My son LOVES fireworks- he never stops talking about them! Here are 2 simple, quick Firework Crafts that we made this year:
Dot Marker Fireworks
The first one is made using dot markers/bingo markers. My son dipped the tip into water and smacked it down hard on a piece of paper. He liked this activity so much that he didn’t want to stop!
Toothpick Fireworks Painting
The second craft is inspired by an idea from Preschool Express. I placed a blob of red, white, and blue paint on a piece of black construction paper. The white one is made by dragging a toothpick through it. This was a little hard for my 3 year old so I placed my hand over his.
The blue one is made using a q-tip so my son could make it by himself. The red one is a combination of the 2.
4th of July Books for Kids
Henry’s Fourth of July (affiliate link) by Holly Keller is about a family 4th of July adventure and the ways they celebrate. They go on a picnic, play in the pool, watch a parade, play games, and of course watch fireworks. I thought it was a cute book and perfect for my son’s age.
On Independence Day by Judy Zocchi is a short book about the different ways Americans may celebrate the 4th of July. Again, perfect for my son’s age as well as a little older. The pictures are colorful and very relatable to him.