Hooray it’s summer and the start of summer means 4th of July! Pretty much every year as far back as I can remember, we spend the 4th at Cape Cod on the beach. We gather at dusk on the beach to watch the fireworks go off from a barge in the bay. Now that I have a son of my own, we are sharing this tradition with him. We begin our trip in a few days so I wanted to do a few fun fireworks activities this week with him to get him all excited! He did see them last year and was pretty happy!
Simple and quick is great for Liam and I had seen so many ideas for fireworks in a bottle……
He was so excited when I set up this invitation to play and was asking quite cute questions about what the fireworks will do in a bottle.
I have been very much letting him play with and explore the materials I lay out before we begin and he was super excited to get started and waited very patiently for me to finish setting up! Its’s as simple as filling an empty clear bottle with fun 4th of July themed items. We had this all at home too already! I wrapped pipe cleaners around a pencil, poured glitter and confetti into a bowl, and sorted some clear beads in the shapes of stars and diamonds. I have seen so many possibilities but I wanted to use what we had around the house. He carefully put everything into the water bottle (as carefully as one can be with glitter).
I gave him a small funnel and a measuring cup filled with water for him to pour in to the bottle. This makes the fireworks dance around and is super fun to shake like a snow globe! So pretty. He was very careful with his pouring and listened well to when he needed to stop and wait. I screwed it on tight and he went about shaking it and examining it! (I have seen people glue the lid on too, but we did not.)
Since the glitter was already out, why not make some fireworks on a night sky. He loves to squeeze glue and glitter is everywhere anyway.
Super simple and sparkly for 4th of July fireworks. He enjoyed dumping glitter everywhere the most and we even have some left.
Two very easy activities for celebrating fireworks!
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