Activities for the 4th of July is one of my favorites to prepare for. All of these activities for the 4th of July can be done at home with little to no prep. There are so many activities and hands-on resources to choose from. Holidays allow you to teacher basic learning concepts, in a fun, interactive way. These are perfect activities for your little ones to get creative while celebrating the 4th of July.
The first activity for 4th of July is firework painting. This is a classic in our house for 4th of July time. You take three empty toilet paper tubes and cut little strips about halfway up the tube to make them look like little octopuses. Then you take three plates, one with blue paint, one with red paint, and one with white paint. Dip the one of the toilet paper tubes in each color and let your kids paint their own fireworks. This activity works best on black construction paper to make it look like the night sky. Aria loves this activity and wants to do it again and again even long after the 4th of July.
Another fun tradition is red, white, and blue popsicles. These can be done several ways. The first is by blending fruit. So you would take any type of red fruit you enjoy and any type of blue fruit you enjoy. For the white part I like to use lemonade or you could do coconut water or almond milk. You take popsicle molds and pour in the red mixture, let it freeze for an hour. Then, pour in the white, let it freeze for an hour. Then, pour in the blue and let it freeze overnight. It makes for a delicious and festive treat for the next day.
Another option is to use yogurt and create frozen yogurt pops. You would just use strawberry, vanilla, and blueberry or cotton candy yogurt and repeat the steps from above.
Now around this time of year we start seeing those posts about keeping your dogs inside because fireworks can sometimes frighten them and they run off. Well, what if you have a child that feels the same way about those loud booms and pops. What we did in our house when our daughter was young was sparklers. They are super fun and less likely to cause an outburst.
The next activity we loves is patriotic wind socks. All you need is a toilet paper tube, string, red, white, and blue crepe paper/streamers, and blue construction paper. Put the blue construction paper around the toilet paper tube. Punch two holes on either side in the top of the tube and string the string through to make a handle. Then have your kid staple or glue the red, white, and blue streamers all around the bottom of the toilet paper tube. Hang it up. Aria loves this activity and always has her windsock in her bedroom forever.
The last 4th of July activity I have for you is red, white, and blue necklaces. Like the popsicles these can also be done several ways,. You can die paste pieces and string them on a string to make a necklace. Or you could buy beads and have your children string a necklace with them.