Fourth of July at Home


Fourth of July may look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Here are 20 quick ways to celebrate at home:

  1. Paint rocks: set out rocks, paint, paintbrushes, and water and have the kids decorate their patriotic rock.
  2. Set up your own photo booth prop: this is surely a Fourth of July to remember so why not have a little fun with it. We took poster board and cut out the middle section to form a frame. Label the year, grab some silly props, and snap away.Fourth of July at Home ideas
  3. Make the photo booth props: Use card stock and cut out props such as mustaches and hats. Glue them onto a popsicle stick and include them in your pictures!
  4. Paint a Frame: you can find frames online but we love searching Michael’s for frames you can decorate yourself. You can paint the frame and add your own creativity (stickers, foam art, glitter, etc.). Stick your Fourth of July family picture in the frame to remember this unique holiday!
  5. Patriotic Tattoos
  6. Decorate your bike, scooter, stroller, or pet and go for a Patriotic walk
  7. Read books about this holiday
  8. Paint a flower pot using red, white and blue paint
  9. Make a red, white, and blue paper chain out of construction paper
  10. Find a patriotic streaming music station
  11. Enjoy some Fourth of July popsicles
  12. Make a Fourth of July menu together 
  13. Make Patriotic slime (find any homemade slime recipe) and add stars, glitter, and food coloring for a fun experience.
  14. Encourage your family to go on a scavenger hunt: how many flags can you find?
  15. Red, white, and blue water balloon fight
  16. Patriotic Neighborhood Bear Hunt: Click here for a neighborhood handout
  17. Face Paint
  18. Set blankets outside in the evening and watch a past fireworks show or find a way to stream live fireworks
  19. Dress the part: encourage everyone to find their red white and blue attire or have a family costume contest
  20. Make a family time capsule: This year will sure be memorable. Have your family write or draw something that is important to them and put it in the time capsule to be open in ten years

If you are venturing out for the Fourth of July, here’s a guide to help you celebrate: 4th of July Fireworks and Festivities In and Around Columbus. There are some unique ideas this year and a few communities setting off live fireworks. Stay safe!

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Melissa Burnett
Melissa Burnett was born in New Jersey but moved to Ohio at the beginning of a school year where she thought her parents forgot her at Kindergarten and spent most of her first day in tears. Since then, she learned to transfer her imagination onto paper and write stories. She taught Title 1 Reading and wrote children’s books before embarking on her journey into parenthood. Melissa is a mother to twin boys and a younger boy who keeps her on her toes. She enjoys Friday stay home movie night with her boys and dreaming up business ideas with her extremely patient and loving husband. When she is not breaking up wrestling matches, Melissa and her husband spend their time working on rental cabins in Hocking Hills. They also enjoy popcorn and coming up with new popcorn flavors. Melissa promises she does not have motherhood figured out, but she does have many funny stories to share and a word of advice “when you go through the car wash with kids…make sure your window lock is on.” Follow her blog: Mommy of 3 Boys


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