Fourth of July
The Fourth of July makes everyone smile — it’s grilled food, sparklers, and everything red, white, and blue. For many families, it’s the best party of the summer. But, it’s also a wonderful chance to learn about the history of the United States, make some colonial inspired arts and crafts, and take part in patriotic activities. Here’s everything you need to make this July Fourth a safe, educational and all-American good time.
4th of July Crafts
Pay homage to the great American melting pot by making a patriotic pot of your own! This red, white, and blue planter is the perfect summertime activity for you and your child. ...
This hands-on activity uses just a few ordinary supplies to create an extra-fun Fourth of July craft.
Try making these hand-dipped candles with your child and help bring colonial history to life!
Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom! This is a fun project for a summer afternoon.
4th of July Party Ideas & Decorations
Planning a festive 4th of July? Here's a lovely way to get your child involved. This project will give her the opportunity to build important math skills as she flexes those ...
Help your child make meaningful connections to the spirit of independence this 4th of July, as she celebrates the nation with this fun arts and crafts activity.
This 4th of July, explore fourth grade science with your child and make some safe soda fireworks right in your own backyard!
Planning a 4th of July picnic? Give your kids a chance to help out by making this creative (and practical) caddy for all of your picnic wares. As an added "green" plus, this ...
Fourth of July Coloring Pages & Printables
This 4th of July coloring page will help your little one celebrate Independence Day. Make sure he has his red, white, and blue crayons handy!
The 4th of July can be a day of both fun...and learning! Especially when you make it a day filled with tough-to-find, holiday-themed words.
Ooh, look at the pretty fireworks! Celebrate this Independence Day with your child, coloring the fun fireworks above the cityscape.
Celebrate your patriotism this 4th of July with a fun-filled and fact-filled coloring sheet. Color in the flag, and learn about its history!
4th of July Activities
Celebrate Veterans Day with your kindergartener by making a mosaic American flag out of red, white, and blue jelly beans.
The Declaration of Independence set forth inspiring ideals of liberty. If your kid had the chance today, would she sign the Declaration?
As you celebrate this Fourth of July, here's a creative activity to help your child take a journey in history while improving his math skills.
Can your patriots stop the Redcoats from capturing Concord's armory? Learn about American history with a new twist on the classic running game "Capture the Flag."
Stay Safe on July Fourth
Before your family celebrates this year, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
Great Reads for Patriots
What would happen if all 50 states got together to put on a talent show? Find out with this hilarious read-aloud, which serves as a great introduction to the states. Quirky comic-book drawings give each state its own unique character, and make for a delightfully silly July Fourth read. Great for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Celebrate the birth of our country by learning about the man who led the patriots to victory. In clear, detailed language, this book tells the story of a shy boy who grew up to become America’s first president. Matt Phelan's pencil-and-gouache drawings bring this incredible man to life for young readers. Great for elementary school students.
This hands-on history book takes kids through the Revolutionary War, from the Boston Tea Party to the Treaty of Paris. With historically-accurate letters written as if from real people, interactive fold-outs and spectacular illustrations, this book is sure to be a winner this July Fourth. Great for middle schoolers.