Free 4th of July Writing Prompts for Independence Day

June 26, 2020

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton

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Even though it is summer, homeschooling moms are always looking for opportunities to keep our kids learning. If you have a child that is a reluctant writer, writing prompts are a fun way to get them writing. Using seasonal and holiday themed writing prompts can help keep kids active with writing. Explore a bunch of free 4th of July writing prompts.

FREE Writing Prompts for Independence Day text with image of sparklers


The Fourth of July is a big holiday around our neighborhood. We love celebrating our nation and are proud to be Americans. We always have friends over for a cookout and we do fireworks and sparklers with friends and family. Usually our neighbors join in as well. There are always lots of memories to be made around this holiday each summer.

Celebrating the 4th of July

My girls really enjoying hosting this holiday celebration at our house. They like to help make fun desserts, and festive appetizers. They like to decorate the house in patriotic décor. We read books about the birth of our country, the kids like to draw and do some fun patriotic themed crafts. I call it “holiday school”. We will spend a week usually doing fun things like that and getting ready to host for the big day.

Fun Holiday Themed Writing Prompts:

One of the other things I like to do during the holidays is to assign them some writing prompts. This helps to keep their writing skills and hand writing practice over summer break. Assign is more of a school/teacher word, so I guess I don’t really like to assign my kids things to do. What I do instead is to gather up a few different things for them to choose from. They usually get excited about this and are very eager and willing to participate when I make it more of a choice, and not a school assignment. 

4th of July Writing Prompts

July 4th writing prompts in a jar • WriteShop

4th of July Writing Prompts

Independence Day Writing Activities text with image examples of pages

4th of July Coloring Pages:

These are some great books to lay around the house and read aloud close to the Fourth of July: 

The 4th of July Story child\'s book cover
The Fourth of July Story
The Story of America\'s Birthday children\'s book cover
Story Of Americas Birthday
Independence Day Cake children\'s book cover
Independence Cake: A Revolutionary Confection Inspired by Amelia Simmons


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