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Fourth of July

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

American Melting Pot Craft

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. ...

Patriotic Pinwheel

This hands-on activity uses just a few ordinary supplies to create an extra-fun 4th of July craft.

Hand-Dipped Candles

Try making these hand-dipped candles with your child and help bring colonial history to life!

How to Make a Loom

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

DIY Star Garlands

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 ...

What is Liberty?

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.

Soda Explosion

This 4th of July, explore fourth grade science with your child and make some safe soda fireworks right in your own backyard!

4th of July Picnic Caddy

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

4th of July Coloring Page

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!

Independence Day Word Search

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.

Independence Day Coloring Page

Ooh, look at the pretty fireworks! Celebrate this Independence Day with your child, coloring the fun fireworks above the cityscape.

Colors of the American Flag

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

Mosaic American Flag

Celebrate Veterans Day with your kindergartener by making a mosaic American flag out of red, white, and blue jelly beans.

Signing the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence set forth inspiring ideals of liberty. If your kid had the chance today, would she sign the Declaration?

Road to Independence

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.

Revolutionary War Game

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."

Learn About History

Learn About History

Here are easy ways to help your family celebrate in style and learn more about the holiday.

Stay Safe on July Fourth

Stay Safe on July Fourth

Before your family celebrates this year, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.