Let's celebrate Independence Day with these easy & fun Fourth of July crafts, activities, printables, and red, white, and blue foods for kids of all ages from toddler to teen! Includes 30 awesome patriotic activities for July 4th or any time of the summer.
I’m going to make a blanket statement for my entire family when I say that Fourth of July circa 2020 was a dud.
Don’t get me wrong, a global pandemic is a legitimate reason to cancel large gatherings of people clustered together to see a firework display. Still, it was a difficult time, especially for my daughters.
If you’re currently in the boat of hopefuls who dream of a better year this year (don’t worry, I am steering that ship), I’m sure you want to fill this Fourth of July with family, fireworks, and fun activities. (Not all of our pets will agree about the fireworks part!)
I’m a huge fan of simple crafts that a wide range of ages can enjoy, so I’ve gathered 30 Fourth of July Activities for Kids that are suitable for children ages three and up. The activities are divided into crafts, printables, and snacks that your kids can help you make, so there’s something for everyone’s interests.
You may also be interested in 15 Independence Day Activities for Kids that I shared in 2014. It's still as good as ever.
Fourth of July in 2021
I’m not going to lie to you – I have no idea what the 2021 version of Fourth of July will look like. Regardless of the public events that may or may not be held in your area, I think it’s essential to make this day as memorable as possible for the children in our lives, even the tweens and teens.
Picking two or three of these activities to sprinkle throughout your Independence Day creates opportunities for building memories and spend time together. It also works to bring back some sense of normalcy after a year of the polar opposite of normal.
Bring on the fun!
11 Fourth of July Crafts
You can make most of these kids’ Fourth of July crafts from materials you already have in your craft cabinet at home. These are always my favorite kind!
Here's our spin art machine:
9 Fun Fourth of July Printables
Also, make sure you print this on cardstock or plan to use a colored piece of paper to glue to the back so that you can't see through the game pieces.
10 Fourth of July Snacks Kids Can Make
I am blessed with a daughter who loves to cook, so I would be remiss if I didn’t include some food-centered Fourth of July activities. Each of these is simple enough that your child can participate in some (or all) of the creation process, depending on her age.