I know I am a little late on posting the 4th of July activities that we did this year, but save this post for next year. The flag waffles can be made for other patriotic holidays as well such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The firework painting doesn’t have to be 4th of July specific either!
Activity 1: Flag Waffles
- Waffles (frozen or homemade)
- Raspberries/strawberries (we used strawberries)
- Whip cream
- Prepare your ingredients- cook the waffles, wash the fruit, and slice the strawberries.
- Set everything out on the table in separate containers for easy access. Place one waffle on each plate.
- Start with putting blueberries in the top left section of the waffle. Model this for your child and then have them copy. For very young children, you may have to help them with this with hand over hand modeling.
- Then make stripes with your red fruit. Be sure to leave space between your red stripes.
- Between the red fruit stripes, add white stripes with the whip cream. This step I did for my kids, but if your kids are able to do this step independently or with assistance, let them.
- Optional: Dust your flag waffle with powdered sugar and ENJOY!
#Activity 2: Firework Painting #
- Construction paper
- Empty toilet paper rolls with the bottom two inches cut into strips/fringes (splay these fringes outward) (1 roll per paint color)
- Paper plates (one plate for each color paint)
- Art smock
- Gather and prepare your materials. Let your child pick out the colors for the fireworks and the construction paper.
- Pour a thin layer of paint on each plate (one color per plate).
- Dip the fringes of the paper towel roll into the paint and swirl around for good coverage.
- Stamp the fringes onto the construction paper. Repeat this as much as desired using as many colors as desired.
- Let dry.
For added fun, play “Firework” by Katie Perry while you paint.
- Language Development
- Sensory play
- Following Directions
- Color identification
- Hands On Activity