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!
- Red, White & Blue Sensory Bin
- Waiting for Fireworks Mini-Activity
- Fireworks Emergent Reader
- USA Maze
- Napkin Folding
- Star Tracing
- Draw a Flag
- Firework Number Stickers
- Make a Flag
- Stars & Stripes Worksheet
- Pencils & Erasers
- 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!
- 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!
- 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!
- We went back to our blue geoboard so he could make a flag or otherwise patriotic design with red, white and blue colored rubber bands!
- Trace your way through the USA with this easy-to-print USA Maze!
- 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.
- Here we put the star tracing sheet from Education.com inside of the Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center so he could trace, erase and trace again!
- The simplest of activities — blank paper and red and blue crayons. He made such a cool flag!
- 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.
- Time to make another flag — this time I gave him scraps of paper, shiny star stickers, plus scissors and glue!
- This is simply the Stars & Stripes worksheet from Education.com paired with a red pencil!
- 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!