how to have a fun (and safe) 4th of july with your kid

Author: one tough job

Celebrating the 4th of July is an amazing highlight of the summer. It gives the whole family a chance to hang out in the summer sun, eat some good old fashioned barbecue, and see your child’s face light up as the sky is filled with fireworks. But the holiday also comes with dangers, as fireworks and even sparklers can become hazardous when a child is around.

We don’t want our kids to feel left out of the fun, but we want to keep them safe. A great way to achieve both is to plan fun, kid-friendly activities for the holiday. We here at OneToughJob have done the heavy-lifting for you and curated a list of fun, ten kid-friendly activities for the Fourth of July.

1. Make an outdoor flag lantern.

2. Decorate the driveway with chalk stars.

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3. Paint fireworks that sparkle.

4. Blow bubbles with D.I.Y. patriotic bubble wands.

5.Challenge them with festive activity worksheets (maybe even throw in a fun prize like first dibs on the BBQ!)

6. Make flowing ribbon bracelets that they can rock all day.

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7. Paint a flag using pom-poms and clothespins.

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8. Host a game of red, white, and blue water balloon dodge-ball.

9. Make (and eat) homemade coconut berry popsicles.

10. Learn more about the holiday by playing some Fourth of July trivia.

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