10 Fourth of July Activities Inspired by Summer Camp

Written By: happycamper

The Fourth of July is a wonderful opportunity to create lasting memories with your kids through fun and engaging activities.

Drawing inspiration from summer camp, here are ten exciting ideas to celebrate Independence Day.


red, white and blue tie dye#1 Patriotic Tie-Dye Shirts

Kick off the festivities by setting up a tie-dye station where kids can create their own red, white, and blue shirts. This hands-on activity combines creativity with a festive spirit, and kids will love wearing their unique creations all day long.

#2 Campfire Cookout

Nothing says summer like a campfire cookout! Gather around a backyard campfire or fire pit to roast hot dogs and make s’mores. Add a patriotic touch with red, white, and blue fruit skewers. This cozy setup will surely make for a memorable evening.


#3 Nature Scavenger Hunt

Organize a nature scavenger hunt with a patriotic twist. Create a list of items to find that are red, white, or blue, or relate to nature and the Fourth of July. This activity encourages kids to explore the outdoors while embracing the holiday spirit.


#4 Water Balloon Fight

Cool off with a fun water balloon fight. Use red, white, and blue balloons to keep with the patriotic theme. This refreshing activity is perfect for a hot summer day and will provide endless laughter and excitement.


#5 DIY Fireworks Craft

Have kids create their own “fireworks” using toilet paper rolls, paint, and glitter. This craft is not only fun but also results in festive decorations that can be displayed around the house or yard. It’s a great way to channel their creativity into something special.


#6 Obstacle Course

Create a backyard obstacle course with a patriotic theme. Include activities like sack races, three-legged races, and a flag capture game. This active and engaging setup will keep kids entertained and energized throughout the day.


#7 Flag Football

Organize a friendly game of flag football. Divide the teams into red and blue, and use bandanas or flags to represent each team. This fun and competitive activity is a great way to bring everyone together and enjoy some outdoor play.


#8 Glow Stick Dance Party

As the sun sets, hand out red, white, and blue glow sticks and have a dance party. Play a mix of patriotic songs and camp favorites to keep the energy high. The glow sticks will add a fun and festive touch to your evening celebration.

#9 Face Painting

Set up a face painting station where kids can get their faces painted with stars, stripes, and other designs. This vibrant and festive activity will add to the holiday excitement.


#10 Patriotic Fruit Salad

Get the kids involved in the kitchen by making a red, white, and blue fruit salad together. Use strawberries, blueberries, and bananas, and add a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt for extra flavor. This healthy and delicious snack is perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July.

These activities will help you create lasting memories and celebrate the Fourth of July in a fun and engaging way, just like at summer camp. Enjoy the holiday with your kids and make it a day to remember!

Tagged:- Fourth of July, summer activities



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