Summer is in full swing and here at Little Pim, another holiday means more fun activities to do with your little ones! If you’re staying local this Independence Day, be sure to check your community websites and local news sites for celebrations across town to enjoy great fireworks, fairs, BBQs, and more to create beautiful memories this holiday. We’re expecting gorgeous weather on July 4th here in NYC, 85 degrees and sunny, which means we need to make sure everyone is covered in sunblock and staying hydrated all day long!
Our first activity is this festive coloring sheet with Little Pim celebrating the 4th of July! Setup your kids outside with crayons or markers and hang the finished artwork as decoration for the weekend’s festivities. Print out a few copies for all the kiddos to keep them occupied during an event.
If you’re feeling a bit more creative, you can try this fireworks painting with salt and watercolor paint via Busy Mommy Media. It’s actually fairly easy and only requires a few materials you probably already have in your home: table sale, paper (black works best), watercolors, brushes, white glue, and a cookie sheet). Visit their website for step-by-step instructions.
Your kids will love helping you in the kitchen with these healthy and colorful fruit skewers. Make the U.S. flag design with fresh strawberries, banana slices, and blueberries. Berries are so delicious during the summer! Even better, pick your own or find some at your local farmers market! Be careful with the sharp ends of the skewers.
A great way to beat the heat this summer is to create your own popsicles! Check out our blog post on how you can make your own Mexican Paletas at home for your little ones to enjoy! Get create and use berries to make red, white, and blue popsicles to celebrate the fourth!
MESSY FUN: DIY SLIME
We recommend doing this activity outside so clean up will be a breeze! This recipe is fun and safe for kids as it doesn’t use Borax and you can color them red and blue, perfect for the 4th of July!
What you’ll need:
- Plastic bowls
- Food coloring
In a bowl, combine 1 cup of cornstarch and 1 cup of water. Mix until you have a good and slimy mixture.
Add 1 to 3 drops of food coloring.
Repeat with other colors.
Then play away.
We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! Remember to incorporate Little Pim and language learning in your family summer fun! Have your kids name each color in a different language when making crafts or recite the names of the fruits in their second language when prepping summer treats in the kitchen. If you’re traveling this holiday weekend, you can take Little Pim with you with our digital downloads available in 12 languages. Happy Independence Day, America!