I had so much fun putting this post together. Easy July 4th activities for you and your kids to enjoy! Enjoy these 4th of July Activities for Kids!
4th of July Activities for Kids
DIY Star Pattern Cards
I love working the pre-reading and pre-math mind. Kids as young as 2 and 3 (and EVEN younger) years old can begin to connect and solidify those neuron pathways enabling a ripeness for learning more complex concepts later in development. This festively themed 4th of July activity is perfect for preschoolers and perfect for making learning fun.
- Red, White, or Blue Cardstock
- Star Stickers
- Laminator (optional)
- Cut the cardstock into strips
- Place stickers on card stock strip
- Create matching labels with the same stickers
- Cut out the matching labels
- Demonstrate to the child how to match star to star
- Alternatively, you can prepare cards that don’t complete a pattern and have the child choose the label or labels that come next in the pattern. There are many variations to pattern and matching cards.
Why are matching & pattern cards so beneficial?
Pattern cards teach young children logic when it comes to math and prepares a child for reading and writing. Typically pattern cards move left to right just as a child’s hands and eyes would move when reading and writing later in his development.
4th of July Art Activities for Kids
How the heck do we introduce topics like America’s birthday and the founding of our nation to young children? My quick answer is to find ways to hook them into the stories. Art activities work best with most young children in achieving this hook!
My sons are almost 4 and almost 2.5 years old. They understand that certain symbols, like a flag and statues, represent countries.
The Statue of Liberty particularly resonates with them because their dad travels to New York City several times a year. So, I wanted to complete a few Statue of Liberty-related art activities.
Art Activities for Kids
Statue of Liberty Resist Art
- Statue of Liberty print out
- Blue Paint
- Star hole punch (optional)
- Find and print out a Statue of Liberty FREE printable online
- Cut it out (older kids can cut the statue out on their own)
- Tape it onto a piece of poster board.
- Give your child the opportunity to paint.
- I asked my son what color paint he wanted for this project. He chose blue (obviously).
- Then we made stars with a paper hole punch. We ended up filling most of the poster board with stars.
I love the way it looks on our window with the light shining through the stars.
Statue of Liberty Art Activity
- Statue of Liberty print out
- X-acto knife
- Red and blue dobbers
Find and print out a Statue of Liberty FREE printable online, use your x-acto knife to cut out the Statue of Liberty only, then tape the template onto the poster board.
I used dobbers so that my 2.5 years old could feel a part of this project. You could use paint, crayons, markers, etc, whatever will work with your child. Once your child is done, pull the template off the poster board to see the Statue of Liberty and display it. I love how abstract this artwork appears upon completion.
More 4th of July Crafts & Activities for Kids
- American Flag Fingerprint Activity
- Marbled Art American Flag
- Patriot Hand Print from B-Inspired Mama
- Hand Print and Foot Print Flag from Serendipity
- Patriotic Ping Pong Pattern Match Activity by PediaStaff
- Stringing Stars Activity from Toddler Approved
- Fireworks by I Heart Lovely Things
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