In celebration of America's Independence Day, we've compiled some
Kids 4th of July recipes. Whether it is a main dish, salad or
dessert it all starts with festive red, white and blue patriotic
Kids Cooking Activities Teaching Materials
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Kids 4th of July Recipes: Salads and Snacks
Fruit Salad in Patriotic Colors
1 Cup seeded chopped watermelon
1/2 Cup sliced strawberries
1 Cup blueberries
1 apple diced
½ Cup raspberries or pitted cherries
3 Tablespoons lime juice
4 teaspoons honey
Toss diced apples, strawberries and blueberries into a mixture of
honey, lime juice and fresh, chopped mint. Serve as a side dish with
any entrée or use as a topping over vanilla ice cream.
Easy Tomato Salad
A simple kids 4th of July recipes that they can put together
Real soft mozzarella cheese, cut in cubes
Bunch of fresh parsley, chopped finely
1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
In serving bowl toss cherry tomatoes, parsley and mozzarella cubes.
Sprinkle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Melt white candy melts in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave and
stir every 30 seconds until completely melted. Dip ends of pretzel
sticks about halfway or 3/4 up the stick. Set on a sheet of waxed
paper and let set. Melt blue candy melts and dip ends of white end.
Add sprinkle stars or other candy sprinkles while chocolate is still
wet. Melt red candy melts and drizzle on the bottom white part of
the pretzel for stripes. Place on waxed paper and allow to set.
Red, White and Blue Yogurt Parfait
vanilla or strawberry or blueberry yogurt
raspberries or sliced strawberries
Granola or Cornflake
cereal with dried Blueberries
In a glass bowl layer parfait in order starting with yogurt, granola
and then berries. Add another layer of each. More parfait
A perfect 4th of July recipes for kids to put together and snack on
while the barbecue is cooking.
2 tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup onions chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 cup green peppers chopped fine
2 tablespoons cilantro
Juice of ½ lime
Salt to taste
Have an adult help with chopping vegetables. Stir ingredients
together and place in serving bowl. Arrange chips along side salsa.
Toast bread slices and spread butter or cream cheese over the top.
Create a flag design with blueberries and strawberry slices.
Fruity Flag Platter
Watermelon and feta make red and white stripes and blueberries make
the stars in this fruit flag platter.
Snack Flag Platter
Create a snack platter shaped like a flag. There are a lot of ideas
for red and white stripes. We have raspberries, strawberries,
watermelon and pepperoni. White stripes in our platter are goldfish,
mini Club crackers and peanuts. Finish off with blueberries in the
Pigs in a Blanket Fireworks
Wrap crescent roll dough around a hot dog. Bake until golden brown.
Cut cubes of cheese into small stars with a mini cookie cutter. Push
stars into toothpicks. Attach to your "fireworks" hot dogs.
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
4th of July Drink for Kids
Fruity Patriotic Drink
Fresh pineapple slices Blueberries
Lemonade, homemade or store bought
Cut pineapple slices with mini star shaped cookie cutters.
Cut strawberries in slices.
Add pineapple stars, blueberries and strawberries to a pitcher or
glass of lemonade.
Frosted Fireworks Drink
Using red and blue flavored beverages, such as Kool-aid or Gatorade,
pour into ice cube trays and freeze. Place some red, blue and clear
cubes in a festive dessert glass and pour seltzer (flavored if you
prefer) over the colored ice cubes. Toss in a little flag for added
Red, White and Blue Food Ideas
Make biscuits or shortcake. Cut out with a star cookie cutter.
Make a vegetable dip and pour into hollowed out red peppers.
Serve with cut vegetables and crackers for dipping.
Macaroni & Cheese/ Red white and blue! by Johnson
( MO. U.S.A )
Make normal Kraft macaroni and cheese. Before you add the cheese
mix put blue/red food coloring on the noodles. Then add the
cheese. If it looks green (for the blue) Add more blue. Keep
adding color until it looks blue. Have a glass of white milk to
drink. Then have strawberries or anything red for a side dish.
This makes a wonderful lunch.
White corn on the cob served in a red or blue glass
Make blue or red popsicles. To make a double layer fill half
full with one color and freeze. Then add another layer,
Blue tortilla chips served with red salsa and sour
Sliced red tomatoes served with slices of mozzarella.
Red pepper slices served with a blue cheese dip on the
Red, White and Blue- Star shaped sugar cookies with
white frosting and red and blue sprinkles.
Red, White and Blue- Layer flavored jello that has set
and then cut into cubes into a large clear, glass. You can add
in mixed blueberries and strawberries along with whipped cream
also if desired.
Red, White and Blue Potato Salad Use new red
potatoes, white baby potatoes and blue or purple potatoes in
your favorite potato salad recipe. (Leave the skins on the red
and blue potatoes.)
White Pizza Bagel Bites Using 1 pkg. frozen bagel
bites, place on cookie sheet, cut side up. Sprinkle with garlic
powder and bake until lightly toasted. Top with shredded
mozzarella cheese, sliced olives and chopped green pepper. Bake
for 5 more minutes, until cheese is melted.
