Inside: These 15 toddler 4th of July activities chosen specifically for young children add some patriotic fun to your art and sensory centers. Includes a free star sorting printable!
Fourth of July is such an exciting holiday for our little ones.
They will talk for days afterwards about the big fireworks that they got to watch exploding in the night sky.
There are so many great ways to add some red, white, and blue fun to your home and classroom– or your Fourth of July get-together!
These 15 activities will give you some inspiration for incorporating the stars and stripes into your schedule.
15 Toddler 4th of July Activities with Free Printable
Red, White, and Blue Playdough – Make your own sparkly and fun patriotic playdough, adding in tools such as small flags.
Sponge Stars – Cut sponges into the shapes of stars to stamp with paint.
Fireworks Marble Painting – Toddlers will roll a marble around in paint to create firework designs. (Kid Friendly Things to Do)
Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin – Dye bow-shaped and rigatoni pasta to create a sensory bin that resembles the flag. (Paper and Glue)
Dish Brush Fireworks – Gather some dish brushes from the dollar store for toddlers to use as paintbrushes, creating a texture resembling fireworks. (Fun Learning for Kids)
Patriotic Crowns – Provide patriotic craft materials such as paper stars for toddlers to decorate their own Fourth of July crowns. (The Chirping Moms)
Red, White, and Blue Water Sensory – Cut red and blue pool noodles into rings to add to a sensory bin full of water for a cool activity on a hot July day. (Simple Fun for Kids)
4th of July Shaving Cream – Dye some shaving cream with red and blue food coloring, allowing toddlers to swirl the colors together with their hands. (My Bored Toddler)
Sensory Bottles – Create a red, white, and blue sensory bottle for toddlers to shake up and explore. (Teaching Mama)
Flag Snack – Serve up some edible flags using graham crackers, strawberries, and blueberries, allowing toddlers to help for a cooking activity. (The Educators’ Spin On It)
Star Color Match – Toddlers will sort red, white, and blue stars into the cup with the matching color. (123 Play and Learn)
Patriotic Suncatcher – Use contact paper and various paper decorations to create beautiful suncatchers. (A Little Pinch of Perfect)
Firework Stampers – Cut toilet paper rolls as shown to create firework-shaped stampers for paint. (Start At Home Decor)
Star Slime – Make your own slime, adding in red and blue stars and glitter. (I Can Teach My Child)
Color Sorting Sensory Bin – Toddlers will use plastic tongs or tweezers to remove red, white, and blue objects from this sensory bin and sort them by color. (Stay at Home Educator)
Free Star Sorting Printable
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