12 4th of July Preschool Trays!

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Happy Birthday, USA! This year he understands Independence Day a lot more than when we did our USA & Military Tot Trays in 2014. We again had fun making our own flags and decided this year to focus on that symbol for most of the trays.

Thanks for checking out our 4th of July Preschool Trays!

12 4th of July Preschool Trays!

  1. Red, White & Blue Sensory Bin
  2. Waiting for Fireworks Mini-Activity
  3. Fireworks Emergent Reader
  4. Geoboard
  5. USA Maze
  6. Napkin Folding
  7. Star Tracing
  8. Draw a Flag
  9. Firework Number Stickers
  10. Make a Flag
  11. Stars & Stripes Worksheet
  12. Pencils & Erasers

Red, White & Blue Sensory Bin

  • It’s been too long since we have had a simple sensory bin. This is a mix of pink lentils and white rice — feels so good on the hands.
  • Added some scoops and empty containers along with the red and blue OXO Good Grips Mini Measuring Beakers!

Waiting for Fireworks Mini-Activity

  • We knew we had a little wait before the fireworks show, so why not bring a little on the go activity?
  • I put together various patriotic-themed stickers, crayons, and a blank Lakeshore Learning soft cover book
  • This was quite useful plus a nice way to create a memory of the day!

Fireworks Emergent Reader

  • This cute Fireworks Emergent Reader is from the 4th of July Learning Pack by This Reading Mama — thanks as always!
  • As usual I printed the page with all the colored fireworks in color, and the rest of the pages in black and white
  • I gave him Crayola Twistables crayons to color the pages — so much fun!


USA Maze

  • Trace your way through the USA with this easy-to-print USA Maze!

Napkin Folding

  • A simple activity! We had a whole pile of patriotic napkins, so…
  • I took one and folded it a few times, like a piece of origami paper, then gave him another regular napkin to see what he’d do with it.

Star Tracing

Draw a Flag

  • The simplest of activities — blank paper and red and blue crayons. He made such a cool flag!

Firework Number Stickers

  • This is another selection from This Reading Mama‘s 4th of July pack – thanks!
  • I used this fireworks page to give E an opportunity to write the matching numbers. I included two strips of dot stickers, and wrote one number of 1-6 on each set as a sample.

Make a Flag

  • Time to make another flag — this time I gave him scraps of paper, shiny star stickers, plus scissors and glue!

Stars & Stripes Worksheet

  • This is simply the Stars & Stripes worksheet from Education.com paired with a red pencil!

Pencils & Erasers

  • Recycling an activity from tot school — among his first tot trays!
  • There’s nothing wrong with practicing fine motor skills — so stick the pencil erasers on the pencils.

What a fun week. Right in the middle was the actual 4th and a wonderful fireworks show. Luckily we brought E’s 3M ear muffs as we always do for those kind of events — but I wish we had worn earplugs, too. We’re still feeling the effects of the loud show!

Anyway, it was fun learning and playing this week, and these open-ended activities lead right into next week’s theme: Art Preschool!

Cool Books for 4th of July Preschool

American Flags and 4th of July Preschool

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