4th of July Science Activities And Stem Ideas for Kids

via Little Bins for Little Hands: Celebrate with science is our motto around here! Not a holiday passes without some sort of special science activity or homemade slime theme! we have 4th of July science activities that double as awesome simple chemistry activities too! Plus a few more surprises too! Homemade science and STEM make any celebration a real event!

4TH OF JULY SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Kids love theme science activities and experiments…

The novelty of the colors and accessories turns the holiday prep into something extra special. Especially if you love fireworks, parades, and fairs like we do!

Explore chemistry through different kinds of reactions including baking soda and vinegar experiments, alka seltzer activities, candy science, and of course our slime recipes!

Let me know what else you would add to the fun…

Share science activities with kids this summer! It’s a joy to watch their minds light up as they experiment with new materials. Join our 100 days of summer STEM activities for week to week themes!

Our 4th of July science activities make a perfect theme week for the 4th! Use our FREE printable planner below to get started.

4TH OF JULY SLIME

4th of July Slime is simple to make with our easiest slime recipe ever! Slime is cool science and sensory play for kids of all ages. Adults too! Or try this fourth of July fluffy slime!

4TH OF JULY ICE MELT

A 4th of July Ice Melt is perfect for a hot summer day and it can even be taken outside. Although we love ice melting activities all year round!

FIZZING FROZEN STARS

Fizzing Stars is a fun melting science activity and fizzy eruption all in one with a 4th of July star theme!

4TH OF JULY THEMED ERUPTIONS

4th of July Cookie Cutter Baking Soda Science has to be one of the quickest and easiest science activities ever! Plus you can set it up with so many different themes all year long like Halloween, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day!

BUILDING INDEPENDENCE DAY STRUCTURES

Independence Day Structures tests your STEM skills with designing and building your own stable structures!

LEGO AMERICAN FLAG

Our LEGO American Flag is made using the basic LEGO bricks! Everyone can make this simple American Flag design. Plus there is a little bit of information on the history of the flag!

ALKA SELTZER POP ROCKETS

Pop Rockets are super simple and only need a couple supplies for a neat chemical reaction.

4TH OF JULY SENORY BOTTLE

Patriotic Discovery Bottle is a little bit science and a little bit visual sensory fun!

MAGIC MILK FIREWORKS

Magic Milk Fireworks is a play on the classic magic milk science experiment. It does really look like a little firework exploding in the milk. Stick with a blue and red theme for Independence Day or try all the colors since fireworks are pretty colorful!

FLAG DENSITY TOWER

American Flag Density Tower from Teaching Mama is a great way to explore the density of liquids with a 4th of July theme. Which liquid is the lightest?

MINT FIREWORKS

Mint Fireworks from Playdough To Plato is a also a classic candy dissolving science activity but check out what the mints look like as dissolve! Test different temperatures of water too!

FIREWORKS IN A JAR

Fireworks In A Jar from I Can Teach My Child is another fun density experiment using oil and water but in a different way than the density tower above.

ABOUT FIREWORKS

The Science Behind Fireworks with Steve Spangler {YouTube video} allows us to use our technology to learn more about fireworks.

What more can you ask for combining patriotic play, cool science, and 4th of July Activities for summer!

CATEGORY: Kids Craft, Kids Development

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