The 4th of July is celebrated in the United States each year. It is a celebration of the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence! Traditional celebrations include flying the American flag, parades, picnics and fireworks displays!
This 4th of July Preschool Theme page is filled with ideas, activities and preschool lesson plans for your classroom.
You can either scroll down through this page to see all of the preschool activities for your Fourth of July Theme or click the link below to go to specific preschool activity types you are looking for.
4th of July Art Activities
Finger paint Fireworks
Materials Needed: Finger paints of all colors and finger paint or butcher paper.
Self explanatory! Add patriotic music!
Materials Needed: Black construction paper, sponges (or those plastic dish scrubbers--they work even better!); variety of tempera paint; shallow trays.
The children lightly dip the sponge or scrubber into a color and print onto their paper. Repeat with different colors to make a great fireworks display!
VARIATION: If you have large black paper or fabric, this would make a great mural to use as a bulletin board or wall display!
Construction Paper Flag
Materials Needed: In advance, draw stripes on a large paper and pre-cut red and white squares; provide glue
The children dip the papers into the glue and glue onto the pre-drawn rows -- remind them of the pattern: red, white, red, white
VARIATION: I've seen this done with liquid starch and red and white tissue paper--very pretty!
Marble Painted Fireworks
Materials Needed: Shallow box cover or pie tin; variety of thinned tempera paint; marbles; black or dark blue construction paper.
The children place the paper in the box cover or pie tin.
They drop several spoonfuls of paint (of different colors).
They place 2 or 3 marbles on the paint and rock the box lid or pie tin in different directions to move the marbles through the paint to make a fireworks display!
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