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July 4th

An Exclusive Guide to Celebrating July 4th with Toddlers

June 22, 2019, Author: Tamra Cater

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How do you celebrate July 4th with toddlers? For me, I remember being young and feeling anxious and scared of the fireworks that I was hearing. So, it wasn’t ever much fun. I don’t want my daughter to have that same memory, so I have done some research on the best activities, recipes, outfits, and crafts for toddlers. I hope this helps you as well!

July 4th Outfits for Toddlers

Outfits for girls

I like to dress up my little girl for holidays. So, why not start with a cute outfit?

Here are some adorable outfits I found:

Outfits for boys

July 4th Recipes for Toddlers

I think when we all think of July 4th, we all think of food and BBQs! So, what are some good recipes to include that toddlers can enjoy? Here are some suggestions:

1.Cookie Dough Dip

From Raising Little Superheroes

This recipe sounds wonderful! You can find the recipe here.

2.Edible Flag

From https://theeducatorsspinonit.com/

This is a cute and simple snack for kids! The link for the recipe can be found here.

3.American Flag Marshmallow Pops

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From Two Sisters Crafting

The recipe is here. These are super cute!

4.Red, White, and Blue Fruit and Brownie Skewers

celebrating July 4th with toddlers

From CupCake Diaries Blog

I love fruit, and I love brownies!! The recipe is here.

5.4th of July Fruit Wands

celebrating July 4th with toddlers

From Weelicious

Check this recipe out here!

6.Red, White, and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

From View from Great Island

Who doesn’t love popsicles for July 4th? You can find the recipe for these here.

July 4th Crafts and Activities for Toddlers

1.Fourth of July Sparkle Slime

celebrating July 4th with toddlers

From Army Wife With Daughters

You can check out how to make this here.

Make this craft:

2.July 4th Sparkle Bottles

celebrating July 4th with toddlers

From http://jamonkey.com

You can find out how to make these here.

Make this craft:

3.Patriotic Star Painting

celebrating July 4th with toddlers

From Toddler Approved

Check out how to make these here.

Make this craft:

4.Easy 4th of July Firework Craft

celebrating July 4th with toddlers

From Start at Home Decor

For instructions on how to make these, visit this page.

Make this craft:

5.Fourth of July Sensory Bin

celebrating July 4th with toddlers

From the Stay at Home Educator

Check out how to make this here.

Items for making this craft:

6.Free Printable Memory Game

celebrating July 4th with toddlers

From Smart Party Planning

Get your free printable memory game here.

7.For other easy toddler craft ideas, visit this page.

Safety Tips for Celebrating with Toddlers

For good safety tips on celebrating July 4th with toddlers, please check out this article.

BBQ Safety

She suggests explaining to children that grills are hot, so they shouldn’t touch them. If your children are too young to understand this, set up gates or something to keep them away from it. For older children, they can be involved with helping out by asking people how many hot dogs or hamburgers they want. They can also set the table.

Swimming Safety

Who doesn’t love swimming on July 4th? As this is such a fun activity, there are still some safety considerations for young children. In the article I mentioned, the author suggests that no one should go swimming without an adult. For me, I add that the child should also ask an adult if it’s ok to go swimming- This may help prevent a child from running off into a pool by themselves (I actually did this when I was 2 or 3, and my sister had to save me after I had jumped in the pool). When children are swimming, it’s still a good idea to keep your eyes on the kids when they are swimming. One option is to choose someone to watch the kids or even hire a lifeguard.

Don’t forget to also use sunscreen! And stay hydrated when out in the sun!

Fireworks Safety

Check out this article for a tip on using sparklers.

When young children are around, it may be best to just watch fireworks at a show or just some place where professionals are shooting them off. This can help prevent any accidents and injuries that may occur.

Consider noise canceling headphones when you are at a fireworks show to protect your child.

Final Thoughts on Celebrating July 4th with Toddlers

July 4th is full of bbqs and swimming! Be safe and mindful, but also have fun! Make family traditions and memories that your little one will remember forever.

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    Those are cute!

    Chocoviv

    June 22, 2019 Reply
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    Wow!! This is one of the best 4th of July posts for toddlers I have seen so far!! I love all of the ideas, but I especially love the skewer with the brownies, the sensory bottle, and the sensory table idea. Thanks for sharing!! I'll be referencing this post many times over the next two weeks, I'm sure!

    Sarah

    June 23, 2019 Reply
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      Thank you. I like the sensory bottles too!

      Tamra Cater

      June 23, 2019 Reply
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    Great July 4th ideas! I really love the cute outfits for girls. I also love fruits & brownies, and I'd like to try making these brownie skewers. And yes, on a hot summer day... the yogurt popsicle is the perfect July 4th treat!

    Life Travel Soul

    June 23, 2019 Reply
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    These are really great ideas for celebrating Independence Day with kids crafts and snacks. I especially like the fresh fruit snacks, and those yogurt popsicles look refreshing and delicious. Keep on blogging, good work! ~ Elaine

    Elaine N

    June 23, 2019 Reply
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      Thank you! I may have to try the popsicles!

      Tamra Cater

      June 23, 2019 Reply
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    Great ideas!!! I love the popcicles and I am sure my 4yo will too lol.

    Sabrina Jackson

    June 24, 2019 Reply
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      Thank you!

      Tamra Cater

      June 24, 2019 Reply
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    Thanks, Tamra for this awesome thinking!Great ideas for safety ever. I am waiting for the 4Th of July and will definitely follow all your instructions.

    Shophub

    June 25, 2019 Reply
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    Love the little American flag snacks! I wholeheartedly agree Fourth of July should be celebrated and love your ideas for making it fun and safe for little people!

    Jaya Avendel

    June 27, 2019 Reply
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      Thank you! I love those snacks too!

      Tamra Cater

      June 27, 2019 Reply