Five ways to celebrate the Fourth of July

Fourth of July is almost here! We have gathered some of our favorite ways to celebrate with young children.

We love these ideas from fellow bloggers and we wanted to share them with you in hopes that they will bring inspiration to your 4th of July celebration!

A festive book

Books are a great way to build early literacy and cultivate a love of reading with kids in your home or classroom. They are also a great way for children to learn about the world around them. Red, White, Boom by Lee Wardlaw is perfect for preschoolers. Children will love learning about the 4th of July celebrations through colorful illustrations capturing parades, fireworks, and the essence of the special occasion.

Star-spangled slime

Star-spangled slime is a wonderful sensory experience. The ingredients are simple and children will enjoy helping mix and pour their ingredients. Confetti stars can be found at the dollar tree and make the slime extra festive! You can even add liquid watercolor if you would like an added colorful effect.

Fireworks playdough

Fireworks playdough from Fantastic Fun and Learning is another great way to enhance sensory awareness. Inviting children to explore a variety of red white and blue-themed loose parts such as pipe cleaners, pom poms, and some star-shaped cookie cutters along with their playdough will keep them engaged and build fine motor skills.

Fireworks Spin Art

Spin art is a fun and colorful art process where children can express themselves creatively without an end product in mind. While spinning their salad spinner they will build hand strength, too. This art process has been explored in our preschool classroom and the kids absolutely loved the experience! And the splatter effect resembles the fireworks they might see on the 4th of July.

Patriotic snacks

We love these patriotic snack ideas that children can help make! These simple cooking experiences help children gain confidence and build life skills.

Have a happy 4th of July!

We hope you find inspiration from this 4th of July ideas! Have a safe and wonderful time celebrating the occasion.

For more 4th of July inspiration check out the links below…

Exploring our flag for Fourth of July in preschool

Flag inspired easel paintings for the Fourth of July

Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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