4th of July
For kids, July 4th is a fun-filled day of red, white, and blue. See a parade, enjoy classic picnic foods, and be sure to plan to stay up late for fireworks. Here are tips and ideas to make this holiday fun and safe for everyone.
Now is a great time to explain to your children what makes our country so special. And if you're inspired to jump right in, we've got a list of great kids' books about the U.S. and lyrics to some grand old patriotic songs.
These hanging stars may look store-bought, but they're a cinch to cut and fold. Make red, white, and blue stars for a patriotic front porch display!
Nothing says summer quite like the smoky-sweet flavor of a backyard BBQ. Here are some cool ways to beat the heat and fuel summer fun. It's time to grab your tongs, fire up the grill, and get cooking!
Have some all-American fun with these just-right-for-summer ideas.
Celebrate July 4th with this collection of great games, decorations, crafts, recipes, and more -- all perfect for an Independence Day party!
Instructions for making a Fourth of July crown from craft foam.
Nothing is more iconic on July Fourth than The Statue of Liberty. Wear this simple headpiece as a badge of honor.
Even the most harmless-seeming fireworks (yep, sparklers!) can send a child to the ER. Keep your family safe this July 4th--or any time you want to enjoy some fireworks--with this important advice.
Upgrade your classic American fare with these delicious dishes that are perfect for every patriotic holiday! Make the whole menu on Flag Day, 4th of July, or choose one to bring to your next Memorial Day potluck.
Strike up the band and color away!
Show your stripes (and stars) with twirly paper wind socks.
Try this kid-friendly twist on a classic Greek salad. It's like summer in a bowl!
Instructions for making a colorful Fourth of Julyconfetti launcher.
Some of our favorite picks of cute kids celebrating the birth of our nation this Fourth of July.
Round up the neighborhood kids and deck them (and their rides) out in all things July 4th. A festive motorcade will get everyone in the mood for fireworks and hot dogs!
Declare your independence from a hot grill this July Fourth. Gather the gang for a make-ahead meal and games, then spread your blanket, kick back, and focus on the fireworks.
Partygoers will have a blast with this fun carnival game, crafted from tin cans. Known as the "rocket toss," each player gets three tries to knock over the pyramid. Let the games begin!
We'll show you how to create a delicious summer salad that's easy to fix -- plus, your kids will love it!
This 4th of July, bring out the patriotic spirit in your child with our fun and simple printables.
Say hello to the sunny season with our tasty summertime sandwich creations.
In a summer cookout rut? Put aside that ketchup, mustard, and relish and try your hot dogs topped with these 5 clever combos!
Show your pride this Fourth of July or Memorial Day with these all-American decorations. Hang homemade wind socks in red, white, and blue, and let your spirit fly!
A coloring book page that's good enough to eat!
Celebrate July 4th with these glittery, star-spangled batons.
Video courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital.