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4th of July Activities for Preschoolers

4th of July Activities for Preschoolers

The 4th of July is a holiday that we celebrate in the United States to commemorate America’s Independence Day. An interesting fact about this holiday is that America actually declared independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1774. It just so happens that we celebrate on the 4th of July.

It is a day that we take time to remember those who fought for our rights, freedoms and independence. This is America’s birthday and we should partake in the celebration!

The 4th of July is one of those holidays that I remember always getting excited about. We would have so much fun eating great cookout food, playing fun games and enjoying the fireworks at night! This was apart of my summer that I looked forward to each year.

I also remember having some bored moments waiting for all of the fun to start. Waiting can be so hard for kids! I couldn’t wait for nightfall, because I would be so excited for the fireworks to start. So I know how difficult it can be keeping the little ones entertained when you’re preparing for the 4th of July events. This is why I have rounded up 16 awesome 4th of July activities for preschoolers, toddlers and kids!

4th of July Activities for Preschoolers

4th of July Free PrintablesHess Un Academy

Free 4th of July Printables for Kids | The Ultimate List 22

 Independence Day is one of the highlights of the summer. Whether you’re planning a 4th of July party, going to an Independence Day parade, or just need something to entertain your kids while waiting for the fireworks to begin, these free 4th of July printables for kids are sure to save the day.

DIY Firework Art for Kids Lil Tigers

DIY Firework art for kids

Make your own firework craft with the help of drinking straws. It is super easy and fun. Your kids will enjoy it.

DIY Colored Rice Recipe Lil Tigers

DIY colored rice recipe

This colored rice recipe will help you to make your own patriotic sensory tray. It is super simple, but fun.

Free Printable 4th of July Coloring PagesFreebie Finding Mom

Free printable Fourth of July coloring pages like this one featuring a big bottle rocket that's ready to blast off is a fun and festive way to decorate for the holiday.

Do you need fun and creative 4th of July decoration ideas? Get the kids involved by having them decorate these 3 Free Printable 4th of July Coloring Pages then use their patriotic masterpieces as DIY décor!

Uncle Sam Patriotic Sparkler HolderDIY Party Mom

Keep your sparklers safe and away from the kids this 4th of July with this fun Uncle Sam Patriotic Sparkler holder.  Or fill with cookies and other treats for a great gift idea or decoration at your pre-firework festivities.

Keep your sparklers safe and away from the kids this 4th of July with this fun Uncle Sam Patriotic Sparkler holder. Or fill with cookies and other treats for a great gift idea or decoration at your pre-firework festivities.

Color By Number American FlagSimply Full of Delight

Free American Flag Color by Number - Download your free copy now!  Great for any patriotic holiday including Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Flag Day and more!

Practice number recognition with this Color by Number American Flag! Great for fine motor skills and learning to follow directions. 

Uncle Sam Hat HeadbandSimply Full of Delight

Uncle Sam Hat Headband - Here's how to make an Uncle Sam Hat with a free printable!  Fun Kids Craft for 4th of July

Make your own Uncle Sam Patriotic Hat headband! There’s a full color version as well as a color your own. This is a simple patriotic craft that kids of all ages will enjoy!

4th of July Scavenger HuntMaple Planners

Independence Day Scavenger Hunt

A 4th of July Scavenger Hunt for kids is one of the perfect activities for kids to keep them entertained before and during 4th of July celebrations.

Patriotic BingoThe Denver Housewife

Free Patriotic Bingo Cards Printable for Kids- 4th of July activitiy for preschoolers

Patriotic Bingo is a free printable game for kids of all ages to enjoy over summer, especially on the 4th of July! You can also print it out and bring it on the go to picnics, camping, BBQ’s and more.

Patriotic Do-A-Dot Printables All About Baby Blog

july 4th printables do a dot free

Do-A-Dot worksheets are great for toddlers and even preschoolers. Keep your child busy learning and having fun with these worksheets this 4th of July!

Toilet Paper Roll FireworksCrafting with Kids

Toilet paper roll fireworks kids craft

“Learn how to make these easy toilet paper roll fireworks with household items. Your kids will love this 4th of July craft.”

Star Suncatchers Crafts by Amanda

star shaped suncatcher on window

“These star suncatchers are a great way to decorate for any patriotic holiday, including the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Patriot Day. Using a few supplies, kids can make several of these to decorate windows to add a festive touch to the holiday.”

Bonus Activities for Older Kids

4th Of July DIY Mason Jar CandlesSwankyDen

4th of July Mason Jar Candles DIY

These 4th of July candles are the picture gift for a party or DIY decoration for a 4th of July party.

Free 4th of July Word Search and Word ScrambleTwo Kids and A Coupon

Celebrate Independence Day early with fun and free printable Fourth of July Word Search and Word Scramble for kids. 

Celebrate Independence Day early with fun and free printable Fourth of July Word Search and Word Scramble for kids. 

4th of July Pinwheel WreathFun Learning Life

Have fun with the kids making this super cool 4th of July wreath from pinwheels!


In conclusion, the 4th of July is an American holiday in which we celebrate independence. I hope these 4th of July activities for preschoolers will help keep the kids busy and entertained while the preparations of the festivities are happening. The activities will also help with preschoolers, toddlers and even older kids fine motor skills!

