July 4th Play Activities for Preschoolers & Toddlers
Feb 1, 2019 Fourth of July is an exciting holiday, for adults as well as our young ones. Kids will keep talking about the fireworks in the sky days later. Why not add some fantastic fun to your home & classroom to spark patriotism in your preschool toddlers & enjoy the activities in July?
We have put together a list of 4th of July crafts for kids that will make this holiday a memorable one for them, even if they don’t understand the importance.
In This Article
- Bake a Fourth of July Cake
- July Crafts and Arts
- 4th of July Fun, Easy Fourth July Crafts & Activities for Kids
Bake a cake!
Stir cake mixes in three separate bowls and then add a few drops of food coloring. After baking the cakes, you can decorate them with cream, sprinkles, strawberries, etc. on the fourth of July. There are plenty of ideas to choose from.
If it’s really hot, make colored ice lollypops and popsicles for your preschool toddler’s sensory activities. Moreover, you can also whip up a red, white, & blue milkshake with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Involve the children in the activities on the fourth of July. Sit outside with your toddlers on a checkered blanket and enjoy the favorite dish made for this 4th July.
July Crafts and Arts
There are plenty of options when it comes to fun and exciting 4th of July crafts for preschool toddlers. From making a flag out of popsicle sticks, a patriotic suncatcher, or painting rocks in the shape and color of the flag, the ideas are endless for fun activities for your child in July.
American Flag Out of Popsicle Sticks
Get some popsicles and glue them together in the shape of a flag. Once the glue dries, you can paint the sticks and celebrate the holiday spirit. You can hang the creation on your toddler’s wall so that they will remember the beautiful time spent crafting for days to come.
There are plenty of simple ideas to choose from. All you need are a few smooth rocks and you can use paint to grow patriotic feelings in your preschool toddlers. After painting the rocks, you can help your preschool toddlers pack them and give them to their school friends.
Decorating Your Driveway
Why not let your preschool toddlers decorate the driveway with chalk paint, flags, and ribbons? You can include their school friends in this activity to make it more exciting for them. You can help your toddlers decorate their bikes with flags and streamers as well.
Moreover, you can set off together for a couple of laps around the block with your preschool toddlers on the decorated bikes. You can create white and blue brush fireworks and glue fireworks for some patriotic fun!
US Revolution Trivia
There are plenty of ideas you can choose from. Make some colorful flashcards with the help of your preschoolers. Ask them questions and give them star-shaped holiday cookies every time they answer correctly!
“Use this day as a way of teaching your preschool toddlers about the history of our beautiful nation,” – recommends Aaron Horn, freelance writer at papersowl.com. Teach your kids the history of slavery as well. This will help broaden their intellect from a very young age and they will be able to view the world around them from a broader perspective while enjoying the activities this 4th July”.
Visit a Museum
You can take your kids to an outdoor historical site and a museum to help Revolutionary war history come to life. There are various monuments and war sites that you can visit as a family during the holiday week and enjoy free fun-filled activities this 4th July.
You can visit your local museum as well and learn more about your nations’ history.
Watch a Patriotic Movie
Can’t go outdoors on the fourth due to travel restrictions? Get some picnic blankets and toast some s’mores indoors to have a cozy, warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Pop some popcorn in the oven and watch a patriotic movie on the fourth of July with your young ones, taking your time to explain all the details that they may not understand because of their young ages.
You can play Independence Day-inspired games with your kids such as blowing up colorful balloons, making stars and stripes, tic tac toe, etc. There are plenty of ideas to choose from. You can get a deck of patriotic cards as well, kid-friendly of course, and spark some fun family competition and have fun.
You can use a sensory bin and dish brush to craft a free star as your kid’s favorite activity. They also love fireworks. You can make great free color paper art & craft as well which they will love.
Mix slime and water to make easy, creative art as another great sensory activity & craft.
Make a Care Package
You can make a package with the help of your kids and place things such as free cookies, pastries, shaving cream, shampoo, fireworks, toilet paper, etc. for the members of the US military. You can look up the things that you can include in the care package online as a part of the 4th July activities.
Host a Sing-Along
Get out some kid-friendly instruments such as tambourines & kazoos and host a sing-along of patriotic songs such as “America the Beautiful” and “This Land is Your Land” around a campfire in your backyard this 4th July.
Teach them New Words
Why not use the 4th of July activities as a means to teach my child easy toddler words such as the parade, flag, fireworks, etc.? If your kids are slightly older, you can teach them big words like a celebration and talk about the reason why America celebrates the fourth of July.
4th of July Fun, Easy Fourth July Crafts & Activities for Kids
Apart from patriotic craft for toddlers and cooking, you should also take some time to teach the toddler the significance and importance of Fourth July. You should read parts from the Declaration of Independence and spark the curiosity of the toddler regarding the fourth of July.
Have fun making red white July crafts, fireworks, and easy art such as a paper star.