4th of July roundup

4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Not because it celebrates our country’s independence (although that is a plus), but because of the fellowship it brings. Family and friends alike gather for great food, swimming, games – inside and out – fireworks and just all around FUN. But, who says we can’t combine some learning with all that fun? Here are some great homeschool printables, crafts and recipes to make the day…or week…even more enjoyable!

Craft Ideas

1. Patriotic Artwork by Betsy Finn

2. USA Shrinky Dinks

3. My Very Educated Mother shares 50 Patriotic Projects

4. DLTK’s has some cute 4th of July and USA coloring sheets

5. DIY Patriotic Wreath at The Frugal Girls

6. DIY 4th of July Chevron Flag {tutorial} by White Cottage Boutique

7. DIY 4th of July Fireworks Shirts – my kids might just make these this year!!

8. DIY 4th of July T-shirts, Onesies and Tank Tops from Austin Moms Blog

9. Red, White and Blue Mason Jars by It All Started with Paint – SO CUTE

10. Flameless 4th of July Mason Jar Luminaries from To the Moon and Back

11. No Sew DIY Flag Shirts for girls from Welcome to Our Good Life – now these I could do!

12. Fireworks Paintings for Kids by Juggling with Kids – this looks fun!!

13. Try these straw-blown Fireworks Art from Spoonful


FREE Independence Day Coloring Pages

14. In All You Do has a series of {free} Independence Day printables including Activity Placemats, Coloring Pages, Writing Activities and MORE.

15. 4th of July Reading Comprehension, Copywork & More from Reading Mama

16. Pledge of Allegiance printables from The Crafty Classroom

17. 4th of July pack from 3 Dinosaurs

18. Have fun with these Patriotic BINGO Cards by Makoodle

19. 4th of July Dot Marker Printables at Free Homeschool Deals

20. Over the Big Moon has a 4th of July Pack and 4th of July Expansion Pack FREE.

Science Ideas

fireworks in a jar

21. We did this Fireworks in a Jar experiment and it’s easy to put together and SUPER FUN for the kids.

22. Try about this Bald Eagle Craft and Science Activity from JDaniel4’s Mom.

23. These Fizzy Exploding Bags over at Happiest Mom on the Blog look fun and fairly simple.

24. Here are 10 Art & Science Explosions for the 4th of July from The Good Long Road.

25. This Patriotic Monster Foam (or Elephant’s Toothpaste) takes some prep work, but would be a blast!!

26. Make these fun and festive Patriotic Flowers by The Artful Parent.

27. Little kids will love this twist on the Fireworks in a Jar experiment from Teach them to Fly.


 28. 4th of July Ice Cream Bars by Ginger Snap Crafts


29. Hungry Girl’s Red, White & Blueberry 4th of July Trifle – I made this a couple years ago and it was A-MA-ZING!!!

30. Stay healthy with this American Flag Fruit Tray or this one from The Better Mom

31. Or not so healthy with these yummy Patriotic Oreo Pops

32. Red, White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake Trifle – LOVE THIS!!!

33. Want a fun treat for watching fireworks, try these patriotic Red Vines.

Patriotic Layered Jello

34. I made this 4th of July layer Jell-O a few years ago from Best Bites and it turned out great. It’s time consuming, but worth the extra effort.


Want more ideas? Follow along on my 4th of July Pinterest board to see more ideas and the new ones I post!