These 25 American-themed activities for kids include engaging math, science, literacy and crafts young patriots will love. If you’re in need of a little red, white and blue inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Kids will go crazy over these 4th of July activities and we think you will too.
Want more fun activities? Sign up to be a Plato Pack Member to get unlimited access to all of our math and literacy centers, STEM challenges, digital games and more!
American-Themed Science Activities
Whip up some easy homemade pop rockets.
Grab just a few ingredients and make fireworks in a jar. (I Can Teach My Child)
Paint with some red, white and blue magic fizzing popsicles.
Turn white daisies red and blue. (The Artful Parent)
Make some ooey, gooey Star-Spangled Slime. (I Can Teach My Child)
Create fireworks with peppermints.
Experiment with homemade straw rockets. (The Pleasantest Thing)
And turn a milk carton and string into a festive button spinner. (Housing a Forest)
American-Themed Math Activities
Practice counting and number recognition with some patriotic clip cards.
Challenge kids to piece together USA puzzles.
Practice patterning and fine motor skills by beading pretty bracelets.
Work on number recognition with some free color by number worksheets. (Itsy Bitsy Fun)
Grab red, white and blue bowls and set up a competitive bean bag toss. (One More Moore)
American-Themed Literacy Activities
Play a couple rounds of star spangled Bingo.
Make an F is for Flag alphabet craft. (No Time for Flashcards)
Get in the festive spirit with 4th of July handwriting sheets.
Read patriotic picture books. (No Time for Flashcards)
Work on reading independently with red, white and blue emergent reader books. (The Measured Mom)
Turn tin cans into patriotic wind socks. (The Wilson World)
Piece together a simple straw flag. (I Heart Crafty Things)
Paint a red, white and blue paper plate flag. (Glued to My Crafts Blog)
Make gift tags, newsletters or cards with some free stars and frames clip art.
Work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by pom pom painting. (I Heart Crafty Things)
Mix up a batch of three colored playdough and shape it into an American flag. (Teaching Mama)
Make a patriotic handprint. (B-Inspired Mama)
Build popsicle stick flags. (Gingersnap Crafts)
Have hours of fun with some crafty bubble blowers. (Pint-Sized Treasures)
That’s 25 engaging, patriotic 4th of July activities for kids in all. We hope you have a fun and festive Independence Day!
When you’re done celebrating, join The Plato Pack and become a part of the most valuable teacher membership for pre-K, kindergarten and first grade teachers!