Fun Things to Do on the 4th of July: Crafts, Activities & Printables

What will you be doing on the 4th of July?

No matter how you are celebrating Independence Day, you can use some of these 4th of July ideas to make it more festive! We have some awesome July 4th crafts, activities, printables, & goodies!  

Fun Things to Do on the 4th of July with Kids - Kids Activities Blog - 8 different 4th of July crafts, activities and more featured
Let’s have some fun together on July 4th!

Decorate your home with homemade patriotic decorations and crafts. Have fun running around and spending time with your family play super fun patriotic games.

Celebrate The 4th of July

July 4th is a day for attending parades, BBQ’s and watching fireworks with family and friends, but there is so much more your kids can do to keep busy during this popular summer holiday!

Here are a few great July 4th activities, printables and goodies you can share with your loved ones.

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July 4th Crafts & Activities for Kids of All Ages

star spangled slime from I can teach my child - red white and blue stars in white slime with hand
Let’s make patriotic slime!

Stars Spangled Slime

This patriotic slime from I Can Teach My Child has red, white, and blue stars! Your kids will love making slime and it doesn’t require a ton of supplies.

popsicle stick american flags
Let’s make popsicle stick flags!

Popsicle Stick American Flags

Make these really cute popsicle stick flags for the 4th of July. The whole family will want to get in on this fun patriotic craft.

Paint fourth of july sidewalk stars from fun learning for kids - two stars shown in process of being painted with templates and sidewalk paint
Festive Decorations for your sidewalk and driveway for July 4!

Painting Sidewalk Stars

Paint Stars on Your Driveway! I love Fun Learning For Kids‘ idea of decorating the yard and driveway with stars! It’s a great way to have your kids help decorate for your party!

4th of July clothespin wreath from preciously paired - clothespin wreath on front door for Independence Day
What a festive way to celebrate Independence Day!

Clothes Pin Wreath

4th of July Clothespin Wreath is so easy to make and beautiful. It’s simple, yet patriotic. This clothespin project from Preciously Paired is on my to-do list!

4th of July front door paintstick flag from Glue Dots
This adorable USA flag is made out of paint sticks!

American Flag Painting

American Flag Paint Stick Project is a cheap way to craft for the 4th of July. This project from Glue Dots is a perfect way to keep kiddos busy in the days leading up to the 4th of July.

4th of july bracelet from Buggy and Buddy
Let’s make red white and blue bracelets!

Patriotic Crafts For Kids

Make a Patriotic Necklace! My kids love to make necklaces & bracelets. These ones from Buggy and Buddy, made from blue pony beads and red and white straws will be fun to wear to the town parade!

4th-of-July-Confetti-Poppers-from Happiness is Homemade - 3 confetti poppers shown in various red white and blue patterns
These 4th of July confetti poppers are so fun!

Confetti Poppers

Confetti Launchers are a fun way to celebrate! This idea from Happiness Is Homemade is a great alternative to fireworks, especially if your kids are too young for sparklers. They’re easy to make, require few supplies, and let you recycle toilet paper rolls.

Go on an American Flag hunt for the 4th of July - Kids Activities Blog - flag in grass shown
Let’s go on an American flag hunt on the 4th of July!

Patriotic Games For Kids

Enjoy this Flag Hunt Game for kids. Kids can spend hours looking around the yard for flags with this fun idea from No Time for Flash Cards. This is a great way to keep kids busy while you’re getting supper ready.

Go on an American Flag hunt for the 4th of July - Kids Activities Blog - denim bean bags and red and white paper plate goals shown
Let’s play a game on the 4th of July!

Bean Bag Toss Game

Bean Bag Toss Game is a classic game. This DIY game from Chica and Jo will keep your kids busy all summer long! This is also a great way to upcycle an old pair of jeans.

4th of July rock painting project from Multiples and More - several painted rocks shown in patriotic colors of red white and blue
Get out the red white and blue paint so we can make patriotic rocks!

4th of July Painted Rocks

4th of July Rock Painting is a fun craft! I think rock painting is underrated! We used to do this all the time when I was a kid. Check out this cool 4th of July rock painting tutorial from Multiples and More. This rock painting kit is super cool!

Make patriotic lawn stars from Pink and Green Mama - child making white stars on grass with a template
Let’s make patriotic lawn stars to celebrate the Fourth of July!

Patriotic Lawn Stars

Make Lawn Stars with Sifted Flour -Here’s a unique idea from Pink and Green Mama featured on BuzzFeed on how to incorporate stars into your yard. This works as a simple decoration or can be fun to kids to jump from star to star.

Make a patriotic paper windsock for the 4th of July
This will be a really fun 4th of July craft!

Red White and Blue Windsock Craft

This simple patriotic paper craft creates a windsock which blows in the wind and will look lovely at your 4th of July picnic. Learn how to make this simple windsock craft!

July 4th Activities, Printables, & Goodies!

4th of July Printables for Kids

If you want to keep your kids busy on this upcoming 4th of July, check out these free printables! You can find everything from a patriotic word search, to bingo, to a July 4th scavenger hunt. 

Activity sheet pdf for Fourth of July printables from Kids activities blog shown
Oh so many fun 4th of July activity sheets for kids!

Free 4th of July Printables

Free July 4th printables are a must. This is a full collection of free printables! Grab your crayons, markers, watercolors and get to coloring these coloring sheets and activity sheets. These coloring pages are all about the USA and it’s birthday.

Fourth of July bingo from Preschool Play and Learn
Let’s play 4th of July bingo!

Fourth of July Bingo

Patriotic Bingo Free Printables is a fun way to spend time with your family. Does your family love bingo? Your kids will love this 4th of July version from Preschool Play and Learn! You can use red, white, and blue M&M’s as tokens.

Fourth of July Coloring Pages for kids - a selection of pdf shown
Let’s print off some cute 4th of July Coloring Pages!

4th of July Themed Coloring Pages

We have quite a few coloring pages here at Kids Activities Blog that might be good for your 4th of July celebration. Here are a few you might want to download and print for the festivities:

4th of July Word Search from Jinxy Kids
Let’s search for some 4th of July words in this word search puzzle!

4th of July Word Search Puzzle is a great way to keep kids busy. My kids have just gotten into word searches. This 4th of July puzzle, from Jinxy Kids, will help teach them some words associated with the holiday.

4th of July scavenger hunt from Moritz fine designs - scavenger hunt pdf shown with fireworks
Let’s go on a 4th of July scavenger hunt!

4th of July Scavenger Hunt

4th of July Scavenger Hunt can be done as a family! Every summer party includes the items on this scavenger hunt from Moritz Fine Designs. You can leave a treasure or patriotic treat for the winners! Here at Kids Activities Blog we have another version of the 4th of July scavenger hunt that you can download & print & play as well.

4th of july trivia printable from imom - trivia printable pdf shown on fireworks
Let’s play 4th of July trivia!

Fourth of July Trivia

4th of July Trivia Game is one of my favorite 4th of July games. Learn more about the holiday and quiz your family on what they know about the 4th of July with iMom‘s awesome trivia game!

July 4th Activities, Printables, & Goodies!
Oh so many fun things to do for the 4th of July!

Goodies for the 4th of July

Whether it’s for the 4th of July (or the rest of the summer), there are summer essentials we all need!

If you plan on doing any of these activities and projects, or if you’re planning a summer party, you will need to stock up on these must-have items!  

More 4th of July Fun For the Whole Family!

What fun 4th of July craft, activity or printable are you going to start the festivities with?