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Fourth of July Firecrackers
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Students show off their patriotic pride with these fun-to-make firecrackers!

This activity is appropriate for:
preschool - 3rd grade / 4 - 8 years

You will need:


  1. Give each student a copy of the firecracker template. Prompt students to color the stripe around the stars blue and every other vertical stripe red. (For an extra-festive touch, allow students to decorate their firecrackers with glitter, too!)
  2. Provide each student with a cardboard tube and a square of aluminum foil. Help students cover one end of the tube with the foil and secure with tape.
  3. Instruct students to cut out their template and glue it around the tube.
  4. Have students take a pipe stem and poke it through the foil to make the fuse. (To keep the pipe stem from sliding out, bend the end of the pipe stem that’s on the inside of the tube.)
  5. Make a classroom bulletin board titled “Fourth of July Fireworks!” Slip a stapler into the open end of each tube and staple it onto the board—to create an eye-catching 3-D display!

Learning Extension

For Pre–K and younger: Teach students this fun Fourth of July song, and invite them to wave their firecrackers in the air as they have a Patriotic Parade around the classroom:
    (Sing to the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)
    Happy Birthday to our country!
    We’re the U.S.A.
    Happy Birthday to our country!
    It’s Independence Day!
    Light the sky with firecrackers,
    Red and white and blue!
    Let’s all celebrate together
    With smiles and laughter, too!

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December Holidays
Hanging Holiday Symbols
Peppermint Candy
Handprint Plates

Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Decorative Gift Tags
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Party Masks
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem
Giant Valentine
Valentine Mobile
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic–Tac–Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
Day Card

Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks

March Holidays
Shimmering Shamrocks
Shamrock Door Hanger
Leprechaun Hunt
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
“Red Fish, Blue Fish” Fishbowl

Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day
Recycled Robots
Caterpillar Garden Critters
Reusable Earth Day Bags

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
3-D Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
May Day Basket

Father’s Day
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster

Patriotic Holidays
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade

September Holidays
Grandparents Day Card

October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Handprint Bat Hats
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Giant Pumpkin

November Holidays
Giving Thanks Centerpiece
Turkey Trot Relay Game
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Plate
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Being Thankful Sunflowers
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
“A Festive Feast”
Brain Teaser Game

Terrific Turkey Centerpiece
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