Easy prep cross curricular activities to celebrate the 4th of July!
Each activiy below includes the prep needed to do activity with students in the description. It may include just copying worksheet or printing, laminating and cutting center games.Each direction to games are located on one of the game sheets for student use.
Resource Includes the Following:
★ 4th of Juy Literature List
★4th of July Writing Station Words
★ Classroom Books
★ Student Booklets
★ Student Worksheets
★ Art Projects
★ Literacy Centers
★ Math Centers
4th of July LiteratureList:
Choose stories to read to your students to learn all about the 4th of July.
4th of July Writing Station Words:
Print and laminate a few colored copies of the 4th of July Writing Station words for students to use or copy one sheet for each student to put in their writing folder or journal.
“Why We Have the 4th of July ” Classroom Book:
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student. After reading about and discussing the 4thof July and its meaning have students write and draw about why we have the 4th of July. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
“On the 4th of July ” Classroom Book:
Copy cover on cardstock and then copy the student sheet for each student. After reading about and discussing the 4th of July and its meaning have students write bout what they do on the 4th of July. Collect each student paper and make classroom book binding or stapling book together.
“All About the 4th of July” Student Booklet:
Copy and assemble each of the “ All About the 4th of July” booklets for each students . There are two booklet pages to each sheet with one cover and 8 other pages.. You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do. Students fill in the blank of each 4th of July statement and then draw a picture of what they wrote.
How Many Stars Booklet:
Students can work on this booklet at center or quiet work time to practice their counting and color words. You can copy the pages on regular paper, they are printed so you can copy back to back to make individual student booklets.
Copy the America Acrostic poem either on copy paper or cardstock. Students write words that begin with each of the letters of the word AMERICA to complete the poem. You may display these poems in the classroom or hallway or make into classroom book.
“On the 4th of July ”:
Student write about what they do on the 4th of July or what the 4th of July means to them. There are two pages one with title and then extra writing sheet to each sheet You can copy as many pages as you would like students to do.
Birthday Venn Diagram :
After reading “The 4th of July Story and many other books about the 4th of July, have students compare America’s birthday with their own birthday. With younger students we did this as a group together, older students could handle this on their own as long as they are familiar with how to use a Venn diagram.
4th of July Literature Sequence Organizer:
(2 types): After reading one of the 4th of July Stories on the literature list a few times, have students fill out the sequence of the story. They can either draw or write their answers on the sheet in the appropriate box.
4th of July Literature Retelling (3 types):
After reading one of the 4th of July Stories on the literature list a few times, have students fill out the story retelling organizer, beginning, middle, and ending of the story. Two organizer have the boxes with lines and one is a star shape to organize the retelling
Uncle Sam Art Project:
Copy and assemble Uncle Sam using the directions and template page in unit. Hang Uncle Sam in hallway or in the classroom for decorations.
Star Man Art Projec
t: Copy and assemble the Star Man using the directions and template page in unit. Star Man in hallway or in the classroom for decorations.
4th of July Symbols Match Game:
Children place the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if they have matched the same symbol to the word & symbol. If it does they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game.
Star Make Word Game:
Students insert vowels stars (a, e, i, o & u) onto line on the word cards and make words. Students can write words on white boards or paper. They may also use the Make A Word worksheets included in this resource.
Patriotic Pencils Short Vowel Word Game:
Short Vowel Word Game:
Children place cards face down and take turns drawing a card. If student can read the word, they keep it, if they cannot they must put it back. If they draw a Star Card follow its directions They must read all their cards, the person who has the most cards wins. Memory Game
: Make two sets of the spelling word cards and children place the cards face down in rows. They take turns turning two cards over to see if they have matched the same words. If it does they keep both cards, if not they turn the cards back over and the next child has a turn. The person who has the most matches wins the game.
July 4th Roll & Bump Games
(2 different games): Roll two or three number cubes and add those numbers. Cover that space with your marker. You can bump your partner’s color and take their space! If you cover a space with two markers stacked on top of each other, you lock that space and can’t be bumped. The player to use all ten of their markers first is the winner! 4 game cards for two dice & 4 game cards for three dice .
4th of July Greater Than, Less Than or Equal Clip Game:
Children place a paper clip or clothes pin to the correct answer of what symbol: greater than , less than or equal to is correct. Note: Put a little sticker on the back of card in the correct answer space so students can self-correct their answers.
4th of July Addition & Subtraction:
(2 different games) Children begin at start positon on board and take turns rolling one die. If they are adding they will begin on number 1 and slide down that many spaces as the die indicates. If they are subtracting they start on number 20.
Kids learn while having fun with these 4th of July activities!
★Literacy Unit: July
★ Literacy & Math Centers: July--4th of July, Stars & Fireworks
★ Memorial Day Centers & Activities
★ Camping: Activities & Centers