Summer might’ve just started, but I’m thinking 4th of July lesson plans already! I’ve added a ton of patriotic materials to my TPT store over the last couple of weeks so it felt like a good time to share all of these so that you can start planning for the holiday.
Patriotic 4th of July Alphabet Book for Preschool and Kindergarten – This book is a great way to celebrate the 4th of July while encouraging literacy. Each letter corresponds with an American themed vocabulary word which will help children practice letter sounds. Print one for each child, or a few for a center. You could also have children create their own patriotic themed alphabet to go along with each of the letters.
Patriotic 4th of July Alphabet Letter Match for Preschool and Kindergarten – Children can practice letter and sounds recognition with this patriotic set. Use these in a variety of different ways for learners at different levels. Younger children can match the capital and lowercase letters and older children can match them as they make the sounds.
Patriotic Numbers – Preschool Math Numbers and Counting – Use these numbers to practice one to one correspondence, counting practice, and numeral recognition. Students can match the ten frames to the corresponding numerals, or they can use counters or small erasers to count and cover the stars on each number.
Patriotic 4th of July Patterning – Preschool and Kindergarten Math – Practice patterning all summer long with these patriotic stars. This set includes 3 aba, 2 aab, and 1 abc patterns for children to extend. It also includes blank mats so that children can create their own patterns.
Patriotic 4th of July Discussion Questions for Preschool and Kindergarten – Use these questions to help children think about the 4th of July as it is relevant in their lives. Their answers are sure to surprise you and parents will love to see the ideas that their children came up with. Posting these pages on the wall for parents to review lets them peek into their child’s mind for a moment. The children’s answers also show you how much they understand about summer, and what specifics you may need to cover more closely.
Patriotic 4th of July Social Story – Loud Noises – Social stories are designed to give children a script that they can follow in very specific situations. This story about a child who is fearful of loud noises on the 4th of July. She copes by covering her ears and lets other children know that they can look for cues from others around them – if they are enjoying the celebration, even with the noises, then there is nothing to be afraid of.
Patriotic Vocabulary Cards and Spelling Practice – Preschool Language – These vocabulary cards are perfect for celebrating Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Presidents Day. Use these vocabulary cards to introduce your students to new words. These are perfect for writing centers and activities. This set includes the words Red, White, Blue, Stars, Stripes, Fireworks, Statue of Liberty, United States of America, and Flag.
This set also includes a set of cards that has pictures and spaces for children to practice spelling the vocabulary words with letter tiles. You could also use the second set to have each child write in the words themselves to create their own vocabulary card set.
Printable Classroom Party Decorations – Patriotic Memorial Day and 4th of July – This set includes everything that you need to host a classroom party for Election Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, or Fourth of July – purchase the set once and use it every year! The decorations in this set includes a “United We Stand” bunting, cupcake picks (or stickers), treat bag toppers, desk name tags, and a door decoration. This set also includes templates for a class star wreath, a craftivity that will allow all of your students to take part in preparing for the class party!
Go download these now to make your planning even easier!