25 Fourth of July Activities for Preschoolers

by | Jun 11, 2021

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

Patriotic SunCatcher

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Help your preschooler learn about the significance of red, white, and blue while making this fun suncatcher!

Fireworks Craft

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Via The Inspiration Edit

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. 

4th of July Wreath

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Via Mommy Made That

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!

DIY Confetti Poppers

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Via Mommy Made That

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!

Pom-Pom American Flag

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Via Crafty Morning

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.

Patriotic Handprint

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Via B-Inspired Mama

You will forever treasure this precious little patriotic handprint!

Bald Eagle Craft

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Via Simple Every Day Mama

Teach your preschooler about what the bald eagle represents for our country with this fun handprint craft.

Fourth of July Printables

Patriotic Scavenger Hunt

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Via Maple Planners

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.

Eye Spy Fourth of July

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Via Two Kids and a Coupon

Have some fun and celebrate summer with this free printable 4th of July I Spy game for kids. Print it today for your family!

Color by Number

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Via About a Mom

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!

4th of July Puzzles

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Via Hessun Academy

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?

Dot a Dot

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All About Baby Blog

Let your little one’s freedom ring playing with Do a Dot markers on this Fourth of July activity!

Patriotic Coloring Pages

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Via Dresses and Dinosaurs

These free printable patriotic coloring pages are a fun activity and perfect for preschool!

4th of July Printable Sunglasses

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Via Hessun Academy

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!

4th of July Bingo!

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Via Playdough To Plato

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

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Via Saving Talents

Have a fun 4th of July with these sour cream sugar cookies that are perfect for little hands to decorate!

Oreo Cake Pops

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Via Today’s Creative Food

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

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Via Lil Tigers

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.

Mentos Rocket

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Via Hessun Academy

This mentos rocket is sure to set your 4th of July activities off with a bang! Kids and adults alike will love this activity!

Patriotic Ice Melt

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Via Little Bins for Little Hands

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!

Water Science American Flag

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Via From Engineer to SAHM

Mix 4th of July fun and a little bit of science with this American flag activity.

Skittles for Science

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Via The Soccer Mom Blog

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.

Patriotic Slime

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Via Simple Every Day Mom

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!

Fireworks in a Jar

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Via I Can Teach My Child

My kids are fascinated with fireworks. This firework in a jar experiment is bound to have your kids ooooh-ing and awwwww-ing!

Popsicle Paint

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Via Playdough to Plato

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!

Finding it challenging to find activities for preschoolers? I have compiled a diverse list of 25 Fourth of July activities for preschoolers this summer.
Finding it challenging to find activities for preschoolers? I have compiled a diverse list of 25 Fourth of July activities for preschoolers!

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