To little ones, celebrating the 4th of July usually means one thing – fireworks! But, we know that by the time the sun goes down and the fireworks go up around 10:00 pm, they are exhausted and ready for bed. Here are 12 July 4th activities for your kids that don’t involve having cranky, overtired children on the 5th of July!

Celebrate with the East Coast

Are your kids begging you to watch the fireworks, but you know that staying up until 11:00 pm will be a disaster on July 5th? Lucky for us on the West Coast, we can catch a full fireworks extravaganza from home via the magic of television and internet! Get everyone in pajamas and watch the show from the comfort of your own home – you’ll probably have to push bedtimes back a bit, but at least you won’t have to battle the fireworks crowds to make it to bed afterwards!

Don’t forget to visit your local Red Tricycle Events Calendar to see what 4th of July activities are going on in your city!

Tell us – Does your family or neighborhood have any fun 4th of July traditions that are great for the smallest patriots?

photos courtesy of: LucidtechGuy Schmidt, AmazonJoJo’s Num Nums, Amazon, AnjanettewKids Creative Arts, Constellation EnergyTony Alter, John_Brennan

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