4th of July Activities for Kids

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It’s finally summer in America again and that means 4th of July celebrations! We don’t always celebrate the same way every year, but one thing we make sure of, is that the kids enjoy some fun, patriotic activities! We tend to spend our 4th of July either by a pool, lake, or beach, and of coarse eating lots of yummy food! What do your families do to celebrate the 4th of July?

I wanted to share a few easy activities that you can do with your children to celebrate the holiday!

Patriotic Ice Cubes

Patriotic Water Play with star shaped ice cubes, red white and blue
Patriotic Water Play

This is the perfect outdoor sensory activity to enjoy on a hot 4th of July day! It can easily be set up indoors too! My kids loved that the ice was colorful and shaped like stars!


Sensory Bin (ours is from Target but you can use any kind of bin you’d like)

Patriotic Buckets (Dollar Tree)

Tongs (red and blue from Dollar Tree)

Silicone Ice Molds

Red and Blue Food Coloring


Funnels/water play materials

Patriotic Sensory Play

Patriotic Sensory Bin, red white and blue sprinkles and stars
Patriotic Sensory Bin

Patriotic Sensory play with red white and blue sprinkles

Sensory play is a great activity for children of all ages. This activity was set up for my 20 month old to practice scooping and pouring.


Red, White and Blue Sensory filler (we used sprinkles but you can also dye rice)

Stars (Dollar Tree)

Patriotic Buckets (Dollar Tree)