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9 Creative Activities to Do with the Family on 4th of July

ERA Evergreen



Jul 3 4 minutes read

One of America's most anticipated holidays is arrived, and we know you can't wait for all the exciting parades, fireworks, and family trips!

Indeed, Fourth of July weekends are always jam-packed with summer events for families. But if your family is one of the few that hasn't planned anything (yet), we've gathered the right ideas to get you started!

Celebrate America's birthday with these nine Fourth of July activities, and provide a ray of sunshine and something special for the family this holiday!

Backyard Barbecue and Picnic 

Organize a festive backyard barbecue and picnic for the family. Prepare delicious grilled food, set up a picnic area with blankets and cushions, and enjoy a fun-filled meal together.


Independence Day Crafts

Engage in various crafts related to the 4th of July. Decorate t-shirts with fabric paints or markers, create patriotic-themed wreaths, make paper rockets, or design your own American flags. These crafts will keep everyone entertained and help foster creativity.


Patriotic Scavenger Hunt 

Create a patriotic-themed scavenger hunt for the family. Hide small flags, red, white, and blue items, or clues leading to a larger prize. The scavenger hunt will add excitement and encourage teamwork among family members.


Fireworks Viewing Party 

Find a safe and suitable location to watch the fireworks display. Bring blankets, snacks, and drinks for a cozy fireworks viewing party. It's a great opportunity to bond as a family while enjoying the spectacular fireworks show.


Outdoor Games and Sports 

Set up a range of outdoor games and sports activities for some friendly competition. Play classic games like sack races, and three-legged races, or organize a family softball game. Outdoor activities promote physical activity and create lasting memories.


DIY Ice Cream Sundae Bar 

Prepare an ice cream sundae bar with a variety of ice cream flavors, toppings, and sauces. Let everyone create their own delicious sundaes, and enjoy a sweet treat together. It's a refreshing activity for a hot summer day.


Family Movie Marathon  

Select a few patriotic-themed movies and organize a family movie marathon. Set up a cozy viewing area with cushions, blankets, and snacks. Take turns choosing movies and enjoy a relaxing day together.


Create a Family Time Capsule 

Design a family time capsule that captures memories of the 4th of July. Encourage each family member to write down their favorite memories, add small items or photographs, and bury the time capsule in the backyard or store it in a safe place. Plan to open it in the future to reminisce about this special day.


Outdoor Concerts or Local Festivities 

Check for local outdoor concerts or community events happening on the 4th of July. Attend a live show or participate in festivities that include music, food stalls, and entertainment. It's an excellent way to celebrate the holiday while enjoying the community spirit.


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