Fourth of July Ideas

Use and enjoy these fourth of July ideas with your preschoolers to help celebrate the holiday.


Happy 4th of July, Jenny Sweeney!
Fourth of July Mice!
The Story of America's Birthday
Corduroy's Fourth of July (Corduroy (Board Book))
F Is For Flag (Reading Railroad Books)
Happy Birthday, America
The Story of "the Star-Spangled Banner"
Hats off for the Fourth of July (Christian Mother Goose)
Wow! America!



Supples Needed: Black paper, glue, glitter

Directions: Make your own fireworks. Give Each child a piece of black construction paper and have them make designs using white glue (Elmer's). Then sprinkle glitter over the glue. Use a variety of colors to give it a firework effect!

Patriotic Bead Patterning

Supplies Needed:
Pipe cleaners red, white and blue for the United States (the larger the better, remember beads can be a choking hazard.)

Directions: Gather several packages of red, white, and blue beads and pipe cleaners. Make a few example patterns with the beads on the pipe cleaners. Set the remaining beads and pipe cleaners on a table and allow the children to copy any of the patterns on their own pipe cleaners. When they are all finish you can place the pipe cleaner around the child wrist and twist the ends together. Now you have a patriotic bracelet.

Star Crowns For Independence Day

Supplies Needed:
Glue, red paint, Red, White, and Blue Construction paper, Scissors, and star stickers.

Directions: Pre cut stars out of red, white and blue construction paper. Give each child a long white band (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide) of construction paper long enough to fit around a child's head. Let each child glue (I colored my white glue with some red paint) as many paper stars on the band as they want. I also put out some red, white and blue stickers for the kids to put on. When dry, fit to each child's head and staple. The kids just love the star spangled crown.

Stars And Stripes Collage For The Fourth of July

Supplies Needed:
Blue construction paper, Red and white construction paper cut into 1" strips, Silver star stickers, Glue

Directions: Set out all of the materials and let the kids create.

American Flag Coloring Page

Here is a link to a free printable of an American flag for coloring. Help your child color each section correctly using paint, crayons or markers. Hang the finished product beside the national anthem! Next time you drive a distance, ask your child to count how many American flags he can spot!

Craft Kits:

You might also like these patriotic craft kits:

Patriotic Necklace Craft Kit (Makes 12)
Fillable Patriotic Bracelets Craft Kit (Makes 12)
Craft House Sun Catcher Patriotic Apple : 32336
USA Flag Fan Craft Kit

Treat Ideas:

American Flag Silicone Holiday Cake Baking Pan and 12 Star Cupcake Mold Set
Creative Converting Patriotic Party Kit
Wilton Icing Decorations
Wilton Fun Pix 40/Pkg Patriotic Stars & Stripes Flags

USA PUZZLE and Movies:

USA Story Books:

Craft tip:
Recycling Plastic Lids

Large Plastic lids, like those from margarine tubs or coffee cans, can be very useful in your crafting. Not only can they act as a disposable paint pallet or glue holder, they can easily be made into stencils you can save for years to come! Simply draw the desired design onto the lid and cut carefully. You can then either trace the outline or fill in the holes.

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