4th of July in Lockdown: Here’s How We’re Celebrating With Our Kids

Looking for ways to make Fourth of July feel special in lockdown? In this article, we share our favorite recipe ideas, activities and Independence Day inspo!

4th of July lockdown ideas

While many of us are used to catching up with friends for town fireworks, live music and red, white & blue popsicles, it’s safe to say that July 4th, 2020 celebrations are going to be slightly different this year.

Depending on where you live and what level of social distancing restrictions you’re on, there’s a good chance you might need to make your Independence Day celebration a small family affair.

If you’re looking for recipe ideas, activities, and other inspo, scroll down to see how we’re celebrating with our kids:

 

Family Breakfast in PJs

 

Since the 4th is on a Saturday this year, we’re thinking about having a long lazy weekend breakfast at home. Some of our best conversations happen at breakfast and this is a fantastic time to talk about the meaning of the holiday. (Side note – if you’re looking for child-behavior tips, you need this adorable and wise manners book from Marie-Chantal called Manners Begin at Breakfast!)

Admittedly obsessed with family-matching PJs, we could not be more excited about the Americana Popsicle PJs from HART + LAND. All made from insanely soft pima cotton, they feature original and exclusive prints of red, white & blue popsicles.

 

Hart + Land Toddler/ Big Kid Pima Cotton PJ Set - Americana

HART + LAND Toddler/Big Kid Pima Cotton PJ Set

 

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As for recipe and breakfast ideas, we’re loving these healthy options from Pinterest!

 

 

 

Morning neighborhood bike ride

 

Before it gets too hot in the day, it’s a good idea to get active and moving. If your tot isn’t quite ready for a pedal bike, try finding a balance bike or trike to start! Parents love these options from Banwood. Just remember: wear a helmet!

 

Banwood Bike Balance Bicycle in Navy Blue

 

Banwood Bikes First Go! Balance Bike

 

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Banwood Bike Classic Helmet in Navy Blue

 

Banwood Bikes Classic Helmet

 

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Quick water/backyard-play before lunch!

 

If you happen to have a pool or access to a lake or ocean, why not cool down with a quick dip? Can’t find anywhere to swim? Don’t fret – throw the sprinklers on and let the kids run wild! You can also have some muddy fun in the sandbox or at the beach with these eco-friendly and non-toxic sand toys from EKOBO!

 

Ekobo Sand Play Set

 

EKOBO Animo Sand Bucket Set

 

$35

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Lunch & BBQ Ideas

 

Nothing says Independence like chowing into some good old fashioned Americana burgers, hot dogs and chips! If you’re getting a little stir-crazy, try packing a cheeseboard picnic and walking to the park. Check out these patriotic recipe ideas on Pinterest.

 

 

Down time before fireworks!

 

If you’re like us – in constant need of a nap, then you may want to plan a late afternoon activity for your tots. Try something calming and fun like non-toxic play-dough or an activity pack!

 

Dough Parlour Americana Set

 

Dough Parlour Americana Set

 

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Jaq Jaq Bird Bored Boards - Game Boards

 

Jaq Jaq Bird Bored Boards – Game Boards

 

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FIREWORKS!!!!

 

One of the best things about July 4th is watching your kids stare in the sky in awe as bright lights crackle and pop! Just remember: stay safe, don’t wave your sparkler over your head (unless you like the smell of burned hair) and be sure to cherish this moment forever.

 

 

Getting social?

 

If you are intending to catch up with friends and/or family, remember to WEAR YOUR MASKS! If you haven’t found a practical, comfortable and stylish option yet, be sure to check out the super soft and machine-washable tie dye option from T H E M E. Available with sizes for ages 2 to adult, they can even be personalized with your name!

 

T H E M E Personalized Tie Dye Masks

T H E M E Personalized Tie Dye Mask

 

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Shop all The Tot 4th of July Favorites!

 

 

hart + land baby/toddler pima cotton footed pajama

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler Pima Cotton Footed Bodysuit PJ

 

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Hart + Land Toddler/ Big Kid Pima Cotton PJ Set - Americana

HART + LAND Toddler/Big Kid Pima Cotton PJ Set

 

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Hart + Land Women's Americana PJ Set

 

HART + LAND Women’s Pima Cotton Short Sleeve PJ Set

 

$86

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Hart + Land Men's Pima Cotton PJ Set - Americana

 

HART + LAND Men’s Pima Cotton PJ Set

 

$108

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Dough Parlour Americana Set

Dough Parlour Americana Set

 

$25

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Jaq Jaq Bird Bored Boards - Game Boards

Jaq Jaq Bird Bored Boards – Game Boards

 

$29.99

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T H E M E Personalized Tie Dye Masks

 

T H E M E Personalized Tie Dye Mask

 

$28

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Ages 2 – Adult

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Marie Chantal Manners Begin at Breakfast

 

Marie-Chantal Manners Begin at Breakfast Book

 

$50

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