Whether you’re hosting a Fourth of July party at your new Signature home or attending a get together to celebrate Independence Day this year, you’ll need fun and games to keep the kids entertained until the fireworks kick off at sundown. Get ready to celebrate the country’s independence and rock your red, white and blue with these creative patriotic activities:

Patriotic balloon pop. Put a “You Win!” note inside deflated red, white, and blue balloons, then blow them up and place them around the party area. Have party guests pop the balloons to find out if they win a prize.

Create a Fourth of July Wand. It’s a simple, colorful craft that will provide the festive aesthetics of fireworks and sparklers, while being safe and non-intimidating for young children.

Patriotic scavenger hunt. Set up and plan your very own Americana-packed scavenger hunt. Give guests clues to search for mini versions of a Liberty Bell, Declaration of Independence, soldiers, flags, and more!

Carnival Games. Mimic an all-American fair by setting up balloon darts, ring tosses, or tin can toss games in your backyard. Or, try a spin on Pin the Tail on the Donkey, and pin stripes or stars onto a flag.

Fourth of July jar. Fill a large fishbowl or jar with red, white, and blue candies and challenge guests to guess how many candies are in the bowl. The winner gets to take home the whole container of goodies.

Red, white, and blue tag. Give each competitor one token of each color. When the whistle blows, the game starts! Challenge players to be the first to gather one red, one white, and one blue token by tagging other players. This game is perfect outdoor fun for young kids.

Fourth of July bingo. Print out patriotic Bingo cards and gather Independence Day stickers.

Water balloon dodge ball. Divide up the group into two teams and fill up some red, white, and blue water balloons. If you get hit, you’re out. The last one standing wins!

“Uncle Sam Says…” – just like Simon says except its Uncle Sam.

Sponge fireworks. Gather strips of red, white, and blue strips of sponge and tie them in the middle with a piece of string. These can act as reusable water balloons for any of water game or relay race, and they look like fireworks.

And because we adore our four-legged friends so much, here are a few Pet Safety Tips:

– NEVER use fireworks around pets.
– Leave your pooch at home in a safe, quiet spot for relaxing or hiding away.
– Treat your pet to an organic dog biscuit, not table scraps. Make sure all guests adhere to the rule.
– Steer clear of glow sticks for pets, they can be dangerous if chewed or swallowed.
– Make sure your pets are wearing proper identification.
– Keep pets away from lighter fluid, matches, pool chemicals – anything they may not be familiar with.
– Keep the contact information for your vet or the nearest animal hospital handy just in case.

Check out our Signature Homes Fourth of July Pinterest Board that has recipes, décor ideas and more. Here is a sneak peek of the mouthwatering pins on our board: Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices, Wine-Spiked Berries with Ricotta, No Bake Cheesecake Trifle, and Red White and Blue(berry) Margaritas.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Fourth of July from the team at Signature Homes. As you enjoy your Independence Day celebration, we invite you to share your Signature Homes Story photos with our community. Tag us at: @SigHomes @SigHomesSales @SigHomes #SigHomesStory

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