4th of July Party Games and Activities
These 4th of July Party Games and Activities will help you plan a super fun party whether in the classroom or at home! We make it easy to plan Fourth of July Games with our age guide, you'll find fun games for toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children!
4th of July Party Games
By using this key you can find party games for Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Age children. = Toddler = Preschooler = School-Age
Classic Games like horseshoes, bocce, darts, ping pong, baseball (if you have the room), volley ball (use a beach ball), and don’t forget the traditional three legged race
• Red, white and blue scavenger hunt
- This can be played by individuals or teams depending on how many people are attending your party. Give participants a basket and ask them to find 3 red things, 3 white things and 3 blue things (change the amounts to suit). You can limit it to your backyard, or neighborhood or where ever your party location may be. First team or person who finds all items first wins!
•Patriotic Pictionary or charades
- Use index cards and write different famous American landmarks, people, places, etc.
• Name it
– Have the kids sit in a circle and take turns naming something that is red, white and blue. The first child names something red, the next blue, etc. Set a time limit like 5 seconds, if something can not be named then that person is out. Last person in wins!
• Jumbo Patriotic Memory Game
– Print out 10 pairs of American-theme pictures. Lay them upside down on the floor, mixed up, and have the kids take turns trying to find pairs, by turning two over at a time. Who ever has the most pairs wins! Use heavy paper like cardstock so the cards are sturdy (laminate them if you want to use them year after year). Use pictures of American landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, or famous Americans, like Uncle Sam… be creative! Find your own picture or use our American-themed coloring pages
, just print 2 of each and color them the same!
• Lucky American Game
- Hang American-theme pictures around your party area. Play music like God Bless America and the Star Spangled Banner and have your guests dance around the party area. When the music stops the guests must stand below one of the pictures. Pick a picture out of a hat and who ever is under that picture is out. Last person standing wins! You can find your own pictures or use our Printable Lucky American Game
• “Uncle Sam Says…”
– just like Simon says except it’s Uncle Sam
• Flag Relay Race
– Divide guests into teams. Have them pass a flag to each other as they race to the finish line. Make our printable flags with a this template
and a straw.
• Check your local dollar store or discount department store for American-themed trinkets. Bubbles, activity books, candy make wonderful prizes as do fun simple outdoor toys like hoola hoops, chalk and skipping ropes!
• Make “American Apple Pies” similar to this Sweetie Pie craft, but instead fill with apple flavored candy.
4th of July Party Activities
By using this key you can find party activities for Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-Age children. = Toddler = Preschooler = School-Age
Have red, white and blue crayons/markers on the table and have the kids color their own flag. Staple or tape it on to a straw when they have finished. Make your own or use our Printable American Flag
While waiting for all the guests to arrive have the kids color patriotic coloring pages
, do American-themed mazes
and word searches
(you could also make this into a contest: Who ever find all the words first wins a prize.)
Make this eco-friendly homemade sidewalk paint
and have your guests paint a 4th of July masterpiece on the sidewalk or driveway OR use colored chalk.
Water balloons/squirt fights
Bobbing for apples
• Cookie decorating
- Make star shaped sugar cookies and have your guests decorate with white icing and red/white/blue candy
• Bike decorating contest
- Provide balloons, pipe cleaners, streamers, take a look at your dollar store for fun decorating supplies! Have the kids have a parade and give out prizes for most creative, most colorful, etc.
• Patriotic piñata
- filled with red, white and blue candy
• Patriotic T-shirts
- Buy white t-shirts and use red and blue fabric pens or paints to decorate your shirts with stars and stripes. To make this easier for all your guests, especially the younger ones, cut shapes from sponges and just dip your sponge in fabric paint and apply to the t-shirts You can buy different types of fabric paint… glittery or matte, and you can also buy other embellishments that can be applied to fabric. If you are planning to do this make sure you have smocks for the kids to wear (a large plastic bag will do in a pinch).
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