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.

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American-Themed Science Activities

Whip up some easy homemade pop rockets.

Pop Rockets. Awesome science experiment for kids!!.jpgGrab just a few ingredients and make fireworks in a jar. (I Can Teach My Child)

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Paint with some red, white and blue magic fizzing popsicles.

Awesome Summer Science! Fizzing Popsicles

Turn white daisies red and blue. (The Artful Parent)


Make some ooey, gooey Star-Spangled Slime. (I Can Teach My Child)

Star Spangled Slime

Create fireworks with peppermints.

Mint Fireworks! Simple kids' science

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.

Free 4th of July Clip Cards

Challenge kids to piece together USA puzzles.

Puzzles for the 4th of july

Practice patterning and fine motor skills by beading pretty bracelets.

patriotic bracelets fine motor activity - Playdough to Plato

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.

Free 4th of July Bingo

Make an F is for Flag alphabet craft. (No Time for Flashcards)


Get in the festive spirit with 4th of July handwriting sheets.

Handwriting Practice

Read patriotic picture books. (No Time for Flashcards)


Work on reading independently with red, white and blue emergent reader books. (The Measured Mom)

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American-Themed Crafts

Turn tin cans into patriotic wind socks. (The Wilson World)

4th of July Tin Can Windsock Craft for Kids

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.

4th of July Sketch Frames and Stars

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)

Patriotic Playdough

Make a patriotic handprint. (B-Inspired Mama)

Patriotic Hand Print Craft 1[2]

Build popsicle stick flags. (Gingersnap Crafts)

popsicle stick flags for 4th of July_thumb[4]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!

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