did you know that it was actually on July 2, 1776, that the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence from Great Britain? So why do we celebrate it on the 4th? Because it was on July 4, 1776, that the Declaration of Independence was officially printed and formally adopted.

Have you ever seen a $2 bill? On the back there’s a painting from John Trumbull that shows the draft of the Declaration of Independence being presented to Congress.



Penny Goes Shopping

To celebrate Independence Day this year, Penny wants to host a special picnic for her friends. Below are the items Penny will need and the cost of each item. Penny needs to make sure she has enough money in her purse to buy the supplies for her picnic. How much money does she need to purchase all of her groceries?

Color by Number

Add to find the sum. Color the sections according to the color key. 

Color Key



6 = Light Blue

7 = Dark Blue

8 = Yellow



9 = Red

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