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Fourth of July Chilly Ice Play Ideas

Cool off on the Fourth of July with red, white and blue ice activities! Whether you’re looking for a patriotic art activity for the kids or you want to dress up your Independence Day party, these icy cold ideas will help everyone chill out and celebrate! Patriotic Paint Make your own kids’ paint using food coloring and water. Add a few drops of either blue or red coloring into an ice cube tray, fill with water and freeze. Leave a few empty (i.e., don’t add food coloring) compartments, making the clear cubes the white part of the red, white and...

July 4th Berry Treats

What better to make a red, white and blue treat than berries? Celebrating July 4th often means making patriotic themed dishes. Instead of loading up on fake food coloring, go natural and create a buffet of berry-infused beverages, tasty treats and other assorted Fourth of July snacks! Berry Cubes Ice isn’t exactly exciting. That said, you can dress up your drinks with berries. Drop a few blueberries and raspberries into your ice cube tray. Fill with water, and freeze. Put the frozen berry cubes into a water pitcher or add them to seltzer. Rice Cereal Treats Make the standard recipe...

The Best July 4th Fireworks on the East Coast

What’s America’s favorite thing to do on July 4th? Aside from the backyard barbecue, it’s watching fireworks on the Fourth! If you’re looking for some of the country’s best displays, check out these holiday events in the eastern U.S.A. New York, New York NYC’s famous Macy’s 4th of July display (it began in 1958) features fireworks set off from barges on the East River. Along with the fireworks, this event has famous faces and a star-studded line-up of performers. Boston, Massachusetts The iconic Boston Pops plays the backdrop to this July 4th celebration. Fireworks are set off over the Charles...

Kids’ Paint Print Art for Flag Day or July 4th

Do you need a simple kids’ art activity for Flag Day or July 4th? This paint print flag helps kids create a red, white and blue work of art, while also teaching them about colors, patterns and textures. The best part is they don’t even need a brush! Instead of the traditional way of painting, this project lets your kiddos use cut p kitchen sponges to apply the paint to the paper. Materials: Red, white and blue tempera paints A kitchen sponge Scissors White card stock paper (or poster board) Instructions: Pour the paint into golf ball-sized puddles. Use a...

Red, White and Blue Holiday Recipes

Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th! They’re all patriotic holidays that often involve a family-filled picnic or other similar celebration. Instead of spending the day in kitchen by yourself, try a few super-simple red, white and blue recipes Get the whole family involved, and ask the kids to help you out with these holiday treats! Red and blue salad. Slice a red apple and pair it with blueberries. This couldn’t be easier! Alternate the red and blue fruits or toss them into a bed of greens for a sweet and savory salad. Patriotic s’mores. Turn the summertime favorite into...

Patriotic Pretzel Sparklers

Here's a fun snack idea for your 4th of July barbeque - Kids of all ages will enjoy these edible sparklers. Ingredients Long rod pretzels White chocolate, melted Sprinkles in red, white and blue Directions Break white chocolate into a deep bowl or tall coffee mug. Melt chocolate in the microwave. Holding one end of the pretzel rod, dip the other end into white chocolate about 2/3rds of the way down. Sprinkle red, white and blue sprinkles over the wet chocolate. Invert to harden in a wax paper-lined cup. Keep pretzels cool in the fridge until ready to serve. Author...