Patriotic Activities for Kids

Your little ones will love learning about and celebrating Memorial Day and Fourth of July with this collection of fun patriotic activities for kids.

Summer is coming, and with it comes several patriotic holidays. From hands-on crafts to learning activities, there’s something on this list for every one of your patriotic kids!

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Patriotic Activities for Kids

Whether you want to entertain your preschoolers on a road trip or calm them down at the backyard bbq, these patriotic discovery bottles will be a hit! With supplies you probably have lying around the house, you can make these bottles pretty quickly. Your preschoolers can even help. Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds

Here’s another take on an American flag craft for preschoolers. This one, however, includes GLITTER! There’s Just One Mommy

Whether you hang these inside or out, these patriotic wind socks are as much fun to make as they are to display! Real Creative Real Organized

If you like upcycled crafting, you’ll love this egg carton flag craft! Temecula Blogs

Do your preschoolers like printables? If so, these free patriotic preschool worksheets are perfect for summer! 123 Homeschool 4 Me

If you’re up for a little messy play, let your kids try this 4th of July splatter painting art project. The Preschool Toolbox

Your kids will love celebrating summer holidays with this 4th of July noisemaker! Mess for Less

Add a little science to your summer plans with some patriotic slime for tactile sensory play. Little Bins for Little Hands

Decorate your tablescape with these patriotic cupcake liner flowers that your kids can make. Fireflies and Mudpies

These homemade bubble blowers are perfect for all your backyard celebrations this summer. Pint-sized Treasures

All of your kids will want to sport their red, white, and blue this summer when they can decorate their own patriotic tees. Crafty Mama in Me

These patriotic suncatcher stars will look great hanging in your window this summer. Fun Learning for Kids

Math and fine motor skills meet in these patriotic stars count and clip cards. Perfect for a summer busy bag or math center. The Kindergarten Connection

Here’s a fun 4th of July craft. Your kids can make patriotic party blowers for your Fourth of July party! Natural Beach Living

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Make this bald eagle toilet paper roll craft with your preschoolers to celebrate July 4th. It’s also a fun craft to add when learning about birds. Homeschool Preschool

Kids will love making this festive red, white, and blue star craft with construction paper and paper punches. 3 Dinosaurs

Mix up a batch of homemade cloud dough for this patriotic cloud dough invitation to play tray. Glitter on a Dime

Discover ten ways you can teach your kids about patriotism. A Day in Our Shoes

Make a batch of patriotic homemade slime, and then graph the stars found in it. JDaniel4’s Mom

Kids will love using water science to make a homemade American flag. From Engineer to SAHM

I love this red, white, and blue star craft that is simple enough for toddlers to make. Live Well Play Together

What is your favorite patriotic activity to do with your preschoolers? 


Fill your book basket with a great collection of patriotic picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

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What is America? – Little learners can discover the symbols, values, and beliefs that make America so great.

Hello, Fourth of July! –  Join a pair of eagles as they spend the day surrounded by the red, white and blue. Along the way, take in a parade, view historical paintings and statues, hit the beach, and enjoy great food at a picnic and barbecue, topping off the day with a colorful fireworks display!

The Berenstain Bears: God Bless Our Country – The Bear family and their Bear Country neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July with a big parade. But not before the cubs get a lesson about the blessings of freedom for their country.

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More Patriotic Fun

Sensory play is a crucial part of child development. This patriotic playdough sensory kit encourages imaginative play and language development, while developing fine motor skills and building nerve connections in the brain. But most importantly, it’s fun!

Kids will love these handmade, 4th of July themed play dough party favors. Kick off Fourth of July with this cute, lightly scented set! Sensory play doh is the perfect gift for boys and girls alike!

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