Fourth of July Fun — Hands-on Activities for Little Learners

Fourth of July Fun and Learning: Even if your curricular studies are on pause for the summer, the Fourth of July still offers a wonderful opportunity to engage the minds of your little learners with fun, hands-on activities. Give your kids the freedom to discover with one (or all!) of these interactive projects. While it may be Independence Day, some adult supervision will be required. 🙂

Fourth of July Bracelets

Need something to wear to the red-white-and-blue themed block party? Sarah at Stay at Home Educator suggests these stylish Fourth of July Bracelets for honing in on fine motor skills. This makes for fashionable Fourth of July fun.

Girl wearing Fourth of July bracelet

Stars-and-Stripes Slime

For the tactile tots, keep them busy for hours with stars-and-stripes slime. The Little Bins for Little Hands blog has lots of foolproof slime recipes that are easy to make and fun to create together.

3 different slimes

Confetti Fireworks

If letting your kids play with explosives isn’t your — or your city’s — style, consider adding Schooling a Monkey’s safe-and-fun Confetti Fireworks to your celebrations. Kids will love crafting these together — especially if they get to beat the heat by eating a push pop first!

Confetti Firework Push Pop

LEGO Landmarks

Keeping indoors? Challenge your LEGO Builder to construct National Landmarks, like this Washington Monument from Homegrown Learners. Or, adapt their tutorial to use LEGO to map State geography for more Fourth of July fun.Washington Monument constructed from LEGOs






Some of today’s suggestions came from Geek Families’ STEM Projects for Independence Day list, where they have several more activities to inspire creativity and challenge your little learners to engage the world of STEM with more Fourth of July fun. 

Wanting to get out of the house for your Fourth of July fun? Revisit our list of Field Trip Ideas.