4th of July Activities for Kids

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Independence Day is right around the corner and you’re searching for new and exciting ways to celebrate with your pint-sized patriots this year. From red, white and blue refreshments and the best USA-themed bike décor to backyard games the entire family will enjoy, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite 4th of July activities for kids from around the web. We hope that that they spark a little inspiration and wish you and your children a fun and festive 4th of July!

  • Red, white and blue foods. Tie dyed s’mores, sprinkle-dipped ice cream cones, an Americana sugar cookie fruit pizza and more… If you’re searching for tasty 4th of July treats for the kids, look no further! Plus, there’s even some fabulous, flavorful and festive recipes for the adults, too (patriotic charcuterie board, anyone?)!

  • Patriotic bike decorations. Pompoms and pinwheels and streamers, oh my! Want your kids to be the stars of the neighborhood 4th of July bike parade? This easy-to-follow tutorial has you—and their trikes and bikes—completely covered. It even includes free printables!

  • Craft projects. What better way for children to celebrate Independence Day than by channeling their creativity with craft projects? Grab some popsicle sticks, tissue paper and your kiddos and get ready to take on these all-American crafts that would make Uncle Sam smile!

  • Sidewalk chalk. Here’s another easy yet entertaining July 4th craft project that we just couldn’t ignore. The kids can help you create festive sidewalk chalk and then use it to decorate the driveway. If you want to raise the stakes, turn it into a design contest with prizes!

  • Backyard games. Want to make sure the kids have an absolute blast this 4th of July? From red, white and blue balloon darts to patriotic ring toss, these entertaining games will help ensure that your backyard is the place to be this Independence Day!  

  • DIY patriotic tees. Dressing in red, white and blue is a July 4th tradition for many. But why not take this time-honored ritual a step further by having the children make their own t-shirts for the holiday? They can exercise their freedom by choosing from 13 American-inspired designs!

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