Independence Day Theme- Weekly Home Preschool


Independence Day Theme- Weekly Home Preschool. Crafts, math, literacy, science, sensory, fine motor, gross motor, field trip, music, and more! Great ideas for one week of homeschool pre-k.

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays!  I'm a sucker for America, so I made sure that my girls went overboard on the crafts, learning, and activities leading up to Independence Day.  Take a peek at what we did for our Independence Day Theme Preschool Week.  At the time we completed these activities, Maggie was a young 3 and Lena was almost 5.

If you regularly do preschool using weekly themes, be sure to check out Over 30 COMPLETE Weekly Preschool Theme Units that we've completed as well as my entire list of 52 Weekly Preschool ThemesYou may also want to check out of Daily Home Preschool Schedule and this handy FREE Printable Preschool Planning Page.

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Simple Fine Motor Bracelet Beading

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

One of my favorite activities to do with the girls is bead lacing.  It's great fine motor work, they can practice patterning, and in the end they have a nice bracelet or necklace to dress up with.  For Independence Day, I bought a bag of red, white, and blue beads and grabbed some of my favorite lacing cord.  This lacing cord is easy for little fingers to thread, and it has just a tiny bit of stretch to go over hands or heads, and it ties easily in a secure knot.

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

Next I set up a tray with a bowl of beads and a length of cord with a bead tied on one end.

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

Let your kids lace away!

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

Lena made LOTS of bracelets and a necklace for everyone in the family.

Fourth of July Fine Motor Craft

Patriotic Dancing Rings

I don't really need to encourage the girls to develop their gross motor skills-- they're plenty active on their own!  But they do enjoy new things to play or dance with!  These Patriotic Dancing Rings have inspired lots and lots of dancing this week.

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin

I made this really fun Stars and Stripes Sensory Bin for the girls to play with this week.  If you've never made a sensory bin for your kiddos before, you should give it a try-- it's an amazing way to give yourself some time to get dinner made!

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

Magic Firecracker Star Painting

As I thought about a painting activity for us to do this week, I decided that using this magic fizzing paint from Toddler Approved to make firecracker stars would be totally awesome.  I was right-- the girls loved it!

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

Set out your magic fizzing paint in patriotic colors-- we used red, blue, and gold because I had glittery versions of those colors.  I also cut out stars from cardstock and set them out along with the paint and brushes.

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

Let your children paint the stars, then let the fizzy magic begin!  Click over to Toddler Approved for the details on this technique.

Fourth of July Magic Fizzy Paint

Field Trip

Check out what your town offers in the way of Fourth of July festivities.  You can probably find a festival, parade, or concert to attend with your kids!

Picture Books

I have two great book lists to share with you for an Independence Day theme unit.

The first is a list of Books About the United States.  It has some great informative books about the United States and our history.

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

The second is a list of Patriotic Picture Books put together by No Time For Flashcards.  These books have more of a patriotic flare.

Grand Old Flag Mosaic

Our BIG project of the week was a giant American Flag Magazine Mosaic.  The girls spent a week working on it, for a little bit of time here and there every day.  In the end, they were SO PROUD of the final product!

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week

Red, White, & Blue Snack Mix

Snack mix is a great choice for preschoolers.  It usually doesn't involve anything fancy, you can tailor it to your specific needs, and you can adapt it for many different themes or holidays.  We whipped up this fun Red, White, & Blue Snack Mix this week.

Fourth of July Preschool Theme Week


We enjoyed these Fourth of July Printables from This Reading Mama.

The girls especially liked making little books about the Fourth of July.

And Maggie liked using dot markers to work on number recognition.  She knew more numbers than I realized!

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Cutting Tiny Bites: Independence Day Theme- Weekly Home Preschool
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