Give children brightly colored plastic cups. They can insert the cups in a chain link fence to make designs, patterns, or words.
*Red, white, and blue cups are festive for the 4th of July.
Fire Cracker Sandwich
You will need:
Peanut butter, jelly, or other favorite sandwich filling
Clear plastic wrap
Yarn or ribbon
Cut the crusts off the bread. Flatten the bread with a rolling pin. (The children just like to "smush" it with their hand.) Spread on your sandwich filling. Roll up tightly like a jelly roll. Wrap in a piece of plastic wrap. Twist the ends of the plastic wrap and tie with a piece of ribbon. It will look like a firecracker!
Everybody loves a parade! Decorate riding toys and wagons with tissue paper, signs, and streamers. Play some good marching music and off you go!