Fun Fourth of July Party Games for Kids

English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is about family friends and some serious good eats.
The smell of B-B-Q hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad,
and coleslaw.

The kids love the fun too. Some fun games can keep them
occupied until its time for fireworks. Here are a few of my
favorites.

Sponge Relay

Divide the kids up into teams. Next
give each team a sponge and a small bucket of
water, and another bucket to squeeze the excess water from the sponge into.
You can use two beach sand buckets for this.

Each player must first put the sponge into the bucket filled with water. Then the
player runs to the small bucket and squeezes the water
out of the sponge. They run back to their team and pass the
sponge to them, and start the process all over again.

Space your buckets about fifty feet away from each other. The team
that fills up the bucket with the most water wins. The prize
for the winner can be whatever you like.

Balloon Volley

This happens to be one of my favorite games. Its not as easy
as it sounds. Get a long piece of string or yarn and of course
balloons. You can either fill them up with air, or get some
water balloons and fill them up with water.

Divide the kids into two teams. Start by serving the balloon between the
two teams over the yarn. The object of the game is to keep the volley
ball going back and forth over the yarn. If you want it to be more challenging
use water balloons. Be sure to bring towels if you do.

Patriotic Pictionary

Yes its pictionary with a patriotic flare.

Draw clues of founder fathers, the flag, liberty
bell and so on. Get a timer and divide the kids into teams.

You will need an easel, some paper, and a marker. Yep no
erasing. Divide the kids up into teams, and put on the timer.

For fun you can do a Fourth of July Liberty Hat Contest
for the girls. Uncle Sam hat competition for the boys.

Guess How many Red White and Blue Jelly Beans

Get a jar and fill it with red white and blue jelly beans. Give the
kids a piece of paper. Have them put their name on the paper, and their
best guess on how many jelly beans are in the jar. The winner gets the jelly
bean jar.

Red white and Blue Scavenger Hunt

Divide the kids into teams to find the clues. Hide
a liberty hat, a bell, tea bag (for the tea party), declaration of
independence paper and pen, and of course a flag.

Miss Liberty and Uncle Sam Parade

Have the kids dress up as miss Liberty and Uncle Sam,
for a patriotic parade. Play some music and have fun.

4th of July Party Ideas Video

Above all have a fun and safe Fourth of July.

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