What is favorite activity from the round up? What activities do you have planned for the kids this 4th of July? Please leave them in the comments!

Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Is it Summer already? You bet! If you’re like me you’re probably busy trying to come up with fun summer activities to help keep your children busy having fun and learning all at the same time. This is why I have rounded up some fun and unique summer activities for toddlers and preschoolers!

I really do hope these summer activities give you some inspiration on what you can do to help avoid some of the summer boredom that happens so often with children. Try your best to set a routine and carve time out for learning, playing and family time during this beautiful season that usually goes by so quickly!

Fun & Unique Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

  1. Stem Activities for Preschoolers and ToddlersHess Un Academy

toddler with paint brush and shaving cream as a fun stem activity for preschoolers and toddlers

Enjoy these activities with your little ones when you need a screen-free activity or when you just want them to have an educational adventure! You’ll be creating memories that will last your kiddos a lifetime.

2. Fun Neighborhood Outdoor Scavenger Hunt with Sidewalk ChalkSaving Talents

Neighborhood Outdoor Scavenger Hunt with Sidewalk Chalk

Looking for a boredom buster for the summer or another time when you’re stuck at home? This fun neighborhood outdoor scavenger hunt with sidewalk chalk is the perfect way to get the entire neighborhood involved yet do it on your own time at each family’s convenience.

3. Sunscreen Painting: STEAM for KidsTeam Cartwright

Sunscreen painting STEAM activity

Wow your kids with magic painting by using sunscreen! Plus get the science behind how sunscreen works and why we need it. STEAM craft for the win!

4. At-Home Chemistry: Can you clean pennies with Ketchup? Team Cartwright

Try this simple and fun science experiment with your kids! Challenge them to clean a penny with ketchup and other kitchen condiments. Does it work? Learn the science behind this neat chemical reaction! #science #STEM #learning #activity #kids Team-Cartwright.com

Can yoclean pennies with ketchup? Challenge your kids with this fun and easy science experiment this summer!

5. Exploding Sidewalk Chalk ExperimentHess Un Academy

bags filled with colorful exploding sidewalk chalk

Share an exciting summer activity with your kiddos in the form of exploding sidewalk chalk. Watch the chalk explode (don’t worry, it’s safe) and then let your kids play in the mess afterwards. It’s tons of fun!

6. Sponge bombs and Sponge Toss Water GameCrafts by Amanda


Have some outdoor with these sponge bombs! These sponge bombs are perfect for the entire family to enjoy outside on a hot summer day!

7. Fizzy Ice Cube Science ExperimentLil Tigers

Fizzy ice cubes

Let’s play with fizzy ice cubes and learn the science about it. Your kids will love it.

8. DIY Foil Stream Lil Tigers

DIY foil river

Build your own foil stream in your backyard and enjoy an afternoon full of water play.

10. DIY Fingerprint Glass Magnets Craftsy Hacks

holding ladybug glass magnet

Get busy and let the kids make their very own magnets! With a little help suitable to all ages!

Summer Activity Printables

11. Summer Pattern Block Mats (Printable Activity)Little Ladoo

Summer pattern block printable - sun

Make cute Summer elements with these Printable Pattern Block Mats. This no-prep activity is so perfect for preschoolers. Just print and play!

12. Fun Nature Scavenger Hunt PrintablesOh My! Creative

nature scavenger hunt printable pdf, zoo scavenger hunt printable pdf, garden scavenger hunt pdf

Summer is filled with lazy days and it can be hard to come up with ideas to keep kids busy. I love the idea of kids learning as they stay active. Here are three fun nature scavenger hunt printables for the kids!

13. Summer Bingo Game Free PrintablesMaple Planners

Summer Bingo Game Free Printables

Summer Bingo Game is perfect to play during those summer days when it’s too hot to step outside, and you need to keep your kids entertained and busy indoors.

14. Family Scavenger Hunt– Scavenger Hunt Idea

Nature Scavenger Hunt - Ready to let your children explore the outdoors? Learn how to go on a nature scavenger hunt with the whole family.

Ready to let your children explore the outdoors? Learn how to go on a nature scavenger hunt with the whole family.

15. Sun Coloring Pages Printables Vanah Lynn Designs

printable sun coloring pages

Enjoy coloring all 10 of these free summer coloring pages.

16. Summer Printable Color By Number WorksheetsSimply Full of Delight

Practice number recognition skills with these color by number pages! These free printables have a summer theme and combine fun with learning!

Summer Treat Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

17. Lemonade PopsiclesStay Calm and Eat Ice Cream

Lemonade popsicles surrounded by fresh lemon slices and lemon leaves.

Make popsicles? These homemade lemonade popsicles are super refreshing. With just three ingredients they are easy to make and perfect to cool off on a hot day.

18. How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag Sweet Frugal Life

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Preschoolers love getting to help shake the bag with this easy homemade ice cream in a bag recipe! All you need is three ingredients and some ice for this fun activity and treat!


In conclusion, I hope this Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers round up post has been helpful to you! Please remember the time we have with our children is precious and goes so fast! Get creative and have fun!

Which activities will you try this Summer? What ideas for crafts, activities or treats do you have in mind for this summer? Please leave them in the comments!