4th of July -- School-age

July 4th

USA July 4th Independence Day

Independence Day, the 4th of July, is the birthday of the United States of America.

The fourth of July is a national holiday in the United States of America. It is the anniversay of the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. It is the 13 colonies Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. This day is about freedom and liberty.


The July 4th celebrations included speeches, parades, and fireworks.


On construction paper have children using markers or crayons make large dots on the paper. Drizzle glue lines starting from the dots. Shake glitter along the lines creating a skyful of sparkling, glittering fireworks. After the glue has dried, shake off the excess glitter and hang the fireworks display on the bulletin board.

Things to Do


Craft Stick Flag
Patriotic Flag
Use craft sticks to make this patriotic decoration.

5 pointed Star
Learn how to cut a perfect five pointed star!

Yankee Doodle Dandy Hats
Use macaroni and construction paper to create this hat.

Patriotic Bunting Craft
Print the pattern to create this patriotic decoration

Paper Chain Flag

Patriotic Pin & Magnet
Use plaster of paris to make this easy patriotic decoration.

Sites to See

Popsicle Rockets
Recipe to make red, white, and blue popsicles.

Liberty: The American Revolution
PBS website for older children.


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