Independence Day in the United States of America is the
biggest holiday of the summer, and the perfect time to gather together the
whole family for a celebration of your own. And in order to make sure the
gathering is fun for the kids as well, it is important to set up a few
activities that the little ones will love.
For a Fourth of July this year, try these six simple kids’
activities that are fun for the family:
1. Sidewalk Chalk
Before the big day arrives, head to a local art store and
pick up a few packets of sidewalk chalk, preferably containing the colors red,
white, and blue. On the day of, give your kids the chalk, as well as a picture
of the American flag, and have them recreate their own version with their
2. Obstacle Course
Because you’ll probably be outside in a park or in your
backyard with friends, set up an obstacle course through which your children
can run, including benches, tables, and even small cones if you have them.
3. Pin the Stripes on
This is a fun new version of a classic party game. Have the
kids create a poster board version of the American flag without the tradition
stripes. Then, with either felt red and white stripes or paper ones that you
have printed out, line the kids up, blindfold them, and see who can pin the
stripes in the closest position.
4. Try Playing Bocce
Although it is not a very common game in the United States,
it is one of the most fun activities that you can play with the whole family,
and is incredibly easy for kids to learn. All you need is a bocce ball set and
some open grass. Bocce ball is very similar to croquet and bowling, and
requires a bit of skill and planning, and is guaranteed to be a ton of fun.
5. Independence Day
Quiz Kids’ Activity
Kids love to learn new things, so why not take the Fourth of
July as the perfect opportunity to teach them about our nation’s history? Come
up with a few simple quiz questions that won’t stump the children, and give
them as long as they need to answer them. Make sure to give them fun resources
to help them out in their search, including kids’ history books that hold the
6. Sing a Song on
Fourth of July
There are so many songs that represent American independence
and patriotism, and there is no better time than Fourth of July to learn one
with the kids and sing it as a family. Search the internet for the lyrics to
one of these tunes, and find an audio version as well. Play it during your
family barbeque and have everyone sing along.
Fun for Kids
July 4th is a great day to get the family
together and celebrate with one another. And to make sure the day will provide
plenty of fun for kids as well, try these six great activities that the little
ones will love.