4th of July is one of my FAVORITE holidays of the year! The whole week is full of fun and excitement celebrating the birth of this great country and I’ve always enjoyed the festivities! So I set out to find some fun activities besides fireworks, sparklers, and those glow in the dark bracelets that kids love to see and play with. I’ll admit, I’m personally really interested in seeing how my 16 month old son Jason does with the fireworks this year! Last year he was only 4 months old so he just kind of stared in awe! I’m a little afraid that this year he’ll be totally freaked out and hate them…but he LOVES sparkly things that light up so he might also just completely enjoy them. I’ll let you all know!
Anyway so he’s not quite old enough yet to enjoy some of these fun activities that I found, but I’m storing them away for future use and I think some of my nieces and nephews will love them, so I thought I’d share them with our wonderful readers!
FREE Printables: First I found this sweet list of FREE 4th of July Printables at Motherhood on a Dime! Check them out, they look so fun! And the best part is this is certainly a bargain to “hoot” about…because they are FREE! 😀
Flag Tag Relay: I found this one at Spoonful. It’s your basic relay race for kids but with flags! At first I thought “Whoa, these kids can’t be running with flag poles in their hands!” Then I read the directions…they have to MARCH! No running allowed. Genius!!! Thankfully Spoonful has the full directions of how to make this game super fun and easy.
Patriotic Beanbag Toss: I just love Better Homes and Gardens…sometimes I’m jealous of all the sweet ideas I see there. I’m so glad they share them with the mothers like me who sometimes just don’t have the mental strength to think up fun and creative ideas!
ANYWAY…so this game idea looks awesome! Just paint some cans and try to knock them over with bean bags! What kid WOULDN’T want to throw bean bags at a tower of cans?!? If you go back to BHG they have a whole slideshow of fun crafts and activities for kids on the 4th. This one was just my favorite that I saw there!
So what activities are you going to do with your kids or grandkids for this special celebration of freedom on the 4th? Let us know in the comments below!