White Pineapple Salad Drain 1 large can pineapple
and reserve juice; add enough water to the juice to make 2 cups.
Heat to a boil and add Jello, mix until dissolved. Chill until
thick as syrup. Mash 2-8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese and add to Jello
mixture. Mix well with mixer. Add ½ pt. whipped cream and 1 cup
crushed nuts, mix well. Pour into a 9x 12 dish and chill well.
Kids 4th of July Recipes: Dessert Ideas
4th of July Cupcake Ideas
Using a sugar cookie recipe, divide dough into three. Color 1/3 of
dough red and 1/3 blue leaving last part as is. Roll red dough out
into a rectangle and then roll white into a rectangle. Place white
rectangle on top of red. Then roll out blue and place on top of
other two. Roll triple layer of dough jelly roll style. Cut into
slices. Roll slices in sprinkles. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at
350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set.
American Patriotic Trifle
Layer white pieces of angel food cake or pound cake with whip cream,
raspberries and blueberries to make a trifle.
Sandwich Sprinkle Cookies
Create a favorite cookie recipe. Allow to cool. Sandwich white
frosting between two cookies. Roll edges in red and blue sprinkles.
Clean and empty soup can with no lip
White, red and blue frosting
Choose a can that doesn't have a lip extending over the opening of
the can. This will make it hard to get your cake out in one smooth
Clean out empty soup cans and grease well with shortening and flour.
Prepare cake mix and pour into cans about 2/3 full. Bake until
toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool. With a knife
loosen cake from edges of can and cake should slide out. Decorate
sides and top of cake as desired.
Red licorice strings
Prepare cupcakes and allow to cool. Frost with white frosting. Cut
red licorice into 2-3 inch pieces. Poke throughout top of cupcake.
Red, White and Blue Cupcakes
1. Make your favorite flavor cupcakes
2. Divide white frosting into thirds. Color 1/3 with red food
coloring and 1/3 with blue food coloring.
3. Frost each cupcake, alternating colors.
4. You can make little flags on each cupcake using the red, white
and blue frosting.
5. Decorate 4th of July cupcakes
with star picks, flag toothpicks or other cake toppers.
Flag Cake Ideas
Berry Flag Cake
Blueberries or Blue M&M's
Strawberries or raspberries
Bake a white cake in a 13x9 pan according to directions. Allow to
cool and with a toothpick score lines across cake and a square in
the top left corner just as you would see on an American flag. In
the top left corner place rows of blueberries. Align strawberries on
the top row.
Place white frosting in a ziploc bag and cut the corner off. (or use
a pastry bag) Squeeze white frosting after the strawberry row. Fill
cake rows alternating rows of strawberries and rows of white
frosting to resemble the red and white stripes on an American flag.
*Alternately you can frost the cake with cool whip and place berries
on top of the whip cream, as the picture.
Frosted Layered Flag Cake
Frost a a layered sheet cake with colored frosting to resemble the
flag. Using berry filling for your cake makes a nice red color to
Colored 4th of July Cakes- Red White and Blue Cake
Divide your cake batter into three bowls. Add red, white and blue
coloring, one color per bowl. Mix together. In a greased pan, swirl
drops of colored batter. Bake.
A similar idea is to color your round layers a different color then
fill and frost with white frosting for the finishing touch.
4th of July Fun and Games
We've created a challenge for the 4th of July for kids. This is just
a simple way to do something fun with your kids each day for a total
of 15 days.
When does this challenge start? Well, you can start it now, you can
wait and start it exactly 15 days before the 4th of July or you can
start it before one of the other patriotic holidays (Memorial Day,
Flag Day, Inauguration Day, Labor Day and so on). And maybe your 4th
of July for kids is already packed to the brim with activities and
you want to start this challenge after it passes by. Pretty much
start this challenge whenever you want and do it for 15 consecutive
Benefits of This Challenge
Educational - your children are actually going to learn
Fun - the children will be crafting, baking and decorating and
you can all do this together.
The Activities are Short in Duration - nothing is going to
require too much time out of your day. Once an activity is done
or once you have shown your children how to put together a
certain craft, you can probably steal some time for yourself and
let your kids be on their own and if they have any questions
they can of course go to you for advice or directions.
Creates a Family Bond or Close Friendships - getting your kids
all together to work on a project, read a book, or cook in the
kitchen makes for fun memories. Or, you can invite some of your
children's friends to occasionally join in some of the challenge
activities and strengthen friendship bonds through the
A Challenge Teaches Children how to Persevere and Finish a
Project - it is so important for children to learn perseverance
and this 4th of July for kids challenge is actually a fun way to
learn this quality!
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Jell-O parfait My son thought this was cool to help me in the kitchen and you can change up the colors to make year round if you like. (red and blue jello for 4th of …
Patriotic Jam Stars 1 roll sugar cookie dough or prepare your favorite recipe
Star shaped cookie cutters (round cutters …