Have fun and celebrate the holiday with this July 4th themed Scavenger Hunt!
Patriotic and a great way to enjoy the holiday, these Free Printable Scavenger Hunts will be the perfect addition to your July 4th celebration!
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Looking for a fun way to add to the July 4th festivities?
A Scavenger Hunt is a great way to get moving, stay entertained, and spot bits of July 4th fun along the way!
We always look for fun books to go along with the holiday that we're celebrating!
Here are a few books to enjoy with your young reader that connect with
July 4th and the United States!
by Marjorie Priceman
In How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A., a young baker and her dog travel around America to gather materials in order to make her baking tools!
From a riverboat, to train, to taxi and plane, the reader gets to see where our natural resources come from and enjoy the various modes of transportation to get there!
A fabulous book from a two-time Caldecott Honor illustrator, How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A is guaranteed to be a holiday hit!
2. The American Girl Felicity books
The American Girl books are fabulous choices for learning about American history. The Felicity stories make a perfect addition to your reader's July 4th bookshelf!
Feisty Felicity is growing up in Colonial America, and while she's expected to be a lady, Felicity loves horses more than sewing and tea parties!
Between helping a horse in need of rescue from it's owner, hearing whispers of a revolution, and having friends on both sides of the cause, Felicity's adventures will send readers back in time and racing through her story!
by Barbara McClintock
Perfect for Independence Day and great for any young reader's bookshelf, Adéle & Simon in America by Barbara McClintock is another great picture book that is perfect to read and one of our very favorites!
This brother and sister duo are visiting their Aunt Cecile in America and she takes them on a summer-long excursion to see the sights of America!
Gorgeous illustrations, additional fun facts at the end of the book along with an I-Spy incorporated make Adéle & Simon in America a book that your young reader will love reading again and again!!
by Janet S. Wong Pictures by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Our third book to include was one that we found years ago in the library! Apple Pie 4th of July is a fabulously illustrated picture book filled with food, fireworks and family!
When her parents insist on selling their regular Chinese fare on July 4th, their daughter tries to convince them to go along with the holiday like everybody else!
By the end of the night, however, she realizes that there are all kinds of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in this festive and sweet holiday tale!
P.S. You'll definitely be wanting some Chinese food and apple pie by the end of the book!
We were inspired by Apple Pie Fourth of July to make this a tradition and have Chinese food and apple pie for many years!
The backer and husband/father of this blogging duo is from China and was very happy to enjoy both Chinese take-out and his favorite dessert!
Ready for a Fourth of July Scavenger Hunt? This printable is the perfect choice!
There are so many fun things to do and keep your eye out for on July 4th, including flags and decorations, bright flowers, fun sunglasses, festive balloons and so much more!
Picnics, drive-in movies, backyard grilling, and hanging by the pool are other perfect places to fit in a scavenger hunt!
Whether you make it a competition with prizes and rules, or spread out your Scavenger Hunt over the weekend, this festive, free and patriotic Printable is so much fun for the Fourth of July!
Looking for a fun way to end your holiday? Fireworks, BBQs and games are all fun options, and roasting s'mores over this City Bonfire too!
Petite yet functional, these City Bonfires are perfect for tabletop use on July 4th and all year long!
Looking for more summer fun? Our Summer Bucket List Printable offers plenty of fabulous ideas to have a blast this summer!
For additional memories, and to round out your Scavenger Hunt, try taking some pics of some of the things you find on your list!
You can also write down anything extra-special or memorable you saw, even if it wasn't on the scavenger hunt!
A cute dog dressed up, a store decked out in stars and stripes, or a patriotic mural or sign are all things you'll want to remember your scavenger hunt by!
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updated 06/17/2023 originally published 06/30/2020