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Celebrating the 4th of July with Kids

The 4th of July is an exciting time to celebrate our nation's independence with friends and family. This year, don't forget to include your kids in the festivities! There are lots of fun activities that you can do together to commemorate America's birthday. This blog post will provide some ideas for celebrating the 4th of July with your little ones. Let's get started!

Why Celebrate The 4th Of July?

The Fourth of July is one of the most important holidays in the United States. It was the day that officially declared the country's independence from Britain. The holiday also celebrates the principles of liberty and democracy that this country was founded on. Learning our country's history is important for many reasons.

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is a time to reflect on the country's history and celebrate its values. It is also a great time to consider ways we can improve and move towards more equitable systems. Some families may even choose to celebrate Juneteenth, instead, since that is the day some of the last African Americans were freed in 1865. Since we teach history on Outschool, 4th of July comes up often. We always suggest learning about it so we can at least have a foundation and also discuss the leaders who truly believed in liberty and justice for all.

The 4th of July is also a time to enjoy family and friends' company and participate in activities such as barbecues and fireworks displays. Read on to discover some awesome ways to celebrate the 4th of July with your learners!

5 Ways to Celebrate THE 4TH OF JULY WITH KIDS

Flying Kites on The Fourth Of July:

What could be more patriotic than flying a kite on the Fourth of July? This activity is perfect for kids of all ages. If you don't have a kite, you can easily make one using materials around your house. Once you have your kite, head to an open field and let your little ones fly it to their heart's content. You may even want a friendly game to see who can keep their kite in the air the longest!

Painting Patriotic Pictures Together:

Another fun activity you can do with your kids on the Fourth of July is painting patriotic pictures together. Use red, white, and blue paint to create American flags, eagles, or other patriotic images. This activity is great for fostering creativity and bonding with your kids.

Making Homemade Ice Cream:

What's a Fourth of July celebration without some delicious ice cream? You can make your ice cream home using just a few simple ingredients. Here is an awesome Ice Cream in a Bag recipe we use at Kind Academy with our learners. Once the ice cream is made, let your kids decorate it with patriotic toppings like strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. Yum!

Having A Picnic in The Park:

Pack a picnic lunch and head to your local park on the Fourth of July. It is a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather and spend quality time with your kids. Don't forget to bring some games to play too!

Watching Fireworks Together

No Fourth of July celebration would be complete without watching fireworks. You may want to watch the fireworks from your backyard if you have young kids. This way, they can enjoy the show without getting too close to the action. Older kids may enjoy going to a public firework display. Either way, this is a great activity for family bonding.


The 4th of July is an excellent opportunity to teach children about America's founding principles and history. We hope these suggestions have inspired you to celebrate the Fourth of July with your kids. Have fun, and happy Independence Day!

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