7 Ideas to get ready for 4th of July

Parades, fireworks, BBQs, these are the things we think of when we think of the 4th of July. This year may be a bit different when it comes to celebrating Independence Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the 4th with your family, possibly some close friends, and some good old fashioned fun.

We’ve put together a great array of crafts, games, activities and more to keep your 4th patriotic and enjoyable!

Yard Games:

Lawn games are not only fun, but it is a great excuse to play outside with the whole family. Check out these awesome games to bring your 4th of July to a whole new level.


Easy and fun for almost any age, this 4th of July bingo, with fun summer and patriotic themed pictures a delight. Use candy, coins or tokens to cover up spaces. Click Here for a free printable version.


These crafts will be fun for the kids to participate in and also double as stylish home decor.

Child holding US Flag

Outdoor Movie:

Grab the blankets, patriotic popcorn and bring out those fun holiday movies to watch with the whole family. Best way to watch is with a projector that can be easily set up in the backyard. Also here are some perfect 4th movies to watch.

  • Sandlot
  • Independence Day
  • League of Their Own
  • National Treasure
  • Captain America: The First Adventure

Bike Parade:

Get the kids (and adults) to decorate their bikes with streamers, lights, pom-poms and other fun festive gear and take a bike ride to a park, a nearby trail or just around the neighborhood for your own 4th of July parade.

Red, White & Blue Themed Treats:

These ones are great for kids to participate in making the treats or just to enjoy, both kids and adults. Check out some of these patriotic themed sweet treats.


They are fun when you’re a kid, and they are still fun as an adult. With firework shows out of commission this year, make sure to get some sparklers for a safer firework alternative.