At Rock & Roll Daycare we love teaching children about the cultures of different countries including our own! During July and August, we’re going to be focusing on everything American. From food to landmarks to music, we’ve got you covered.
It’s only fitting that we explore everything American during July as we celebrate Independence Day, America’s birthday. With all of the celebrations comes plenty of fun activities. We’re going to give you a couple of ideas to keep the kids busy and have fun in the process.
Make a Flag
Kids can make an American flag with paint or with construction paper. If they’re doing it with paint be sure to use washable paint and cover their work area appropriately. Let them paint the stars and stripes onto a canvas or a thick piece of paper.
If they’re using construction paper, help them cut out the stars and stripes so they can glue them onto another piece of paper. Either way, this is a fun activity that also teaches them about a piece of American history.
Fireworks in a Jar
We also found some fun activities online for kids to try. Let them try to make fireworks in a jar. This is easy and only requires a jar, water, oil, and food coloring. This is not only an interactive holiday craft, but kids can also learn some science behind it, so it’s a win-win no matter which way you look at it. Check out the instructions here.
Who said ornaments are only for Christmas? Kids can make some cute star ornaments out of twigs. For these ornaments, you’ll need red, white, and blue acrylic paint, white glue and glitter, a glue gun, snippers, a fishing line, and of course, twigs. Follow the directions here for some great holiday decorations.
These are just a few ideas to keep your kids busy and let them make some patriotic crafts. Getting their little minds going with creative ideas is always a good idea! At Rock and Roll Daycare, we are also providing our students with American-themed activities. From coloring pages to connect the dots, there’s always something to keep them busy.
Activities like these are part of our curriculum set that we provide our teachers at our centers and our NannyShare programs. They work together with other pieces to create a well-rounded experience. For more information on these programs, visit us online. We can’t wait to share the Rock and Roll experience with you!