This year the 4th of July is on a Saturday, which means the celebration is open to the whole weekend! While the holiday is officially observed today, July 3rd, there will be events Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Whether you're throwing a party or just want something simple for the kids, you'll find some great ideas on this list.
Most of these are perfect for kids to do themselves, help with, or just enjoy!
Patriotic Pinwheels – Weekend Craft
‘Hand' Made Flag Shirts – Tags Thoughts
Easy USA Cookies – Coffee with Us 3
4th of July Colored Flag Shirt – Growing Up Gabel
Upcycled Patriotic Windsock – Typically Simple
Fresh Fruit & Sweet Cream Popsicles – A Night Owl
Homemade Bomb Pops – Pistachio Road
4th of July Paper Rocket – Mama Mommy Mom
Patriotic Popcorn – This Girl's Life Blog
Red, White, & Blue 4th of July Toast – Spaceships and Laserbeams
4th of July Rice Krispies Pops – The Jenny Evolution
Patriotic Paper Wind Whirler Craft – Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller
Tissue Sparklers – Tags Thoughts
Red, White, & Blue Napkin Rings – Coffee with Us 3
Patriotic Fabric Wreath – It's Me, DebCB
Red, White, & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites – The Kitchen is My Playground
Patriotic Popcorn Balls – Jinxy Kids
Captain America Fruit Tray & Dip – Mom's Messy Miracles
4th of July Breakfast Bagels – The Jenny Evolution
Patriotic No-Bake Cake Batter Truffles – Who Needs A Cape?
Fireworks 4th of July Craft – Family Fun Journal
Mini 3D Star Garland – Hawthorne and Main
Patriotic Scrap Wood Project – Typically Simple
4th of July Popsicle Flag Craft – Quirky Inspired
Red, White, & Blue Pinwheel Recipe – Atlanta's Frugal Mom
Puffy Fireworks – Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Patriotic Firecracker Fruit Kabobs – Mission: to Save
4th of July Firecracker Jell-O Cups – Cincy Shopper
Red, White, & Blue Kids Placemats – Coffee with Us 3
Of course, these would also be perfect for Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. All are a great opportunity to discuss our country's history with the kids!