4th of july Science Activities

Stars “Bursting” 4th of July Science Experiments

If you are looking for a 4th of July activity this Independence Day that sneaks in some learning, you will love this fourth of July science experiment. This 4th of July science experiment has a fun red, white and blue star experiment themed for our American flag, aka The Star Spangeled Banner. Try this 4th of July fun project with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders for some hands-on play.

If you are looking for a 4th of July activity this Independence Day that sneaks in some learning, you will love this fourth of July science experiment. This 4th of July science experiment has a fun red, white and blue star experiment themed for our American flag, aka The Star Spangeled Banner. Try this 4th of July fun project with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders for some hands-on play.

4th of July Science Experiments

Take advantage of 4th of July activities to sneak in fun fourth of July science experiments. This 4th of July science experiments has a fun star theme for your 4th of July theme. Use these 4th of July activities for kindergarten to make learning fun while playing with a red, white, and blue science experiment. This summer science is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students.

To try this cute independence day activity you will need a few simple materials you probably already have on hand in your kitchen: 1-2 boxes baking soda (depending on the size and number of stars you want to make) vinegar water clear dish soap (optional) star cookie cutter (optional) glitter (optional, but magical to make the stars burst) food coloring (we used red and blue, but this is optional) bowl and spoon to mix it up tray or rectangular pan squirt bottle, eyedropper, or baster

Fourth of July Science Experiments

To try this cute independence day activity you will need a few simple materials you probably already have on hand in your kitchen:

  • 1-2 boxes baking soda (depending on the size and number of stars you want to make)
  • vinegar
  • water
  • clear dish soap (optional)
  • star cookie cutter (optional)
  • glitter¬†(optional, but magical to make the stars burst)
  • food coloring (we used red and blue, but this is optional)
  • bowl and spoon to mix it up
  • tray or rectangular pan
  • squirt bottle, eyedropper, or baster

4th of july activity for preschoolers

4th of July Activity

To make this patriotic activity for kids, start by mixing baking soda, food coloring, glitter, and water  in a bowl.

4th of july baking soda and vinegar reaction

Add enough water so you can form into a shape and it will hold. We added some clear dish soap to get some extra fizzing action, but it will be cool with or without it.

4th of July Activities for Kindergarten

Use your hands or a star cookie cutter to mold the star.

4th of July Fun

Repeat to make various stars in red, white, and blue. You can even make different size stars if you like.

4th of July Activities

Fourth of July Activities

Put your stars in a 9×13 glass dish, art try tray with a lip, or similar.

Fourth of July Activities

Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment

Kids love watching the stars that are stacked up fall and morph into each other. I suggest either buiding towers before activating the science part of the baking soda and vinegar reaction or having multi colored stars on your platter.

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4th of July Activities

Put vinegar in a squirt bottle along with blue or red food coloring. Children will squirt the start to create a fun chemistry experiment.

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Independence Day Activity

The stars will bubble, fizz, and seem to burst just like the song.  Okay, not exactly, in the Star Spangeled Banner the bombs burst in the air, but kids will get the connection. Maybe sing the song together as you try this experiment.

Fourth of July Science Experiments

4th of July Fun

The colors are so pretty bubbling and fizzing all over each other. It is a big pan of patriotic color science fun! We choose to just do red, but you could do different colors. We liked how the red and white colors popped out of the star.

Another option is to color the stars when you are mixing the baking soda, water, dish soap, and sequens. Then children use the same clear vinegar to activate all colored stars for a colorful interaction.

If you are looking for a 4th of July activity this Independence Day that sneaks in some learning, you will love this fourth of July science experiment. This 4th of July science experiment has a fun red, white and blue star experiment themed for our American flag, aka The Star Spangeled Banner. Try this 4th of July fun project with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders for some hands-on play.

4th of July Activities for Kindergarten

So, what is happening in this chemistry experiment for kids? In these patriotic science experiments we combined baking soda (base) and vinegar (acid) to make a chemical reaction. This baking soda and vinegar reaction creates a gas called carbon dioxide. You can see, hear, feel, and smell the simple chemical reaction!

Are you looking for a quick, easy, and FUN 4th of July Craft to celebrate this Independence Day? You are going to love this shaving cream art project! Make a super cool firework craft using shaving cream and food coloring. This shaving cream craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. With the simple technique, you will not believe what beutiful craft for Fourth of July you can make! american flag craft fidget spinner firework crafts and activity for 4th of july red white and blue slime

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th of July Printables

Looking for more fun and FREE fourth of July printables? You will love these:

american symbols for kids 4th of july worksheets 4th of july activity Kids will have fun practicing reading, writing, and building CVC Words with this CVC Words Activity for Independence Day. This 4th of july printable includes 4th of july worksheets that you can cut into strips to practice building sight words one starry letter-at-a-time and then write the word on the ruled line. This 4th of July activity is such a fun literacygame for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders too. Simply print pdf file with independence day printables and you are ready for this summer activity for kids.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Kindergarten Worksheets and Games. As a busy mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Browse through more than 200,000 pages of FREE worksheets & educational activities for kindergartners! Plus don't miss her other sites www.123homeschool4me.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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