Looking for easy Fourth of July Activities for Toddlers? This is one of the many great hands on patriotic crafts we enjoy doing year after year. With very little prep this will be a fun independence day activity to enjoy.
Fourth of July Activities for Toddlers
With all things red white and blue – we are in full swing with enjoying our STEAM activities for preschoolers that are patriotic themed activities. If you’ve got toddlers or preschoolers – this is a perfect activity because it requires few supplies (which you’ll most likely have all on hand, would be my guess!) and it takes very little prep time – if any, enlist your preschoolers to help prep for this craft!
There are many activities that toddlers and preschoolers enjoy for the fourth of July. Some ideas we’ve added to our summer bucket list for the fourth of July are:
- Sparklers – enjoy them while watching fireworks
- Go to your local 4th of July parade
- Pick out a fun red white and blue outfit
- Make a fun red white and blue dessert or treat
- Make a fun patriotic craft – see details below!
- White Card Stock Paper
- Red Washable Paint
- Royal Blue Washable Paint
- Bendable Straws
- Paper Plate
How to do the patriotic firework craft:
- Take approximately 7 bendable (specifically this kind of straw) plastic straws.
- Bend each one of them so that they create a “L” shape straw.
- Now place all 7 straws together, in a bundle.
- Next make sure all 7 straws are spread apart to create a “star”/ “firework”
- Now using your tape, tape all 7 straws together right where the bend is on the straw.
- Squeeze a large amount of red washable paint and royal blue washable paint onto your paper plate. (large amount meaning enough to immerse the diameter of your straw “star” into the paint.
- Now let your toddler or preschooler dip their straw “star” into the paint. Be sure your straws are covered in the paint
- Your straws are now ready to create a firework onto our white card stock paper.
- Let them dip and stamp as much as they’d like!
- We did have to press down on the “star” of the straws sometimes to get them to stamp – just a little real life tip!
Ideas to use this patriotic craft:
- We’ve used this craft and making it into a fourth of July card to send to family and friends
- Frame this easy patriotic craft and use it as a decoration each year for Independence Day
- Hang on your fridge with your child/s art work
- Add it into your preschoolers art portfolio folder
While doing this easy patriotic craft I asked my toddler and preschooler some questions! Here are a few questions you can use or use as a spin off to create your own though provoking conversations while learning. I truly believe that creating an atmosphere of learning and fun are vital – which is why I love creating STEAM activities for preschoolers!
- What colors are we using?
- If we mix these colors together, does it create a new color?
- How many straws are we using?
- What shape is the straw (before bending)?
- What is the shape of the straw now that we’ve bent it?
Are there other Fourth of July Activities for Toddlers that you all enjoy doing? Comment and let me hear your ideas so we can add them to our bucket list too!
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We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.