4th of July Activities and Recipes for Kids of All Ages

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Whether your child is a toddler or a tween, the 4th of July can be a time of family, fun and festivities. We rounded up some of our favorite picnic and party recipes, activities and crafts to make your 4th of July celebration fun for your whole family.

4th of July recipes:

  1. Pack a healthy, easy snack the kids will love at a picnic or BBQ. These Nut Butter-flys are sure to be a a crowd pleaser.
  2. Everyone will feel patriotic with this yummy fruit flag cake recipe!
  3. Veggies never tasted so good and healthy as they do with this grilled corn with Chilpotle-lime butter – mmmmm.

4th of July crafts & activities:

  1. Why wait for nightfall to see fireworks when you can make your own confetti launcher?
  2. Sometimes little ones can’t stay up to watch the fireworks, but you can have your own firework fun by having a picnic then going inside, closing the shades & giving the kids glow sticks to celebrate their own fireworks show.
  3. Patriotic Pinwheels can spruce up any 4th of July celebration!

What will you be doing to celebrate the 4th of July?

17 Responses to “4th of July Activities and Recipes for Kids of All Ages”

  1. susan smoaks July 1, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    great ideas for this weekend

  2. Erica C. July 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    The confetti launcher sounds like fun!

  3. Jamie Brigham July 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    I love these ideas perfect and July 4th is my favorite Holiday

  4. may July 2, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Me too i love the ideas, looking forward for 4th July.

  5. Diane July 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    I adore the FRUIT FLAG cake! I am making that in the morning!!!! Thanks for the great idea!

  6. april yedinak July 4, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Great ideas, especially the confetti launcher

  7. MichelleH July 5, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Thanks April! Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

  8. MichelleH July 5, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    You are so welcome Diane! Hope your family enjoyed the fruit flag cake.

  9. MichelleH July 5, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Hope you and your family had a great weekend!

  10. MichelleH July 5, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Hope you had a great 4th of July.
    Thanks for being a fan!

  11. MichelleH July 5, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    It is fun. We always enjoy trying out the activities before we post them 🙂

  12. MichelleH July 5, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Thanks Susan!

  13. Kim Cuevas July 5, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    thanks for all the fun ideas!

  14. NW Homesteader July 6, 2011 at 1:01 am #

    sounds like a lot of fun anytime 🙂

  15. MichelleH July 6, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    NW Homesteader
    You are right! These activities & recipes can be used throughout the summer!

  16. Suzanne Holt July 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    Fun ideas! Thanks for compiling the list! Pinned.


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