A group of young children playing on the fourth of July with an American flag

Kid-Friendly Fourth of July Activities and Recipes 

Picnics, playing outside and fireworks – Fourth of July is a perfect holiday for children. But planning a memorable day doesn’t have to be stressful! Here are a few creative ways to help your kids have the time of their lives without breaking a sweat.

Patriotic HeadbandsMake Patriotic Headbands for the Entire Family
Get your children into the holiday spirit by making these patriotic headbands that they can wear for the entire day. Add in some creativity by encouraging each child to decorate his or her own headband – or to decorate one for you!

SparklersBring Your Sparklers
Sparklers can be great for older children, but keep the younger ones safe with these easy-to-make paper sparklers instead. You can save paper by using the leftover construction paper from your headbands.

Dinning with veggies over itPrepare a Picnic
If you’re venturing out to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks, bring your dinner with you. Picnics are a great way for families to enjoy the outdoors, and these recipes are easy to prep and take with you.

Ice CandyDon’t Forget Dessert!
It’s the middle of summer, and you know what that calls for – popsicles! Try this healthy alternative to store-bought popsicles that uses fresh fruit and Greek yogurt. The recipe is simple enough that your child can help make them, too. 

Sun protectionStay Safe in the Sun
Before heading outside, don’t forget to read these helpful tips on how to protect your child’s skin on a hot summer day. Because the last thing anyone wants to bring back from a day outside is a sunburn!

 

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