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Celebrating Independence Day

Celebrate Fourth of July with your kids by creating holiday crafts, playing cool games and eating tasty treats. Check out all of these fun-filled ideas and activities for Fourth of July with your kids.
Celebrating Independence Day

Fourth of July crafts

In the days leading up to Fourth of July, get crafty with your kids. These Fourth of July crafts are easy to make and plenty of fun. If you are hosting a Fourth of July get-together, you can also set up a craft table and have all the kids make crafts during the party.
Celebrating Independence Day

Fourth of July games

Invite all your neighbors and friends over to spend the afternoon having fun in the sun before the fireworks begin. From water balloon dodgeball to Pin the Hat on Uncle Sam, all the kids (and adults too) will love these Fourth of July party games.
Celebrating Independence Day

Fourth of July food

From burgers to Popsicles and everything in between, we have the scoop on Fourth of July food for kids. Whether you are spending Fourth of July with only your family or you are hosting a big block party, these Fourth of July recipes are just what you need.
Celebrating Independence Day

Learn about Fourth of July

The holiday provides the perfect opportunity to teach your kids about American history without taking out the fun. You can still have a barbecue or a picnic with your family, but you should also make sure that your kids know what Independence Day is really all about. Brush up on your history and teach your kids about Fourth of July.
Celebrating Independence Day

Dress up for Fourth of July

Looking for an adorable, patriotic outfit for your child to wear on Independence Day? We've compiled some cute Fourth of July clothes for babies and for older children. These patriotic clothes are perfect for hot weather and cool celebrations on the Fourth of July — and throughout the whole summer.

Celebrating Independence Day

More Fourth of July fun

Check out these Fourth of July printables, coloring pages and word search puzzles. Play Fourth of July trivia with older kids. Quiz them about the original 13 colonies, the Declaration of Independence and symbols associated with the United States — from the flag or the Liberty Bell to Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty.

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