The 4th of July is a fun time for family and friends to get together and enjoy a day of BBQ, Parades, and Fireworks! Get little ones involved with your 4th of July celebration this year with these 5 fun kid friendly activities!
- Balloon Fireworks!
Kids love fireworks, but parents know how dangerous they can be! An idea I obtained from MarthaStewart.com is fun alternative to the real deal that requires only seconds to make!Balloon Fireworks are filled with confetti and popped using a sharpened pencil (marthastewart.com advises parental supervision for children under the age of 8).
**Fun add on idea’s:
-LED Balloons can be used to give your balloon fireworks a glowing effect before it pops!
-Glitter or angel dust can give a more sparkling effect especially in bright light (I would advise to have them pop it in an area where you can easily clean up mess such as outside or over a mat)
- 50 Stars and 13 Stripes American Flag Cake!
This American flag cake has 50 refreshing blueberry stars, and 13 juicy raspberry and powdered sugar stripes! Found on Smitten Kitchen’s Blog, this cake is not only fun to make but delicious to eat! Cut down time, and make it more kid friendly by using boxed cake mix such as funfetti.
**Make this cake significantly less in calories without sacrificing taste by using angel food cake and whipping cream frosting.
- DIY Patriotic Pinwheel
We all remember the hometown parades on 4th of July morning where kids would hold cute little flags or pinwheels as they watched floats throwing candy pass them by! This fun DIY patriotic pinwheel is from firstpalette.com and is a fun activity for you and your children that will make them proud to hold during your 4th of July celebrations!
**Fun Tip!! ** -Use clear glitter paint for a day time sparkle effect, and glow-in-the-dark paint for a fun night time glow!
- Red and Blue Water gun Tie Dye!!
What kid does not love to get messy! With outside BBQ’s and family gathering’s This is a perfect activity for kids and they can make a cool Tee!
I found this on postgradlife.tumblr.com! I would recommend this for older children, but with adult supervision, this could be a fun activity for the whole family!!! Using white tee shirts, with red and blue dye, they can create a fun patriotic shirt while battling out their friends!
- DIY Ring Toss
I found this fun idea on HGTV.com and thought it was a great way to replicate a classic childhood game! Using common household items like old soda or clear beer bottles and rope this ring toss game is sure to provide your kids and your friends with hours of fun outdoor entertainment!
Let us know what you think!!! If you liked these idea’s, have comments, questions, or would like to see a few of your own featured in future blogs, let us know in the comments below!