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Summer Fun Activities for July 4

Welcome to the world of Summer Fun Activities for July 4th! As the warm sun blankets the land and the vibrant colors of patriotism fill the air, it’s time to embark on a journey of excitement, creativity, and celebration. The Fourth of July, a day that honors the spirit of independence and unity, calls for memorable experiences that capture the essence of summer and the joy of this special occasion.

In this collection of Summer Fun Activities, we have curated a range of engaging and entertaining ideas to make your July 4th celebration truly unforgettable. From outdoor adventures to arts and crafts, we have something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age or interests.

Discover the joy of Straw Painting, where children can unleash their creativity and create dazzling masterpieces using red, white, and blue tempera paint. Watch as they blow through straws, guiding the paint across large construction paper to form intricate patterns and designs. This activity not only develops their artistic skills but also promotes focus, decision-making, and color recognition.

Or perhaps you’d like to explore the magical world of Chalk Shadow Drawing, where the summer sun and children’s imaginations unite. Engage in an interactive experience as kids trace the outline of their shadows on the ground using red, white, and blue chalk. Fill in the body spaces with vibrant colors, transforming simple outlines into captivating artworks. Through this activity, children enhance their self-awareness, language skills, and sensory-motor coordination.

These Summer Fun Activities are designed to foster a sense of togetherness and celebration, embodying the spirit of July 4th. Whether you’re spending the day with family, friends, or neighbors, these engaging and skill-building activities will create lasting memories and moments of joy.

So, gather your loved ones, embrace the summer spirit, and embark on an adventure of exploration and creativity. Let the laughter fill the air, the colors ignite the imagination, and the spirit of independence and unity guide your journey. Get ready to experience the ultimate Summer Fun Activities for July 4th!

Arts and Crafts Ideas for Children
Straw Art Summer Fun Activities for July 4
 Activity – Straw Painting


Straw Painting


•red, white, and blue tempera paint
•large construction paper
•paper towels for clean up

Straw Painting Directions:

1. Place construction paper on the ground outside
2. Pour the paint into small dishes
3. Put the end of a straw into the paint, then hold the straw over the paper and blow the paint
4. Allow to dry before hanging

Skills Addressed:

•Increased attention and focus on a task
•Following step-by-step directions
•Making choices
•Color recognition and identification
•Oral motor skill development
•perceptual-motor skill development
•Increased art appreciation
•Development of positive self-esteem through the success of completing the project.

Shadow Art Summer Fun Activities for July 4
Activity – Chalk Shadow Drawing

Shadow Art


•red, white, and blue chalk
•Hose connected to water supply
•A sunny day
•Paper towel towels for clean up

Shadow Art Directions:

1. Show children their shadow on the ground on a sunny day
2. Have the child trace the outline of your shadow and fill in body spaces
3. Use a sprinkler or hose to wash off the sidewalk when finished.

Skills Addressed:

· Increased awareness of self and body parts
· Recognition and identification of body parts
· Receptive and expressive language skill development
· Concept of shadow
· improves focus attention to the task
· Sensory-motor skill development
· Perceptual Motor skill development
· Eye-hand coordination

This is a guest post by Debbie Scaccio, Arts and Crafts Specialist, and the staff at Block Institute.

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