Fourth of July Fun
We have been enjoying our summer so far and nothing says SUMMER FUN like the Fourth of July! We have a sensory bin idea and a snack that we love and we hope that you will too!
Fourth of July Sensory Fun
Our love of sensory bins was realized in this cool Fourth of July edition. Heather was shopping in the Target Dollar Spot, (seriously, what would teachers do without the Dollar spot at Target) when she found these cool red, white and blue glitter balls, streamers and glow in the dark American flags. Needless to say, she knew that they belonged in a sensory bin! Since our school year would be over before July 4th, we decided this would be a great end of the school year sensory activity. We had enough materials to do two dishpan sensory bins.
The kids loved them and so did their teachers!
I told you that we loved sensory bins!
Fourth of July Snacks
There are all kinds of red, white, and blue food ideas for July 4th celebrations. One festive and fun treat that we’ve seen are red, white, and blue rice krispie treats. The original idea came from http://lilluna.com/fouth-of-july-rice-krispies-treats/.
The rice krispie treats were very easy to make and easy to dye as well. The original recipe calls for the rice krispies to be layered in the three colors. When I made them, I only made one batch and split it in thirds, dying one-third red, one-third blue, and leaving the other third white. In doing this the batches became smaller and too thin to layer. Instead of having the colors layered, I ended up with just having the colors next to each other in the finished product.
Were I to make these again, I would make three separate batches. I think having three batches would allow the colors to layer.
Regardless of the fact that they did not turn out as planned, the rice krispie treats were still delicious and a big hit!
Fourth of July Printable Freebie
Heather created this super Fourth of July five senses worksheet that you can use with all of your kiddos! Fireworks are a great way to discuss the five senses. This will make a wonderful keepsake!
We hope that you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July. As always, if you have a cool activity or modifications for our activities, please let us know! We love to hear from you!
-Angie & Heather