The Fourth of July means food, fun, and fireworks — all out in the hot summer day/night, right? But you can’t spend the entire day outdoors (not in this July heat at least). In between backyard games and grilling, let kids take a break and still keep busy with these printable Fourth of July coloring pages.
We’ve created 23 festive Fourth printouts featuring patriotic pictures of soaring bald eagles, firecrackers, American flags and even an old-timey Fourth of July parade. You’ll also find activity pages where kids can help each other through a Fourth of July word search and name the 50 states as they color in our printable U.S. map. Not only are kids unleashing their creative side, but they’re also using their minds to solve puzzles and learn geography. We’d consider that a win-win, wouldn’t you?
Stock up on your festive kid-friendly art supplies (and, you know, your red and blue crayons) — you’re going to need ’em.
A version of this article was originally published in March 2014.