Are you looking for fun, engaging activities with your preschooler this Independence Day? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite activities to help teach your child about the Fourth of July.
These activities will keep your little one entertained and engaged, from making flags to learning patriotic songs. So get ready to celebrate America’s birthday with your preschooler!
Make a patriotic craft.
One great way to celebrate Independence Day with your preschooler is by making a patriotic craft together. There are tons of great Fourth of July crafts for preschoolers, so you’re sure to find one that your child will enjoy.
Have a picnic.
Another fun activity you can do with your preschooler to celebrate Independence Day is to have a picnic. Pack up some of your child’s favorite snacks and drinks and head to your local park or beach for a fun Fourth of July picnic.
Go on a nature walk.
Going on a nature walk is another great way to celebrate Independence Day with your preschooler. See if you can spot any red, white, and blue flowers or birds during your walk and discuss why these colors are so important on this holiday.
Bake some patriotic treats.
Baking patriotic treats are another great way to celebrate Independence Day with your preschooler. There are tons of great Fourth of July recipes, from cookies to cupcakes to pies. Find one that looks tasty and get baking!
Play some patriotic games.
Playing patriotic games is another fun way to celebrate Independence Day with your preschooler. There are tons of great Fourth of July games for kids, so you’re sure to find one that your child will enjoy.
Read some patriotic books.
Reading patriotic books is another great way to celebrate Independence Day with your preschooler. There are tons of great Fourth of July books for kids, so you’re sure to find one that your child will enjoy.
Make a Fourth of July collage.
Making a Fourth of July collage is another fun activity you can do with your preschooler to celebrate the holiday. Gather some red, white, and blue construction paper, glue, and scissors, and let your child create a festive collage.
Listen to patriotic music.
Listening to patriotic music is another excellent way to celebrate Independence Day with your preschooler. There are tons of great Fourth of July songs for kids, so you’re sure to find one that your child will enjoy. You can listen to the pieces or have a dance party in your living room!
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Have a water balloon fight.
Having a water balloon fight is another fun way to cool off and celebrate Independence Day with your preschooler. Fill up some water balloons ahead of time, and then let your child run around and throw them at targets (or each other!) in the backyard. This will surely be a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday.
Attend a Fourth of July parade or festival.
Finally, attending a Fourth of July parade or festival is another great way to celebrate Independence Day with your preschooler. Look online for local parades and festivals in your area and attend one with your child. You will have a great time celebrating this patriotic holiday with your little one!
Star-Spangled Banner Craft.
This Independence Day, help your little ones show their patriotism with this easy, fun, star-spangled banner craft! All you need is some red, white, and blue construction paper, scissors, and glue.
Once you have all your materials, have your child cut out stars from the blue construction paper. Then, help them glue the stars onto the red construction paper in the shape of a banner.
Finally, have them write “Happy 4th of July!” or another patriotic phrase on the white construction paper and glue it to the bottom of the banner.
These festive pinwheels are a great way to decorate for Independence Day, and they’re also a lot of fun for kids to make! You’ll need red, white, and blue construction paper, a pencil, scissors, a stapler, and a pushpin.
To start, have your child draw a spiral on one sheet of construction paper. Then, they can cut out the circle and staple the end to secure it.
Next, they can decorate their pinwheel by adding stars or stripes with markers or crayons.
Finally, they can poke a hole in the center of the pinwheel and insert the pushpin to make it spin!
Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt.
Hide patriotic items around your house or yard, and let your little ones go on a scavenger hunt! You can hide flags, sparklers, red, white, and blue clothing items, etc.
For an extra challenge, you can give your child clues to help them find each item. They can enjoy their Fourth of July prize when they see everything on their list!
Flag Toss Game.
This simple game is perfect for backyard Fourth of July celebrations! All you need is a small American flag (or any other object that will float), a bucket or cup, and some tape.
To set up the game, tape the flag to the bottom of the bucket or cup, so it hangs down into the opening. Then, set the bucket or cup up on a chair or table so that it is at waist level for your child.
To play the game, have your child stand behind a line and try to toss the flag into the bucket or cup.
If they make it in, they get one point. The first person to reach 10 points wins!
Water Balloon Relay Race.
This race is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages! You’ll need two buckets filled with water balloons (one for each team), two empty buckets (one for each team), and two spoons (one for each group).
To start the race, each group lines up behind its respective water balloon bucket. The first player in each line dips their spoon into their water balloon bucket and fills it with water before running to their team’s empty bucket and dumping it in.
Then, they return to their team and tag the next player in line who does the same thing. The first team to fill their empty bucket with water wins!
You can make this race even more challenging by having players run backward or hop on one foot while carrying their spoonful of water!
Independence Day is a beautiful opportunity for families and friends to come together and celebrate all that America stands for.
With these fun activities, you can spend time with your preschooler while teaching them about patriotism, the history of our country, and more. Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!