The Fourth of July is a well celebrated and loved holiday around America. What makes this holiday so loved? In my opinion, the traditions one associates with the holiday is what makes it one of the most enjoyable days of the year.
So, what Fourth of July traditions can you start as a parent to make this holiday just as equally enjoyable for your kiddos? Lucky for you we compiled a list of 9 traditions you can start within your family to ensure that your kids will have a stellar Fourth of July.
Fireworks are a staple to the Fourth of July. Go buy some fireworks from a stand and create a firework show with your family. If you are on a budget, or worried about safety, go see a fireworks show instead! This is an activity that is free and always a great time because you get to observe the magic and beauty of fireworks with your kids.Photo by Zuza Gałczyńska
Go to a parade
A number of towns honor the holiday by holding parades. The best part about this is that parades are often free (yay!). Check with your local news station to find out what parades are happening in your town.
Attend an amusement park
Many amusement parks have Fourth of July festivals that they create every year. So, check out your local amusement park. If you’re lucky they’ll end the night with a fireworks show!
Most places are very warm on the Fourth of July. Cool down by taking your family swimming. The kids will love the chance to splash around in the water and you will love a chance to hang by the pool and get some much-needed vitamin D.Photo by frank mckenna
Have a Fourth of July bash
There’s nothing better than hanging out with friends, games, puppets and songs and family! Have a small, or large, Fourth of July party to get in the spirit! In the end, nothing quite says “Fourth of July” like a cook out, sparklers, and good company.
Make yummy themed treats
From main dishes to deserts to drinks, adding a themed treat to your day is certain to make the holiday more special. Check out this list of drink recipes we created for you to try out.
Hang a flag
Hang a flag outside your home to honor soldiers. Just make sure to brush up on proper flag etiquette first!Photo by Camylla Battani
Nothing says a holiday like matching outfits. Show off your style this holiday by making matching tie-dye shirts or by buying matching t-shirts (Old Navy has really cute affordable options)!
Listen to a themed playlist
This is a great option to get the spirit of the holiday going. There is no better thing than having “God Bless The U.S.A” by Lee Greenwood stuck in your head all day. Check out this rocking playlist we already made!
No matter how your day ends up, remember the memories you make today will leave an impression on your kids for a lifetime. Have fun and enjoy each other’s company!