Ditch The Fireworks With Family Friendly Activities This 4th Of July
Independence Day is just around the corner. How will you celebrate?
When the fireworks are too loud, you'll need to have a backup plan for the little ones. Here are ways to ring in America's birthday with your children!
1. Red, White, and Blue Baking
Hit the kitchen with your little ones and get a little messy by cooking up some Red, White, and Blue recipes. Make your own creation or try a recipe like the 4th of July Nachos, Snow Cones, Marshmallow Pops, or Healthy Cheesecake! No matter what mood you're in - baking or cooking, you can find something that adults and kids will enjoy.
2. Have A Beach Day
Take the little ones to the beach near you for a day of sun and sand for Independence Day. Explore America the beautiful by appreciating the beaches if you can. Just don't forget the sunscreen! Summer has just begun, after all.
3. Festive Crafts
Teach them the importance of red, white, and blue by creating patriotic arts and crafts. From decorations to even making their own fireworks, you can watch their little minds come to life. Plus, if you're planning a party, the decorating can be original and unique. Keep the creativity flowing after school is out with fun crafts for kids to celebrate the USA!
4. A Game Of T-Ball or Baseball
Teach them America's pastime with some sports. Head over to your neighborhood park's field or take a trip to the minor or major league baseball team for a day at the old ball game. There's nothing more USA then this game that they'll love to play!
5. Go To A Parade or Make Your Own
Any American holiday has a parade! Check your town's website or newspaper to see if they are holding their own parade. If you're feeling inspired, grab your little ones, decorate their bikes, and have their own parade right on your street to celebrate the USA.
6. An American Getaway
From Washington DC, Gettysburg in PA, and even Yellowstone National Park, there are tons of landmarks important to the birth of our country. Plan your little vacation to any of these locations and enjoy a relaxing and educational getaway.
7. Educate With Some Help From The Past
Since the kids are out of school, they'll need a little education of the summer. With your old Schoolhouse Rock videos, you can teach them with ease (or let the video do it, but you can still take the credit.) With songs like "The Shot Heard Round the World" and "No More Kings," they can sing along to moments in history.
8. Make Care Packages For The Troops
Support Our Troops and celebrate our country's continued independence by creating care packages with your kids. Take a look here for items you can buy at the store and have them put together. There are also instructions on their website about how and where to mail them. They're still defending our free country, so we should take this day to thank our soldiers!
9. Host A Backyard BBQ
Your little ones will love to help out planning for the backyard BBQ by creating their own decorations (see above.) Take it one step further by asking them to help DIY the backyard with clothespin wreaths, tape cutlery, and painted placemats!
10. Tell The Story Of The Revolutionary War
The question you might get asked is, "What Is The 4th Of July?" You can answer it and go above and beyond by telling the story to your children through books made just for them!
Do you have a 4th of July tradition you do with your children? Tell us in the comments! We would love to hear from you!