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4th of July Scavenger Hunt for a Fun Holiday Activity for Kids (Free)

This 4th of July scavenger hunt is a simple yet fantastic way to enjoy a fun holiday activity with your kids.

You’ll be creating awesome memories as you search high and low for these Fourth of July-themed objects. When you find one of these prompts, you get to color it in on this printable page.

Find out more about this printable scavenger hunt for kids and get your free activity (in color and black-and-white) today!

mock-up of free printable 4th of July scavenger hunt pages

A Creative Way to Celebrate the Holiday with Your Kids

You can have so much holiday fun with your kids on Fourth of July (Independence Day)! My 5 boys and I have so many happy memories from our cherished times shared together during this summer holiday celebrated in the United States.

You can have a blast at a bakcyard barbecues (and tasty hot dogs), parade, and fireworks display. And it’s a wonderful time to pause and give thanks for all of your blessings. Plus, it’s a fantastic time of year to spend time with loved ones.

So, why not enjoy an easy and fun activity that’s designed to help you slow down and make observations on all that’s going on around you 😊

And a scavenger hunt is a great way to help you boost your July celebration!

Since our other printable holiday scavenger hunts (like Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Christmas Lights, Christmas Tree) were so much fun with my boys, I knew that 4th of July version would be a cool addition to our holiday fun collection.

2 examples of 4th of July scavenger hunt printable pages on blue chalkboard background

Find Out More About This 4th of July Scavenger Hunt

This free printable 4th of July scavenger hunt is on two pages (plus one terms of use page). You’ll find one color and one black-and-white version.

Simple instructions are provided on the worksheet. You’ll color in the Fourth of July objects as you see or find them.

This scavenger hunt for kids features 4th of July themes, including:

  • Uncle Sam
  • Fireworks
  • Watermelon
  • Patriotic hat
  • Hot dog
  • Pinwheel
  • Cupcake
  • American flag
  • Sparkler
  • BBQ grill
  • S’mores
  • Picnic
  • Bunting
  • Eagle
  • Star
  • Popsicle
  • Balloon

You’ll also find bonus prompts for “Find someone wearing…”:

  • Stars
  • Stripes
  • A bow tie
  • Flip flops
  • Sunglasses
  • A baseball cap

AND “Listen! Can you hear the National Anthem?” with a musical sign to color in.

examples of 4th of July scavenger hunt printable pages on red, white, and blue wood

Cool Ideas for Enjoying This Scavenger Hunt

Your kids, tweens, teens, adults – anyone who wants to have holiday fun – will color in the items seen or found with this printable (PDF) scavenger hunt with Independence Day themes.

To make it easy for your kids to enjoy, I think it’s an incredible idea to have a variety of fun coloring tools to pick from, like crayons, color pencils, and fine-tip markers.

My boys and I like this type of clipboard with storage area that opens on the side (not the bottom because your coloring materials can fall out too easily that way!) works well when we’re having fun or learning on-the-go.

If it’s too hard to color in the objects when you’re out-and-about, no worries! Simply make a pencil mark next to the object and color it in later 😉

Also, I suggest printing this 4th of July scavenger hunt on white cardstock. Regular printer paper will do. My boys, however, get excited when doing this type of activity and have a tendency to accidentally rip the paper. Maybe your kids do the same?

If you’d like to use this printable scavenger hunt again and again, consider laminating it or placing in a dry erase sleeve and use dry erase markers.

Maybe you have a wide range of ages using this patriotic activity? A fun way to boost the activity is to have older kids help younger kids find the list of items. 

mock-up of 4th of July scavenger hunt printable pages

Tips & Tricks for Have a Blast with This 4th of July Scavenger Hunt

When enjoying this type of scavenger hunt with kids of all age, you might find it helpful to keep these things in mind:

  1. Be prepared: Have all those coloring tools ready to go to make it easy to mark off the items.
  2. Keep it simple: Please don’t feel like you have to find each prompt in your first attempt. Extend your 4th of July fun to other dates and times for activities to look forward to spending together.
  3. Make the most of this special time: As you look for the prompts, play holiday music, talk about 4th of July (Independence Day) and what it means to you, and what you’re looking forward to most.
  4. Think outside the box: You can also enjoy this 4th of July scavenger hunt by enjoying it with books, home decor, and videos (in addition to things you find as you’re shopping and driving around).
  5. Add your own prompts: Before you head out on your Fourth of July scavenger hunt, chat about the prompts. Include any extra scavenger hunt ideas that your kids have on the back. They can even create doodles as you go along.
2 examples of 4th of July scavenger hunt printable pages

Get Your Free Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt

WooHoo! You’ll be having SO much fun with this simple 4th of July activity with your kids!

This free July 4th Scavenger Hunt is on 2 printable (PDF) pages (plus 1 terms of use page).

Please print as many of these scavenger hunts as you need for your personal use, family, class, homeschool co-op, or community event. If you have a friend or co-worker who’d like to have this sort of holiday fun, I ask that you please share this post with them. Thanks so much for your cooperation!

To get your free printable scavenger hunt for July 4th fun, simply subscribe to Rock Your Homeschool.

You’ll get an email with a PDF file, along with a password to open the Subscriber’s Library to all RYHS freebies.

Plus, you’ll receive emails with ideas, resources, and encouragement to make life and learning fun 🙂

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Get your FREE 4th of July Scavenger Hunt by tapping HERE or on the image below.

Your kids will have a blast with a 4th of July scavenger hunt. This free printable pack includes 2 pages to color and enjoy.

Wishing you and your whole family a lot of fun and a very Happy Independence Day! What are some fun things and 4th of July-themed items that you’d add to these Fourth of July scavenger hunts? Please share your fun ideas in the comments area at the bottom of this post.

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