13 Fun Facts About The 4th of July + Printable Coloring Pages

We can all agree that 4th of July is a super fun and important day. Who doesn’t love the fireworks, the food, and of course, the patriotism. That’s why today we made 4th of July fun facts coloring pages! 

Our 4th of July facts printable include two coloring pages with fun facts about Independence Day. The main goal is to learn and have fun at the same time!

4th of July facts coloring pages
Kids will love these 4th of July facts & coloring pages – they are perfect for kids of all ages!

Fun Facts for 4th of July Printable Sheets

You can use these Independence Day facts as educational coloring pages, share these fun historical facts about the history of 4th of July with friends, or you can put your kid’s knowledge to the test and see how much they know about Independence Day. Or do all of them, why not?

Our historical facts about 4th of July can be printed two ways – full color or black and white. Both are available in the one download and you can choose to print all or the section you desire (see button below).

4th of July Facts Coloring Page
You can print our black and white 4th of July facts worksheets and color them.

This two-page pdf is perfect for home, classroom, or virtual learning environments for kids to have some fun while learning about Independence Day.

4th of July Fun Facts for Kids

  1. Independence Day is celebrated every year in the United States on the Fourth of July.
  2. The Declaration of Independence was written in its majority by Thomas Jefferson.
  3. Every 4th of July, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia is tapped (not rung) thirteen times in honor of the original thirteen colonies.
  4. The Liberty Bell hasn’t been rung since 1846 to avoid additional damage. 
  5. The liberty bell weighs 2080 pounds!
  6. During the 4th of July celebrations, Americans eat approximately 150 million hot dogs.
  7. Fireworks, as a tradition of Independence Day, date back as early as the first anniversary in 1777.
  8. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826, within hours of each other on the 50th anniversary of Independence Day.
  9. July 4th was not deemed a federal holiday until 1870, almost 100 years after the nation was founded.
  10. There were 2.5 million people living in the US on July 4, 1776, compared with 2019’s population of about 330 million.
  11. The stars on the original American flag were in a circle so all the Colonies would appear equal.
  12. In the US, there are 33 places, such as counties, monuments or parks, that include the word “liberty.”
  13. The town of Bristol, Rhode Island, is home to the oldest continuous Fourth of July Parade in existence, since 1785.
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Download these 4th of July facts for some fun learning!

If you print the black and white version…

Tell your kids to grab their colored pencils, markers of crayons to fill in the blanks on these coloring sheets celebrating the rich history of our country while learning facts about Independence Day.

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