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

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?

Posted July 1, 2011

by MichelleH


16 Responses

  1. susan smoaks says:

    great ideas for this weekend

  2. Erica C. says:

    The confetti launcher sounds like fun!

  3. Jamie Brigham says:

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

  4. may says:

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

  5. Diane says:

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

  6. april yedinak says:

    Great ideas, especially the confetti launcher

  7. MichelleH says:

    Thanks April! Hope you had a great holiday weekend!

  8. MichelleH says:

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

  9. MichelleH says:

    Hope you and your family had a great weekend!

  10. MichelleH says:

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

  11. MichelleH says:

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

  12. MichelleH says:

    Thanks Susan!

  13. Kim Cuevas says:

    thanks for all the fun ideas!

  14. NW Homesteader says:

    sounds like a lot of fun anytime :)

  15. MichelleH says:

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

  16. [...] Our blog has some great festive recipes as well. Enjoy Nut Butter-flys, grilled corn with chipotle lime butter, and more from our archives. [...]

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