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July 4th Activities For RV Families3 min read

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means many campgrounds are booked solid as RVers take advantage of the long holiday weekend. Some campgrounds celebrate by hosting patriotic July 4th activities, but even if yours does not, there’s no reason you can’t make it a festive weekend for your kids.

We rounded up 12 different Fourth of July activities, crafts, and recipes. The only supplies you need are common household staples and every day ingredients.


You can swim and fish any time. Here are four special July 4th activities to do with the family on Independence Day.

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Michael Will Photography

Water Balloon Baseball

Let your kids take turns swinging a plastic bat at a lineup of water balloons for guaranteed laughs.


Patriotic Tin Can Toss Game

Simply save a few of your old food cans then print and paste these patriotic wraps for a fun lawn game for kids.


Water Balloon Pinata

Let your kids take turns swinging a plastic bat at a lineup of water balloons for guaranteed laughs.


Foam Firecracker Slingshot

These foam slingshots are the perfect way for kids to enjoy a safe and patriotic slingshot war.


Try these fun and festive Fourth of July crafts. They’re easy to do with your kids right at your campsite.


Painted Lawn Stars

These patriotic painted lawn stars are the perfect decorative punch for your RV site. Even arrange them in a hopscotch pattern for your kids to play on once they dry. (Be sure your campground permits lawn decorations.)


Patriotic Bike Streamers

Many kids live on their bikes and riding toys in RV campgrounds. These streamers are a fun, easy way for kids to celebrate July 4th as they zip around the campground.


Painting Fireworks

Campsite picnic tables are the perfect spot for this patriotic craft, which involves painting with simple cardboard tubes.


Tin Can Windsocks

Using tin cans, help your kids create patriotic windsocks to hang from your RV.


Check out these crafty Independence Day-themed treats.


Patriotic Oreos

Oreos are a favorite for kids and adults alike. Let your kids help transform these cookies into patriotic treats.


Fruit Rockets

Kids love crafts that you can actually eat. Even the youngest of patriots can help create these fruit rockets.


Red, White, and Blue Dipped Pretzels

These July 4th-themed pretzels are the perfect hand-held treats for kids.


Firecracker Jello Cups

What kid doesn’t like Jell-O? These festive Jell-O cups look just like firecrackers with their cherry fuses.

What are your plan for July 4th? Share your family-friendly crafts, recipe, and activity ideas with us.


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