4th of July has always been a favorite holiday of mine! Maybe it’s because we have always spent it on Cape Cod watching beautiful fireworks over the beach, checking out the parades each day and licking ice cream cones every night! Or maybe it’s because we love this country. All of these things, we want to pass down to our son. There are so many fun ways to include sensory play for any patriotic holiday.


Patriotic Sensory Play Activities and Crafts July 4th Activities

Enjoy celebrating your 4th of July with these fun and simple patriotic sensory play ideas. What’s a 4th of July celebration without watermelon? Try our frozen watermelon pops for a tasty, healthy, and easy to make treat!  Make a LEGO flag, try our super simple slime recipe, or enjoy a sensory bin! There are so many fun options for patriotic sensory play you can do at home, school, or camp. I also collected a few sensory rich crafts from wonderful bloggers to round out the 4th of July activities list!

NEWEST Summer Science and Sensory Idea WATERMELON-CANO

It all started with our pumpkin-cano and then the apple-cano! Volcanos make an excellent chemistry activity for kids. You can even build a LEGO volcano.

Watermelon Volcano Watermelon-Cano

4th of July Slime

Use our easy to make slime recipe. We love making different themes for holidays and seasons!

July 4th Slime Red Slime White Slime Blue Slime Activity STEAM

LEGO American Flag

A fun summer LEGO STEM challenge! Build an American Flag with LEGO!

Lego American Flag Minifigure with Flag 4th of July Idea

 Frozen Watermelon Pops

A healthy frozen treat for a warm summer day. You can also make watermelon ice cubes to dress up a cold glass of water. If you want something a little sweeter try our homemade ice cream in a bag or s’mores idea!

Frozen Summer Watermelon Pops Healthy Summer Recipe

4th of July Sensory Sink Beach Play

Sensory play, sensory bins, tactile activities all have such positive benefits for young kids. We have loved making easy sensory bins and have a bunch of neat tactile sensory play recipes. This one is fun 4th of July theme that is super simple to make!

Beach Sensory Sink 4th of July Activity Cloud Dough Water Play

Fine Motor Sensory Play And Star Counting Play

Fine motor sensory bins are excellent for promoting fine motor skills. We love to add all sorts of fine motor tools to hunt for items buried in some of our favorite sensory bin fillers. This one has stars of course!

4th of July Sensory Search and Find Rice Sensory Bin Math Activity

Frozen Fizzy Stars

A favorite baking soda science sensory play that’s easy to make! Baking soda science is an awesome chemistry experiment for young kids because it has a great WOW factor. We do them all year long!

Frozen Stars Baking Soda Science Summer Ice Melt Activity for Kids

4th of July Summer Science Ice Tower

This is an easy and COOL way to enjoy summer science. Ice melting is so much fun and it works with so many different themes form LEGO to Hot Wheels to Elsa’s Frozen Castle!

Patriotic Summer Science Ice Melt 4th of July Activity Water Play

4th Of July Baking Soda Science 

Cookie Cutters make this classic baking soda science a little bit different! Plus you can mix this one up for any holiday making it quite versatile and kids love it every time!

4th of July Baking Soda Science Activity with cookie cutters

Simple Colored Rice Patriotic Sensory Bin

Red and blue colored rice mixed with white rice and lots of red, white and blue items to explore!

patriotic sensory play


 Sensory Play Activities From Fabulous Bloggers

Shaving Cream And Paint Fireworks from No Time For Flashcards

4th of July Sensory Bin from Moms Have Questions Too

Firework Bubbles from Mommas Fun World

4th of July Fun With Water Beads from I Can Teach My Child

4th of July Sensory Bin from Counting Coconuts

Fireworks Sensory Tub from Jennifer’s Little World

Sensory Crafts

Color Rice American Flag Exploring from Powerful Mothering

Salt Fireworks from School Time Snippets

Last Minute Fireworks Wand from Lalymom

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