The Fourth of July is such a fun time to celebrate our country and freedom with friends and family. I love being able to incorporate holidays with learning for my preschoolers, especially this one in the summer.
Sometimes it can be challenging to find fun and educational activities for preschoolers, but look no further! I have compiled a diverse list of 25 Fourth of July activities for preschoolers!
We all know that kids are little sponges, especially preschoolers. I always find joy in being able to teach my kiddos while having fun, and personally I think that is how they learn best! You might be thinking ‘what can I teach my preschooler about the 4th of July?’
Here are some fun ideas for ways to talk to them about this special holiday in ways that they can understand:
- Fourth of July is America’s Birthday
- Why do we celebrate with fireworks?
- What does our flag represent?
- The colors of America (red, white and blue)
- What do the colors represent?
- Why are there stars and stripes on our flag?
Now that we have an idea of the topics to teach our preschoolers on the Fourth of July, let’s get into some fun activities for preschoolers! I’ve split them up into crafts, treats, printable, and sensory activities that you can do with your child or students.
Fourth of July Crafts
Help your preschooler learn about the significance of red, white, and blue while making this fun suncatcher!
This easy firework craft can easily be done as a 4th of July craft, but you can also use it at any bonfire or party with kids as well.
Have a blast making this 4th of July wreath with your little ones! Proudly display your wreath after you’re done. Your preschooler is sure to love this craft!
These fun DIY confetti poppers are a fun craft to make for the 4th of July. The kids will have a blast “popping” them too!
Who needs a paintbrush when you can grab some clothespins and cotton balls for this fun American flag craft? Let your preschooler work on those fine motor skills and make a cute flag.
You will forever treasure this precious little patriotic handprint!
Teach your preschooler about what the bald eagle represents for our country with this fun handprint craft.
Fourth of July Printables
A 4th of July Scavenger Hunt for kids is one of the perfect activities for kids to keep them entertained before and during 4th of July celebrations.
Have some fun and celebrate summer with this free printable 4th of July I Spy game for kids. Print it today for your family!
This color by numbers activity is so much for little ones! Help your preschooler learn about how and why we celebrate the 4th of July!
Do you like sharing educational holiday activities with your kids? Are you in need of some free 4th of July learning activities? Why not grab some free 4th of July printable puzzles?
Let your little one’s freedom ring playing with Do a Dot markers on this Fourth of July activity!
These free printable patriotic coloring pages are a fun activity and perfect for preschool!
4th of July Printable Sunglasses
If you enjoy fun and educational holiday activities then you probably spend a lot of time online searching for ideas to share with your kids. These 4th of July Printable sunglasses are sure to put a smile on your child’s face!
BINGO! Have fun with this bingo activity for kids. These cards have cute little pictures that are easy for preschoolers to identify.
Fourth of July Treats
Bake Fourth of July Sugar Cookies
Have a fun 4th of July with these sour cream sugar cookies that are perfect for little hands to decorate!
Red, white and yummy! Enjoy making AND eating this yummy treat with your preschooler.
Fourth of July Sensory and Fun Activities
Red, White, and Blue Sensory Rice
Make your own colored rice for patriotic sensory activities. You can use this for sensory bins, in sensory shakers, and more. Find out here how easy it is.
This mentos rocket is sure to set your 4th of July activities off with a bang! Kids and adults alike will love this activity!
This patriotic ice melt is perfect for the 4th of July warm weather! Have fun while cooling down and rescuing different items trapped in ice!
Mix 4th of July fun and a little bit of science with this American flag activity.
Skittles for science! Grab some red, white, and blue skittles, and let your kiddos observe how they dissolve! They might even sneak a skittle or 2.
Who doesn’t love slime..? And patriotic slime is even better! Slime is really great for building the muscles in young children’s hands while also working on their fine motor skills! Your preschooler will have hours of fun making and playing with this slime!
My kids are fascinated with fireworks. This firework in a jar experiment is bound to have your kids ooooh-ing and awwwww-ing!
3 words, Fizzing Popsicle Paint. What more could a preschooler want? Simply make these popsicle paints in patriotic colors and you have a fun 4th of July activity that your kiddo will never forget!
Hands-on activities are so much fun to do with preschoolers. Watching the wonder in their eyes as they learn and have fun is nothing short of amazing! I hope that you are able to complete a few of these Fourth of July activities for your preschoolers this summer! Let me know which ones you try in the comments below!