The 4th of July weekend is approaching and that usually means a long weekend off from work and time spent with the family. Many families will be planning vacations and some families will be staying home. Either way, there’s always a great variety of activities to take advantage of during this holiday weekend. Below you will find several 4th of July activities for families to enjoy!
4th of July Activities for Families
Play patriotic themed games.
Spend time together as a family by playing patriotic games. We like to set out our patriotic corn hole boards out in the backyard to see who can toss the most bean bags inside the hole! Other fun games include watermelon seed spitting, drawing pictures with chalk, baseball, they have so many fun parks for your family to enjoy, and more.
You can also download and print this FREE 4th of July Bingo game to complete as a family! Simply complete an activity and mark it off on the bingo sheet. Try to get as many Bingo lines as you can this summer!
Go on a 4th of July Scavenger Hunt with the family! Print this FREE scavenger hunt below and enjoy checking off the list as your family finds the items listed.
Print this FREE crossword puzzle!
Create American themed crafts.
Let the kids get creative with American-themed crafts! One of our favorite crafts to make are Fireworks on a sheet of paper using glue and glitter. Simply pour glue onto paper in the shape of fireworks (black or white construction paper works best) and then sprinkle glitter onto the glue. Shake excess glitter off and you have a great fireworks craft to display. This a great activity you can do indoor while on that last minute getaway!
While you are here, read our list of 15+ Patriotic Crafts for Kids!
Plan a patriotic getaway.
The 4th of July is a great time to plan a quick family getaway. Many families pack up and head to their favorite beach destination during the long 4th of July weekend. Families can take part in activities such as horseback riding, golfing, fishing, boating, hiking, swimming at the springs, biking, zip lining and so much more. When we head for some time outdoors with the family, we try to take in as much as we can. It’s definitely nice to have more varieties to choose from vs. just heading to the beach and splashing around in the water. This keeps the kids from getting burned out and that’s a win for us!
Pack a picnic lunch.
Pack up your favorite picnic foods and enjoy a picnic lunch together. Don’t forget this summertime favorite — watermelon! Watermelon is a refreshing treat to enjoy with your family on hot summer days!
Watch fireworks displays.
Look for fireworks displays in your local area. We’ve enjoyed watching fireworks at the mall, parks, and other local areas. We also look for fireworks in our neighborhood as well!
My husband loves to grill out during the holidays. When he’s grilling out, my kids spend that time enjoying the backyard with games, bubbles, water balloons, and more. It’s nice to get outdoors during a long weekend as well as enjoying yummy foods fresh from the grill! Check out his recipes at roscoesrecipes.com!
Play in the water!
Summer is HOT! The temperatures outdoors here on the East Coast have been approaching the 100’s! We take advantage of our neighborhood pool, sprinklers, water balloons, and other water activities during hot days to stay cool.
Enjoy these fun and engaging 4th of July activities with your family this year! What do you plan to do this summer for 4th of July?