Do you remember childhood evenings spent eagerly awaiting the sunset on July 4th? Once the sky went dark, you just knew there would be a glittering explosion of fireworks to celebrate the nation’s birthday. But the anticipation could make the waiting pretty difficult, right? If you recall this feeling, then you might be thinking about some fun, patriotic activities that your kids can enjoy during the daytime this 4th of July. Today, we’re bringing you a fun, no-prep (all you have to do is hit “print”), and educational printable to use this Independence Day: 4th of July Color by Number Printables!
This patriotic color-by-number printable is the perfect activity for young children to enjoy on Independence Day. In addition to being a fun mental puzzle and a coloring activity, these printable pages also give children a chance to practice number recognition.
This printable comes with two separate designs that can be enjoyed by children who can color and recognize numbers 1-10. We think that children K- lower elementary grades will probably enjoy it most!
Also, there’s no limit to how many of these color-by-number pages you can print out once you download this activity! Therefore, if you plan to gather with friends of family on July 4th this year, you may want to bring several of these pages along for all of the kids in your group to enjoy while they wait for fireworks! (If you want to share it with others who won’t be getting together with you, we would appreciate it if you’ll share this article with them so they can download their own copies!)
Click HERE to get your 4th of July Color by Number Printable from the Only Passionate Curiosity Store.
More Resources for Independence Day Learning:
If you’re working on handwriting and/or cursive writing, you can use this printable (with a handwriting approach based on the well-loved Logic of English curriculum) to give your child practice while also exposing him/her to some of the nation’s most important writings!
This printable has 15 pages of copywork and gives children the opportunity to read/practice writing the following patriotic song lyrics and documents:
- The Pledge of Allegiance
- America the Beautiful
- My Country Tis of Thee
- The Constitution
- The Declaration of Independence
National Symbols Notebooking Pack
This notebooking pack is a great way to introduce your elementary-aged child to some of America’s greatest sights and symbols. Each page includes a kid-friendly picture of a well-known American symbol with space to write a little bit about each one.
This notebooking pack includes the following symbols:
- Air Force One
- The Statue of President Lincoln
- The Lincoln Monument
- The Jefferson Monument
- The Washington Monument
- The Statue of Liberty
- Mount Rushmore
- The American Flag
- The Eagle
- The White House
- The Liberty Bell
- The WWI Memorial
- And an “I’m Proud to be an American Notebooking Page”
Read Aloud: What Does It Mean to Be an American?
If you’re teaching your children about American’s beginnings and foundational beliefs, this is a great non-fiction book to read aloud together! What Does It Mean to Be an American? covers the ideals that should make us proud to be Americans and is well-suited to children on a 1-3 grade level.