Fourth of July Activities for Kids

Fireworks, parades, barbecue, the lake, the beach – no matter how you celebrate, Fourth of July is always a fun-filled, festive day! I love spending the day in the sun with my family. To get excited for the holiday, I’ve come up with some Fourth of July activities for kids that you can easily do at home! These Independence Day activities are STEM-based, but they’re so much fun that kids won’t even realize they’re learning while they’re playing and creating!

Each of these Fourth of July activities comes with easy-to-follow video instructions. Gather up the supplies and get started! Here are four Fourth of July STEM projects for kids:

Sparkling Firework

Use chemistry to make a sparkling firework! This STEM project for kids is explosive thanks to science and a chemical reaction. Combine the ingredients and watch your firework fizzle, bubble, and pop!


Make your own miniature flagpole! Design and color your flag, then make a working pulley system to raise it up the pole. This STEM project for kids incorporates art and engineering.


Make your own parade using magnets! In the instructional video, we made a Thanksgiving Day Parade, but you can easily make a Fourth of July parade instead. Science, art, and even some math come together in this fun DIY project for kids.

DIY Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

Learn how to make sidewalk chalk in this awesome DIY project for kids! Put science and chemistry to work in this fun STEM activity, and give it a patriotic twist by making red, white, and blue chalk. Once you’ve made your chalk, head outside! Draw a flag or fireworks on the sidewalk. The possibilities are endless!

Celebrate Independence Day with a little STEM this year! Kids will love these Fourth of July activities that are fun, engaging, and exciting. Send a picture of your celebration on Instagram or Facebook so we can see how your projects turned out! Have fun!

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