Free puzzle games, stories, crafts, and printable activities for kids ages 4–12.

Celebrate the 4th!Celebrate the 4th!
This year’s Independence Day celebration may look different for most of us, but you can still make it memorable. Pick up some red, white, and blue crepe paper, balloons, and other materials your kids can use to deck out their bikes, and organize a neighborhood bicycle parade. Ice pops afterward are traditional for some, but a backyard picnic is a fun idea, too—and we’ve done the planning for you. Even if you can’t enjoy a community fireworks display this year, you can spend some time outside after dark and enjoy the “sparkle” of fireflies. We hope you enjoy relaxing and simply being together on this holiday. That’s the stuff of good memories, no question. And as we celebrate our freedom this Independence Day, let’s also keep top of mind our ongoing fight against injustice and racial inequality—so we can make America truly fair and free for all.
Solve a Puzzle

2. Solve a Puzzle

Rudy’s Uncle Sam holds a picnic every Fourth of JulyTry out this patriotic puzzle, then encourage your child to talk about your own family’s Fourth of July traditions.  

Read a Story

3. Read a Story

Where do the sparkles go after they fall out of the sky? That’s the question Annika asks during the fireworks show in this story. See if your child can find sparkles of his own.

Organize a Bike Parade

4. Organize a Bike Parade

Get creative with your kids by decorating your bikes in red, white, and blue. Then parade around your neighborhood to wish everyone a Happy Fourth of July!

Have an All-American Picnic

5. Have an All-American Picnic

Not sure what to eat for your Fourth of July feast? Here’s a list of three delicious picnic menus that are easy to put together—take your pick! 

Do Something for Others

6. Do Something for Others

Have your kids try one of the above ideas or come up with a few of their own! Then tell us what they've done on Highlightskids.com.

Write, Draw, or Talk About It

7. Write, Draw, or Talk About It

Invite your child to pick one or both of the above prompts. Then record, document, or save her creative work and share it with us on Highlightskids.com.

Make Layered Freeze Pops

8. Make Layered Freeze Pops

Whip up these red, white, and blueberry treats to help you cool off in the July heat.