We are gearing up to have some fun this 4th of July because my mom and dad will be in town (woohoo!) and it is Noah’s 8th (what in the world?!) birthday the day before.
I thought I would put together a resource featuring the best quick and easy game ideas for your family to enjoy as you gather to celebrate our country’s independence.
Thank you, Lord, for America!
Don’t Eat Uncle Sam!
My kids LOVE this game! It is so simple to put together. Simply set out some patriotic-colored M&Ms and the FREE Printable board from My Sister’s Suitcase.
Patriotic Balloon Game
Paint some white paper plates with red and blue stripes. Attach a large popsicle stick to the back. Blow up some red and blue balloons and have players use their paper plate paddles to see who can keep their balloon in the air the longest. See this game and more renditions at Mess for Less.
Stick 5 handheld American flags into the ground on the far side of each team’s territory. Use cones or a jump rope to mark a center line to divide the area in territories. The object of the game is for each team to capture as many flags as they can and bring them back to their territory and stick the flag pole into their territory’s ground, but if a player gets tagged while in the other team’s territory, they must forfeit any flags they may have in their possession and sit where they were tagged until they are freed by one of their team mates tagging them. Check out the full details of this exciting game at Party Games Plus.
American Flag Ring Toss
Stick medium-sized American flags in the ground. Have the kids stand back and throw hula hoops. Whoever gets the most hula hoops around the flag wins! See the game and other fun renditions at My Activity Maker.
Patriotic Action Cards
This game is so fun for preschoolers! Print out the FREE Printable Patriotic Action Cards from Oopsey Daisy and have the kids act out whatever card you draw.
Red, White, and Blue Scavenger Hunt
4th of July I Spy
Print this fun FREE Printable 4th of July I Spy Game from Lil’ Luna and pass to the kids while they wait for the fireworks to start.
Patriotic Conversation Cards
Print these FREE Printable 4th of July Conversation Cards, cut out, and tape to the bottom of people’s plates. During your BBQ, have guests take turns looking under their plates and answering/acting out the questions.
Hide a dozen or more small American flags around the backyard. Send the kids on a hunt to find them all! See this adorable and active game at No Time for Flashcards.
Let me know which game you choose! I hope this helps your family enjoy this special day together.
Happy 4th of July!