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It’s almost the end of June and I know my nephew in the US is gearing up for 4th of July celebrations so we’re sharing some Family Fun ideas to celebrate 4th of July with your youngest members, a little food, some crafts, a little fun and even some learning thrown in as well.
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4th of July Recipes
Food forms a big part of celebrations and cooking with your kids is a great way to start the celebrations check out these fun snacks and treats that you can make together with these 4th of July recipes.
First off our Patriotic Cupcakes – so easy to make and J loved to sprinkle “fireworks” on top of them for the celebrations to come.
Mama of Many Blessings has some simple red white and blue snacks a perfect 4th of July recipe for little ones and you to make they are so easy.
Ice Cream Sandwiches remind me of Summer and Plain Vanilla Mom has some wonderful Patriotic Graham Cracker Ice Cream Sandwiches – even the picture makes my mouth water.
Coffee Cups and Crayons has so many wonderful ideas and the layered Jello is something that I have on my to do list and this Red, White and Blue Layed Jello (especially the individual Servings) is wonderful.
A little more of a healthy treat – Mess for Less has some wonderful Patriotic Fruit Kebabs perfect for bringing to the picnic.
Momma’s Fun World has put together a patriotic Fruit Salad that you and the kids could prepare together so colourful and healthy as well.
Another healthy treat from Healthy Mama info with a Red, White and Blue Fruit Salsa.
4th of July wouldn’t be complete without amazing fireworks and kids can get crafty and learn with some firework fun.
I love simple and quite ideas to do with young children and this simple firework painting technique from Play Eat Grow is fantastic – it’s on our list of techniques to try now.
Why not make your own puffy paint and create some Puffy Paint Fireworks following these instructions from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom.
Fireworks Sparkle in the sky and One Perfect Day has some brilliant sparkly fireworks that kids can create.
Mama’s Little Muse has a very active and fun way to create some fireworks paintings with Fly Swatter Firework Art.
Add a little science into your Fireworks Art with this idea from Learn ~ Play ~ Imagine with some absorption art fireworks.
Some more science fun with fireworks and create a Firework in a Jar with Gift of Curiosity.
Stars and Stripes – Flags
Flags flying high and the wonderful stars and stripes flag is perfect for some crafty and learning fun for kids leading up to and on the 4th of July.
Make something memorable and preserve this 4th of July for memory with a Hand print flag from Reading Confetti.
Create a tactile flag like this one from Fit Kids Clubhouse.
Work as a family creating a handprint and fingerprint flag on a grand scale you could involve the whole clan from Hands Print and Finger Print Art.
From Healthy Mama Info – create a simple hand print flag with the tiniest members of the family.
At EduArt for Kids there is a wonderful independent flag making ideas for kids of all ages.
Add a little learning into 4th July fun with this Printable Flag Counting from B-Inspired Mama.
The flag is part of it but there are more patriotic symbols of the 4th of July and it’s the perfect time to introduce them to the kids.
Fun a Day shares 10 patriotic ideas for you to do including some flags and sensory play.
The Bald Eagle is such a symbol of the USA that this Bald Eagle Craft and some science from JDaniel4s Mom is begging to be made – check out the book recommendation as well.
Even your tiny tots can get in the swing of things and House of a Thousand Dreams shares their Patriotic Week of Tots School – I’ve got to make the t-shirts with the kids what a fun fabric craft.
Mama’s Little Muse has a fun “stay cool” patriotic Painting with some star ice painting especially in the height of summer – you could easily swap the paint for food colouring and water if like me you have a little one that eats everything.
Create some patriotic bunting to decorate the home with this confetti bunting from Inspired by Familia.
Have some sensory play fun with Healthy Mama Info’s 4 fantastic sensory play ideas for patriotic sensory fun.
It’s a time to gather together – whether you are with your real family or the people that you chose to bring around you them how about some games to play together perfect for your 4th of July celebrations.
So simple to create this Stars and Stripes Bean Bag toss is perfect for all family members to have a try at from Repeat Crafter Me.
Set up your own back yard sports day where even the toddlers can join in with our suggestions for a backyard sports day.