It’s hard to believe the Fourth of July is already around the corner. While you’re prepping for a long weekend full of backyard parties, neighborhood parades, and firework displays, it might also be fun to fit in some easy Independence Day-themed activities with the kids.
From DIY crafts and simple treats to cute activities to make and do with the little ones, we’ve rounded up 15 ways to help you and your family bring the celebrations to life in new, creative ways this July 4th. Many of the projects listed below can be done with items you probably already have around your house—no expansive craft closet required! And for some super-simple fun, we’ve even linked a few free, printable activities that your LOs will love.
Read on for 15 fun and easy Fourth of July activities to do with your kids.
1. Fourth of July Rockets
2. Patriotic Wreath
3. Patriotic Firework Handprint Craft
4. Paper Plate Crown
5. Firecracker Cutout Cookies
6. Tissue Paper Flag
7. Star Sun Catchers
8. Fourth of July Free Printable Activities
9. Duct Tape Parade Stick
10. Star Luminaries
11. Patriotic Rock Painting
12. Shaving Cream Fireworks
13. Patriotic Sparkler Cake Pops
14. Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt for Kids
15. American Flag Popsicle Stick Craft
This article was originally published in June 2020 and has been updated for timeliness.