Fourth of July Activities and Lesson Plans

The Fourth of July seasonal pages will provide you with resources to celebrate Independence Day for the United States of America. Ideas within this section include: art projects, musical activities, lesson plans, and more.

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Flag DayFourth of July - In the United States, 'Independence Day' is more commonly referred to as the Fourth of July. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Independence Day occurs on: (U.S.)
July 4th

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  • Handprint Flag Grades Various
    This is an easy decoration to create. All you need is a piece of poster board, tempera paint, and hands!
    handprint flag poster
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  • 4th of July Word Search
    Create your own or use our word list.
  • 4th of July Word Scramble
    Create your own or use our word list.
  • Make custom 4th of July Printable Worksheets
    Check out our large selection of "make your own" worksheets fo rthe 4th of July! Quickly make crosswords, word search puzzles, word scrambles, match-ups and other great puzzles.

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Links to Important Documents:
Declaration of Independence
The Constitution
Bill of Rights

4th of July Art Project Grades K-5
Students should have previous knowledge of this holiday and what the fireworks display. A book or videotape of a firework display might be a good lead-in to this lesson.

4th of July @ ClassBrain Grades Various
This group of classroom activities has been gathered from the web for the use of parents and teachers. Each site has tons of projects, lesson plans, and notes designed to help incorporate the 4 th of July celebration into the curriculum. Have fun!

4th of July Fireworks Grades Various
This activity will make a brightly colored firecracker that can be used as a desk decoration or centerpiece. It's easy and fun to do for all ages!

4th of July for Kids and Teachers Grades Primary
Find links, crafts, songs, and more.

4th of July Games for Kids Grades Various
Fourth of July puzzles, games and more.

4th of July Resource Page Grades Various
The Teacher Planet has a great collection of lessons, units, and worksheets.

Activities and Crafts for the 4th of July Grades Various
These American Independence Day crafts projects from Enchanted Learning are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The Fourth of July crafts use materials found around the house, like paper, cardboard, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.

The American Flag Grades K-2
Students will be able to name the number of stars, the number of red stripes, the number of white stripes, and name what each represents.

Betsy Ross Homepage
Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. Learn more about the flag and let others know what the flag means to you.

Billy Bear's 4th of July for Kids Grades Various
Coloring pages, clip art, and more.

ChildFun Grades Various
Fourth of July Crafts, Games and More.

DLTK's Fourth of July Grades Various
A great resource for printables, crafts, recipes, and links.

Fireworks!! Grades Primary
A fun art activity for younger students.

The Fourth of July - A Day to Remember Grades All
An Education world resource that includes activities, Internet resources, biography links, and much more.

July 4th Craft & History Lesson Grades Various
The FREE 4th of July activity craft and holiday history lesson teach children about our celebrations and traditions. Download printable pages with illustrations and instructions for the red, white, and blue "Waving Wands" craft activity plus background information for a holiday lesson plan.

Kaboose - 4th of July Grades Various
From testing your trivia to making your own flag, we've got something for every interest. For great ways to celebrate Independence Day, choose from Crafts , Games , Printables and 4th of July Books . Plus, be sure to check out 4th of July History 101 .

Music In America Grades Intermediate
Using "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner," students will learn about songs that express American Ideals.

Musical Vocabulary Links Grades All
Using "The Star-Spangled Banner," his is an easy, enjoyable way to teach vocabulary, reading comprehension, English as a second language, and even some history. Reading comprehension and vocabulary of any language can be improved by adapting this lesson plan.

Patriotic Crafts Grades Elementary
Fun and easy craft ideas from the folks at Making Friends.

Pictures say 1000 Words Grades K-8
To illustrate a patriot song through a student created art slide show for a patriotic holiday event.

The Pledge of Allegiance Grades Intermediate
Students will understand what they say every morning during the pledge of allegiance.

Statue of Liberty - Web Cam
Take a live look at Lady Liberty!

Teaching with Historic Places - Independence Day Grades 5-12
To celebrate the 4th of July and generate public appreciation for our nation's history, Teaching with Historic Places is featuring lesson plans related to America's battle for independence, the creation of our nation, and other lessons with related Independence Day themes.

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