The picnic is planned, everyone's dishes are assigned, and you've dug out all the red, white, and blue table decor out of storage. Now, there's just one small detail remaining: The kids.
If you want to enjoy a few minutes of adult conversation this weekend, it can be helpful to have a few organized activities to keep the kids engaged and having fun in their own space. Here's a fantastic library of kids' games that can be easily set up and require few materials--many of which, gratefully, can be thrown together at the last minute.
4th of July Resources for Kids Activities:
- Readers Digest. Who knew that this traditional coffee table magazine had such a fun collection of Fourth of July games? The 20 listed here include Red, White, and Blue Tag and an Uncle Sam Hat Decorating Competition.
- She Knows. Moms know. That's why this fantastic list of fun 4th activities includes Water Balloon Dodgeball and Squirt Tag. Have fun and stay cool with some of these mommy-selected favs.
- Better Homes and Gardens. This oldie, but goodie delivers ideas for 4th of July inspired races and conventional field day activities like Tug-of-War.
- Pinterest. Don't forget all your pins! These ones have pics and instructions for everything from Candy Ball (a saran wrapped ball of candy) to a full-fledged Family Olympics.
- Mess for Less. You'll love this 4th of July inspired paddle ball game where kids make simple paddles from paper plates and sticks.
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Originally Published 6/29/2017