Independence Day is one of the most exciting days of the year for kids.
They get to celebrate our country’s freedom with barbecues, fireworks, and parades.
And what would Independence Day be without plenty of fun activities to keep the little ones busy?
If you’re looking for a way to keep the kids occupied and learning this Fourth of July, try these 4th of July I Spy printables that will have them looking for patriotic items.
From flags to fireworks, there’s plenty to find in these fun sheets! Also, be sure to check out all of our 4th of July activities for more ideas.
Patriotic I Spy Worksheets
I Spy printables are a great way to keep kids entertained while also helping them develop important skills!
With these patriotic printables, kids can work on their observation and critical thinking skills as they search for hidden objects. They’re also a great way to introduce kids to new vocabulary words. As they search for hidden objects, they may encounter new pictures and learn their names.
Additionally, I Spy printables can help kids improve their fine motor skills as they manipulate the paper to find the hidden objects. With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder that I Spy printables are so popular with kids and parents alike!
And, if you want to make them reusable, all you need to do is slip them inside a plastic sheet protector or laminate them and use them with a dry erase marker.
Patriotic Unit For Kids
A patriotic unit study is a perfect way to keep your kids engaged and excited about learning. By focusing on patriotic themes and holidays, you can help them build important skills while also having a lot of fun! Read on below for our favorite ideas to create your unit in no time flat!
Kids’ Patriotic Books
There are so many reasons why reading out loud to young children is beneficial for their development! For starters, it helps them to develop strong literacy skills. Hearing the rhythm and flow of language can help children to start recognizing patterns in words, which is an important foundation for learning to read.
Additionally, reading aloud develops listening skills and attention span. Children have to pay close attention in order to follow along with the story, which helps them to learn how to focus and listen carefully.
And finally, reading aloud fosters a love of learning in young children. When they hear stories about new and exciting people, places, and things, they become fascinated with the world around them and develop a curiosity that will stay with them throughout their lives.
So go ahead and grab one of these patriotic books – your child’s future self will thank you!
The Before The Fourth Of July – If your kids are fans of The Night Before Christmas, they’ll love this patriotic version that follows a family’s day through Independence Day!
What Does it Mean To Be American? – This book is a wonderful look into the characteristics that make an American citizen. It’s an easy read for young kids are will get their minds thinking.
My Fourth of July – Kids will love this story that details all the classic activities Americans do on the Fourth of July! It’s sure to bring back the nostalgia of being a kid on Independence Day.
Patriotic Crafts For Kids
There are so many benefits to doing crafts with kids! From helping their development to teaching them new skills, to simply having fun together, crafting is a great way to spend time with your little ones.
Try adding in some of these fun patriotic crafts:
Handprint Statute Of LIberty Craft – The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate America’s independence, and there’s no better way to do that than by making this Statute of Liberty craft! It’s easy and fun for kids of all ages, and you don’t need to worry about any messy paint. Just a few simple materials are all you need to get started. So gather up your supplies and get ready to make this patriotic craft!
Handprint Eagle Craft -Paper, scissors, and glue! That’s all you need to make this fun and easy paper handprint eagle craft for kids. It’s the perfect patriotic project to do with your little ones in anticipation of the 4th of July.
Handprint Uncle Sam Craft – I want you…to make this cute Uncle Sam handprint craft with your kids! This project is super easy and doesn’t require any paint, so it’s perfect for younger kids. All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue.
Kids Patriotic Activities
These patriotic color by number printables are a great 4th of July activity! Not only are they fun for kids, but they also help with fine motor skills and number recognition. Plus, they’re a great way to keep little ones occupied while you’re getting the barbecue ready or before watching the fireworks.
The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate America’s birthday with a fun and festive letter match activity! This activity is perfect for helping kids practice matching upper and lowercase letters, as well as fine motor skills. Plus, it’s a great way to get them into the holiday spirit!
These Independence Day pom pom mats for kids are the perfect way to help them practice their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination! They’re so much fun to play with too! Your kids will love creating patriotic patterns with the poms, and you’ll love knowing that they’re learning valuable skills at the same time.
More Patriotic Ideas
If you love celebrating America, you’ll love these ideas too!
- This Loves Jesus And America too kids shirt is so cute for 4th of July!
- Kids who love sensory play will have a blast with this patriotic play dough kit!
- Welcome everyone to your home with this patriotic door sign.
- If you love swapping out wreaths for the holidays, you’ll love this burlap American flag wreath!
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