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4 Fun-Filled Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July with Children

By Sierra Rossing on Jun 24, 2021 9:22:47 AM

In the United States, July 4th is a popular day for parties and celebrations to show your patriotism to the country. If you're looking for fun ways to educate the children in your center about this date while keeping them entertained, we’ve got you covered with 4 affordable, easy activities!

1) Create a Fourth of July Themed Sensory Bin 

A simple, affordable, and fun Fourth of July activity for young children is a sensory bin. These items can all be purchased at your local dollar store and compiled in a patriotic, red, white, and blue fashion to show off your Independence Day spirit! Check out these tips for making your own.


2) Construct an American Flag out of Popsicle Sticks 

Head to your local craft store and pick up supplies to make a popsicle stick American flag. Teach children about the significance of the 50 stars, the 13 stripes, and more as they build their own American flags out of easy-to-use materials with a low price point! View PBS’ instructions.


3) Write a letter to somebody who’s serving 

Writing a thank-you note, sending a quick ‘hi!’, or creating a drawing for someone in the military is a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July and honor the men and women serving our country. Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons did this with her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop and then packed up the letters and sent them to A Million Thanks, which then delivers the cards to men and women who are serving overseas. 


4) Make some Healthy Flag Snacks 

If you feel like July 4th is approaching a little too quickly, these snacks are the perfect fit! You only need 4 ingredients and it’s so easy to make that the kids could even make their own if you'd like to keep their little hands busy. These flag cookies start with a graham cracker then include either frosting or whipped topping on top. To finish the cookies, the children can add blueberries and strawberries to design their very own American flag. 

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Sierra Rossing

Written by Sierra Rossing

Sierra Rossing is experienced in Content Marketing with a proven track record in marketing strategy, graphic design, copywriting, and social media management. Sierra attended the University of North Texas where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a minor in Spanish. Sierra is passionate about helping to grow companies and guiding them as they build their brand and establish their marketing message within their desired marketplace.

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