Edible Fourth of July Activities for Grandchildren

Here is a list of fun foods to make for the 4th of July.

Star-Spangled Fruit Tart Recipe photo by Taste of Home

The 4th of July is just a blink away.

This is always a fun time to have family picnics and get togethers.

It’s a time for watermelon, Popsicles, and homemade ice cream.

If you’ll be having grandchildren over (or you’re going to their home), here are some ‘patriotic’ edible treats that would be fun to make with — or for — them.

Most of these recipes are fairly easy and could be made by neophyte cooks (read that to mean grandchildren) with a little help from grandma of course!

You could also make Rice Krispie treats, topped with red, white and blue sprinkles, and cut out using a star-shaped cookie cutter.  You could also dip them in white melted dipping chocolate before adding the sprinkles.  Yum.

What fun foods do you make for the 4th of July?

2 thoughts on “Edible Fourth of July Activities for Grandchildren

  • DigiGram Post author

    Jerri, thanks so much for sharing your ideas!!

    I especially love the idea of the electric snow-cone maker from Bed Bath and Beyond. I might have to get it to keep at MY house for when the grands come over.

  • Jerri Miller

    10 Ways to Cool Kids off When It’s Hot
    Posted on June 19, 2011 by Jerri
    It’s a warm summer morning and the grand girls are coming over in a few minutes to spend the day. The forecast is hot, hot, hot with a chance of thunder showers. (Which means hot and humid.) Since heat, in general, is hard on kids and it makes me cranky, I know that I have to get a plan to keep the girls and I cool.
    Here are 10 activities for those hot summer days:
    1. Anything with WATER. It cools them off but doesn’t make a mess.
    2. Wear your swim suit all day long. Leave it on wet.
    3. Clean the kitchen with “water.” I give them water bottles, a bucket of water, the mop, some rags and paper towels and we are good-to-go for about an hour and a half to two hours!
    4. Of course the old standbys run through the sprinklers, soak in a blow-up kiddy pool or take a cool bath.
    5. Make snow-cones* with a blender. I use strong, Red Zinger Celestial Seasonings Iced Tea to flavor them. It makes them red and sweet but not sticky.
    6. Plan quiet activities that don’t use a lot of energy like reading. Read stories about Eskimos, polar bears and snow storms.
    7. Make snow men and snow balls with marshmallows and toothpicks. (For 3 years and above)
    8. Have a squirt gun and/or water balloon fight. (Be prepared for sore balloon tying fingers! UGH)
    9. Give them each a little hand held battery operated fan. You can get them at Dollar Tree!
    10. Make sure they have access to plenty of cool water and encourage them to drink.

    *We bought Ashley a small electric snow-cone maker for her 7th birthday. It has been a great thing to have around the house during hot summer months. I recommend it as a great gift for grand kids! You can get them for about $30 at Bed Bath and Beyond.
    With the 2 little ones getting the ice out of the freezer and Ashley operating the machine, it makes for great teamwork and keeps them busy and cool with minimal supervision!

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