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.

Recipes, Crafts and Games for some 4th of July Family Fun

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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.


B-Inspired Mama has some fabulous ideas with some Patriotic Rice Krispie Stars and some Salad as well – wouldn’t these be perfect for a 4th of July Picnic that you and the kids make and eat together.

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.

Fireworks Fun

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.

Family 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.

spoon and bag raceSet up your own back yard sports day where even the toddlers can join in with our suggestions for a backyard sports day.

I hope you enjoy your 4th of July celebrations this coming week and please check out our Patriotic Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Over 20 different Patriotic crafts and activities for kids that are easy and fun to do. Ideal for 4th July or Memorial Day.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


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