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4 Amazing 4th of July Crafts To Do with Your Students This Summer!

On July 4, 1776, the United States finally became an independent nation. 🎆

The Fourth of July is a popular day that Americans use to celebrate their independence and patriotism. This federal holiday is the perfect opportunity to educate and celebrate America’s history with the children in your daycare.

Don't get stuck in a rut with the same old arts & crafts! 

Plus, efficiently communicate with families to enhance their daycare experience. Take a look at these fun and easy activities to do at your center (whether you're hosting a summer camp or program) for the Fourth of July! 🎉

4 Early Childhood Education 4th of July Activities

1) Have your children sign their own Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence is an important document for the United States because it signifies freedom. Having your students sign this document will introduce them to history, as well as encourage writing skills.

To get started, all you have to do is print out mini documents of the Declaration of Independence and allow the students to sign their names.

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

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2) Make Red, White, and Blue Fruit Kabobs

Snack time is always a fun time to get creative. This snack has colors that represent America and is also a healthy option for the kids!

To make this snack, you only need three ingredients: strawberries, mini marshmallows, and blueberries. Also don’t forget the bamboo skewers, so they can look like kabobs!

fruit kabobs

Fruit kabobs

3) Sing & Write Patriotic Songs

Music is crucial for a child’s development and self-expression. It helps with literacy, motor, social, and intellectual skills. The United States has its fair share of patriotic songs. Here are a few classic American songs to turn up the radio to. 

  • The National Anthem 

  • Star Spangled Banner 

  • America, the Beautiful 

Or, better yet, have your students write their own song! Depending on the age group - come up with the lyrics and write them down together. Then, have your students show their stuff with a class concert.

children singing

Children singing

4) Communicate with Families About Crafting Fireworks in a Jar

This craft may sound dangerous, but it is 100% safe and fun! However, it’s best to let parents know what this artwork involves beforehand. With the right childcare solution, effortlessly send text messages to parents and guardians with two-way communication. Detail the instructions and safety precautions to give families peace of mind.  

To start, you and your children can use simple household ingredients to create your own personalized fireworks. All you need is water, food coloring (4 different colors), vegetable oil, and two jars! 

Tip: It's helpful to find a childcare solution with automated emails and text messages to proactively engage your childcare waitlist. Remain top of mind by sending exciting news to entice and nurture prospective families on your childcare waiting list. Make them feel included by sharing pictures of your 4th of July activities.  

email template - 4th of July announcement

Example email template for the 4th of July

One more helpful piece of advice...

For enrolled families, get them involved with their child's learning by effortlessly sharing memorable moments. Send pictures and videos of your students engaging in 4th of July activities - right from your phone! The right family engagement app can capture life's precious memories, so no family feels left out.

Honor History in the Classroom

The Fourth of July is a fun, but impactful holiday. 

Celebrating it means that your students get to practice patriotism and celebrate their freedom. Freshen up your summer camp or program with captivating activities for your students! 

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Meet The Author

Asyah Jiron is a marketing intern with professional experience in field marketing, content, and advertising. She attends the University of North Texas and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a Marketing concentration. Asyah is passionate about growing her marketing knowledge and always tackles any new challenge thrown her way.

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