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
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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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
½ Cup raspberries or pitted cherries
3 Tablespoons lime juice
4 teaspoons honey
Mix fruit together and serve in a hollowed out watermelon. Right
before serving stir lime juice and honey together in small bowl and
drizzle over top of fruit salad.
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.
Patriotic Pretzel Sticks
Long fat Pretzel sticks
White chocolate candy melts
Patriotic sprinkles or red or blue sprinkles
Melt 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 up the stick. Sprinkle with sprinkles. Set on waxed
paper and allow to chill several minutes until sets.
Red, White and Blue Yogurt Parfait
Cornflake cereal with dried Blueberries
In a glass bowl layer parfait in order starting with blueberry
yogurt and sliced strawberries. Sprinkle with cereal and top with
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.
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.)
Make teaching easier with our activities and recipes compiled in one easy to read format.
Quick Kids 4th of July Recipes and Ideas for Fun
Make biscuits or homemade rolls and cut out with a star cookie
Make blue or red popsicles. To make a double layer fill half
full with one color and freeze. Then add another layer,
Make red or blue punch with Kool-aid. Top each glass with
Place a raspberry in each hole of an ice cube tray. Fill with
lemonade. Freeze. Add to blue punch.
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.
Red, White and Blue Food Ideas
White corn on the cob served in a red or blue glass bowl.
Blue tortilla chips served with red salsa and sour cream.
Sliced red tomatoes served with slices of mozzarella.
Red pepper slices served with a blue cheese dip on the side.
Blue Jell-O with raspberries and topped with whipped cream.
Star shaped sugar cookies with white frosting and red and
A large clear, glass bowl of mixed blueberries and
strawberries accompanied by a bowl of whipped cream.
Test your United States knowledge with these printable games.
Kids 4th of July Recipes: Cake Ideas
4th of July Cupcake Ideas
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 opending 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.
Decorate 4th of July cupcakes
with star picks, flag toothpicks or other cake toppers.
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.
Flag Cake Ideas
Berry Flag Cake
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.
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