This printable 4th of July placemat for kids will keep children occupied during mealtime. A fun activity placemat with a patriotic theme that any child would enjoy.
WHY USE A PLACEMAT?
The original purpose of placemats was to protect the table from stains, food, and heat. Placemats evolved to become more decorative than protective.
Many people feel that placemats are kind of out of style right now and don’t fit into a minimalist lifestyle. It is one more thing to have to wash, store, etc.
This 4th of July placemat for kids is a different type of placemat. It is an activity placemat and is fun for kids and also protects the table!
HOW TO MAKE 4TH OF JULY FUN FOR KIDS
My children love the 4th of July. We are a military family and our patriotism runs deep. This is a special holiday for military families!
Kids all over America get excited for the 4th of July because it means fireworks and family time.
There are some easy ways to make the 4th of July fun for kids.
- Plan some simple activities ahead of time. It is usually plenty hot this time of year so including water in the schedule will bring a smile to young faces. We love to do water balloon fights.
- Make kid-friendly foods to keep out during the party. Fresh fruit kabobs and meat and cheese trays are always a hit with kids.
- Go over safety instructions with children every year to avoid any injuries or accidents. Buy kid-friendly fireworks and make sure there is always an adult assisting the kids when they are shooting fireworks.
- Plan some easy kid crafts to keep the children occupied all day.
ACTIVITIES ON THE PLACEMAT
This placemat has three different sections. The color scheme is red, white and blue!
The first activity section is a 4th of July word search. There are 24 words that kids can look for in the search box. Each word relates to the 4th of July holiday and there are short, medium and longer words included.
The words included in the word search are: balloons, fireworks, free, happy, hotdog, patriotic, red, torch, blue, flag, freedom, hat, July, stars, pie, watermelon, celebration, fourth, hamburger, honor, liberty, proud, summer, and white.
The second activity is a lunch maze. The child will start the maze on one side and end up on the other side where a picture of a hot dog and drink wait.
The third activity is a coloring section. There are six different holiday-themed pictures to color plus a bunch of stars.
There are two bonus tic tac toe grids on the placemat for some quick tic tac toe fun.
4TH OF JULY PLACEMAT FOR KIDS
I have this adorable activity placemat available for you to download and print off for your own personal use.
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