The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to honor our country, but it's also a prime opportunity to bond with family and friends outdoors. Take advantage of this spirited day and the summer sun by incorporating one of our fun ideas for 4th of July party games, races, contests, and activities.
Patriotic Scavenger Hunt
For a festive and fun 4th of July game, send players on a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood or backyard. Include patriotic items on the list, such as red, white, and blue things; a nickel in honor of Thomas Jefferson, who drafted the Declaration of Independence; and mini American flags.
Set up a jumbo version of tic-tac-toe with a burlap square and bean bags. Perfect for the beach or the backyard, this simple game will keep little ones entertained as they wait for the fireworks to start. For added patriotic flair, outline the game board with red or blue duct tape.
Red, White, and Blue Tag
Kids will have extra energy after visiting the desserts table, so help them burn it off with a fun game of red, white, and blue tag. Depending on the size of your group, designate two to four kids to be "it." Let all other players select a red, white, or blue token (think leis, ribbons, poker chips, etc.) to run around with. When "it" tags a player, the player hands over their token. The first "it" to collect an item in every color wins!