Are your kids eagerly waiting for all the fun that comes with a Fourth of July celebration? There’s good food, parades, and of course, seeing the night sky illuminated with colorful fireworks to look forward to!
To get your kids excited for the upcoming holiday, try incorporating some fun and educational crafts! Our patriotic name craft will ignite your little one’s creativity and give them a chance to practice spelling their name!
Kids will create a firecracker and their name in stars to create a dazzling patriotic display. You’ll just need a few basic supplies and our free template where you can enter your child’s name into the pdf before printing.
In addition to kids practicing spelling their names, they’ll also work on letter recognition and fine motor skills when they make this patriotic craft!
Check out these name crafts for more ways to reinforce your child’s name recognition skills!
Patriotic Kids Craft Idea
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Star punch (optional)
- Firework template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the fireworks template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the stripes along the base of the firework. Cut off any excess paper that hangs over the sides.
Place the triangular top at the end of the base and glue it in place.
Next, take the firework base and glue it to the back and bottom of the fireworks.
Glue the completed firework onto a blue sheet of paper.
Take the star letters and glue them below the firework to spell out the child’s name.
Finish up by using markers to draw fireworks along the background and fire at the base of the fireworks.
While you’re here be sure to check out our other patriotic crafts to make that we’re sure your kids will love!
Patriotic Kids Ideas
Let’s make some memories that sparkle brightly like the night sky on the 4th of July with our kids this summer! We have lots of patriotic craft and activity ideas that will get them excited to show off their patriotism.
Our range of fun projects will give kids the chance to learn more about our country while sparking their creativity! Check out some of our favorites below.
Patriotic Books For Kids
Reading books with your kids can help them develop their language skills, increase their vocabulary, and improve their cognitive abilities. It can also boost their social and emotional development by teaching them empathy and critical thinking skills!
See below for some of our favorite patriotic books for kids.
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
Add some great crafts to your child’s day to create some lasting memories!
Flag Card Craft – What did one flag say to the other? Nothing, it just waved! Kids will love this adorable flag card to send a message (or joke) to someone or use as a festive decoration! It’s a fun and easy craft to get kids ready for Independence Day!
Patriotic Gnome Craft – From our gnome to yours, we have a cute craft that is fun to make! Kids will dress up their own gnomes in patriotic attire for a fun and creative way to decorate for the upcoming holiday! All you need is a few supplies and our free template!
Eagle Paper Plate Craft – Let’s soar into the holiday with this awesome craft made out of a paper plate! This craft is a great way for kids to learn more about our national bird and the symbolism of the eagle while showing off their artistic side!
Handprint Statue of Liberty Craft – Kids can make a cute keepsake and learn about a famous American symbol with this handprint craft! Lady Liberty will come to life with the help of your little one’s handprints for her crown. No paint is required, so hands can stay clean!
Patriotic Activities For Kids
Use our collection of 4th of July Worksheets for some engaging and educational activities when it’s time to celebrate Independence Day!
Kids will work on letter recognition, handwriting practice, and pattern recognition with these worksheets featuring the letter F for Flag and Fireworks. These worksheets are a fun and educational way for kids to enjoy the holiday.
Looking for a fun way to keep the kids occupied and learning this summer? Reach for these 4th of July I Spy printables. There’s an easy and hard version to choose from depending on the skill level of your child.
They’ll be on the search for patriotic items when they play this I Spy game. How many hotdogs can you find?
It’s time to celebrate the USA’s birthday, so let’s break out the crayons and these patriotic color by numbers to show off our patriotism!
Coloring is a fun activity, and these sheets sneak in a little extra learning with number and color recognition. Kids will color in all the numbers with the matching color shown in the key at the bottom of the page to reveal 7 illustrations.
Grab these 4th of July line tracing printables to get your preschoolers sharpening their fine motor skills. They’ll follow different paths to practice control and hand-eye coordination. This bundle comes with six pages of patriotic illustrations that are stimulating and entertaining.
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More Summer Activities For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Star punch (optional)
- Firework template
- Download the fireworks template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the stripes along the base of the firework. Cut off any excess paper that hangs over the sides.
- Place the triangular top at the end of the base and glue it in place.
- Next, take the firework base and glue it to the back and bottom of the fireworks.
- Glue the completed firework onto a blue sheet of paper.
- Take the star letters and glue them below the firework to spell out the child's name.
- Finish up by using markers to draw fireworks along the background and fire at the base of the fireworks.