Celebrating the 4th of July is a summer staple around the USA! Use our Camp Learn & Play 4th of July theme to keep the excitement of the holiday going for more than just one day. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter and get updates on all the fun of our at-home summer camp.
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At-Home Summer Camp 4th of July Activities
Here are your activities for the week. Click on the titles to find full, detailed instructions.
AM – Spin Art Noisemaker
Break out that salad spinner you never use and create a fun noisemaker for your 4th of July celebration.
PM – Make Your Own Flag
Kids can create their own flag design for themselves, their family, or even make up their own country. It’s so much fun to watch their creativity soar with this activity!
This craft combines the noisy fun of a firework with a craft they can hang up and enjoy. If your child is sensitive to noise, skip the bag popping step and let them hand-toss the confetti onto the page.
In this activity, shaving cream, paint, and glitter combine for some sensory fun that little fingers will really enjoy!
Get some great hand strength work while cutting out the pieces for this activity, then use this craft to decorate the table at your 4th of July picnic.
PM – Handprint Fireworks
Kids love doing handprint crafts and this one turns their hands into fun fireworks!
AM – Uncle Sam Puppet
With this craft, kids can create and decorate their own Uncle Sam puppet. The great thing about puppet crafts is that they result in hours of fun as kids pretend and role play!
Younger children will enjoy coloring and decorating this craft, while older kids can practice their cutting skills as they turn simple cupcake liners into fireworks.
AM – Freedom Collages
This activity lets kids learn while they explore and create. It also opens the door to talk about what the word “freedom” means, as they are free to create whatever they want in their collage.
Wrap up 4th of July week by creating a beautiful piece of art that can be hung in your home. Little ones may need a little assistance, as the cutting is challenging, so it’s a great chance to wrap up the week by working together.
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