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23 Crafts And Activities For The 4th Of July

23 Crafts And Activities For The 4th Of July

Independence Day is almost here, and kids often want to get creative with their celebrations. This year, give them ways to stay busy while also teaching them about diversity, science, math, and art at the same time! Here’s our list of fun and educational 4th of July activities for kids.

1. Create fireworks in a jar

All you need is a jar, water, oil, and food coloring to watch these fireworks take flight.

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2. Read a book

Multiple book covers -- fourth of july activities

Multiple book covers -- fourth of july activities

The story of America is intertwined with immigration and refugees. Teach your kids about the refugee experience with one of these amazing books or one of these picture books to teach kids more about the 4th of July.

3. Watch a 4th of July science video

Spangler Science TV showcases the science behind making patriotic smoke rings plus a Mentos and Diet Coke patriotic geyser experiment you’ve never seen before.

4. Make star-spangled art

Star-shaped stamp on colored paper.

Star-shaped stamp on colored paper.

Black construction paper and chalk pastels make for bright stars to decorate any wall or window.

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5. Conduct a baking soda science experiment

Baking soda in cookie cutters science

Baking soda in cookie cutters science

Break out the 4th of July cookie-cutter shapes for a little baking soda science! All you’ll need is some baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and eyedroppers.

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6. Craft a flag mosaic

Flag mosaic collage -- fourth of july activities

Flag mosaic collage -- fourth of july activities

Gather scraps of paper in red, white, and blue and have your kids create this stunning flag mosaic. It’s perfect for getting rid of that scrap bin!

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7. Sign your own declaration

Declaration of Independence Pledge Sheet.

Declaration of Independence Pledge Sheet.

The 4th of July celebrates the courage and vision of those who signed the Declaration of Independence, including two future presidents (John Adams and Thomas Jefferson). Do the same with this craft…

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