Independence Day is a great opportunity to add a little history to your day-to-day activities. Whether your kids want to complete an American History hands-on activity, or listen to the Star Spangled Banner while they craft together a red, white and blue hat, these activities guarantee some patriotic FUN!
5 Ways to Learn about American History
American History Lapbook Bundle – Use these lapbooks year round, but begin with the U.S. Constitution lapbook this weekend!
American History Posters – Download, print and add an educational decoration to your 4th of July festivities. Party-goers can learn more about famous Americans like Eli Whitney, Thomas Jefferson, and more!
Historical Recipes for Kids – What a COOL way to celebrate our country’s history: feast like our founding fathers! Cook with recipes from the Revolutionary War and learn about the time period too!
American History Go Fish Game – Learn American history, geography, and social skills while playing a big-kid version of go fish!
5 Books to Read for 4th of July
Ready to get into the spirit of Independence Day? Look for these patriotic titles at the library with your little reader this week!
- America the Beautiful by Katherine Bates
- Wow America by Robert Neubecker
- Hats Off for the 4th of July by Harriet Ziefert
- Fourth of July Mice by Bethany Roberts
- ABCs of America by Kim Bellefontaine
See also: Patriotic Books for Kids
Also read: 4th of July-Inspired Hairdos
5 Crafts for 4th of July
- Headed to a 4th of July parade? Take a patriotic parade stick like this one from Crafts by Amanda.
- Another cute craft even little ones can enjoy are these 4th of July tissue paper stars from Preschool Crafts for Kids.
- I love bead crafts like this one with pony beads and straws- the patriotic necklace craft from Buggy and Buddy.
- If you can’t have fireworks on the 4th of July, try these confetti launchers from Pi’ikea Street.
How is your family celebrating the Fourth of July? Tell us in the comments!!