Let’s hear it for the Red, White, and Blue! If you’re looking for Patriotic Activities for Kids, you’ve come to the right place!
I’m sharing SIMPLE ways to engage your kids in the celebration of our great America!
First up, let me tell you about the Holiday Bins I store in my kitchen. I have one for each season/celebration that our family enjoys together each year, and one of my favorite bins is labeled “Patriotic”. As I come across red, white, and blue [food-related] items that would work for patriotic fun, I toss them in my little bin, and they are ready for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, etc.
My bins are simple little plastic bins from Walmart. I paid $.88 for each one and used a simple label from my label maker to prep them, and they have been perfect! I watch yard sales, clearance bins, etc. for seasonal items like this and when I score great deals, my chosen goodies go directly in my bins – ready to go when special occasions roll around. No searching for items I know I bought but can’t remember where I put them. My party goods are ready to go, and so am I!
Patriotic snack times, cookouts, etc. – We love it all!
Cookie cutters, paper straws, decorative napkins, cupcake liners, etc. – We’re ready!
Larger plates, cups, etc. are stored on the shelf next to the bin, but for most items, I like to stick with smaller goodies I know will fit nicely down inside my little bins.
Special occasion learning activities, art supplies, picture books, etc. are stored in a larger (also labeled) plastic tote in our homeschool storage closet – ]All ready to go for hands-on fun leading up to the big day.
One of our favorite patriotic activities has been using our Do-A-Dot Markers to create a simple American Flag on a piece of white paper.
I added a few lines to help guide my little ones, and we worked together on our stars and stripes.
Painting with cutters – or using cookie cutters in Play-doh – is another favorite seasonal activity of ours!
Red, White, and Blue everything: paint, Play-doh, ink, and more! I love using items I already own to create holiday fun that keeps little hands excited about celebrating, and if you’re like me, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to read aloud with your kids.
Check out some of our favorite patriotic reads: