Happy 4th of July to all of the Ask, Listen, Learn team members and their families! Independence Day is a great family holiday that kids love being involved in. Need some ideas for things to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered.
Many towns have fun July 4th festivals and parades. If your town doesn’t, it’s likely that a town nearby probably does. Check your local papers and news or ask neighbors for locations.
Watching fireworks, whether on the TV or outdoors, is one of the most classic activities families enjoy on the 4th. But why not make the whole day festive? You don’t have to wait until dark to start the festivities.
Get the kids excited by baking fun red, white, and blue dishes. If you’re planning to watch the fireworks outside, pack your dishes and get outside early for a family picnic! Whether it’s a backyard picnic or a picnic at the park to watch the fireworks, kids of all ages will enjoy the fun, festive dishes.
While you’re outdoors, plan some fun activities. There are lots of fun games that can be easily packed into the car. Why not try some bocce ball? Throw a frisbee, baseball, or football, play a game of tag, or even toss some horse shoes! Better yet, play a festive flag tag relay.
Kids will enjoy the holiday more if they understand the meaning of it. Instead of cracking the books open to teach them, why not make a scavenger hunt full of fun Independence Day facts? Kids will love finding the facts and learning along the way.
Face painting is fun as well and you don’t have to be an artist to make it fun. Stars and stripes are easy to draw and very festive! Keep baby wipes handy just in case.
Sparklers can be a lot of fun for kids too, but make sure you take the proper precautions. Before you light them, make sure that kids understand the potential danger and keep water at hand.
Why not turn the fun day into night too? Camp out and watch the stars, make your own constellations, tell stories, and roast smores. If there isn’t a camp ground nearby, camp in your backyard!
From all of us here on the Ask, Listen, Learn team, we wish you a very happy, active, and safe July 4th weekend!