Preschool Ideas for 4th of July

Hello friends! There are so many wonderful bloggers out there sharing terrific ideas. I often share the ideas on Facebook but find that after a few days go by, it is difficult for my friends on Teach Preschool Facebook to find them again. So I am trying to collect some of these awesome links in a thematic approach as I go along so the links are more easy to find.

Today’s theme is Fourth of July. Thank you to all of you bloggers that share these amazing ideas!


Fourth of July

Comparing and Contrasting Flags
Fire Works

Teaching Two

Finger Painted Flags

A Cookie Cutter Diva’s Life

4th of July Rockets

Little Wonders’ Days

Craft Stick Flags

A Cookie Cutter Diva’s Life

4th of July Confetti Popper Rockets


Patriotic Crafts

No Time for Flash Cards

No Time for Flashcards

4th of July Pipe Cleaner Sparklers

Makes and Takes

Construction Paper Flag

No Time for Flashcards

Paper Plate Simple Flag

Toddler Approved!

Rice, Play dough, and Flag ideas!

No Time for Flash Cards

Toddler Approved!

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By |2010-06-23T00:00:24+00:00June 23rd, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. meghan June 23, 2010 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    Such great ideas.
    I will be home w/ my sick preschooler tomorrow, think we will do some of these.

  2. Sarah June 23, 2010 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    What can I do with infants?

    • Deborah J. Stewart June 24, 2010 at 12:01 am - Reply

      Hi Sarah,
      Here are a few ideas…

      1. Fourth of July provides great opportunity for exploring colors (red, white, and blue). Tie a set of red, white, and blue ribbons together for the babies to look at, shake, and feel as you play some fun marching music.

      2. Paint little white hand prints on red and blue construction paper.

      3. Emphasize words like “pop” for fireworks. Recite the fingerplay below..

      Five little fire crackers sitting on the ground,
      One went “POP! (clap your hands)
      And then blew out.

      Repeat for four, three, two, and one!

      4. Play some marching music and hold the infants hands – encourage the infant to bounce up and down to the marching rhythm.

      I hope this “sparks” some ideas for you:)

  3. Planetpals June 24, 2010 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Deb these are great! and oh so simple.

  4. Vanessa June 30, 2010 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Hi Deborah,
    I’m not sure where you had the page to add any 4th of July activities.. but here is the one we did. It was so much fun to see the children wave their individuals flags around as we marched in our own parade.


  5. Michelle Lee July 1, 2010 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Thanks for all your great ideas! I am constantly learning new things from you, even as a former kindergarten teacher! Keep up the great work:)

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