Best 4th of July Recipes for Kids

There’s only one week to go now until the 4th of July weekend so we’ve rounded up some patriotic healthy kid friendly recipes to make your meal planning a little easier. And since this is a Holiday weekend we’ve thrown in some not-so-healthy ones too!

4th of July appetizers for kids that will be perfect for the kids at the party

We’ve got some great 4th of July appetizers, including red, white and blue fruit skewers and patriotic puppy chow, and the most colourful July 4th desserts including red, white and blue ice cream sandwiches that the kids will have a blast decorating!

Keep reading to see the best 4th of July recipes for kids we could find online!

4th of July appetizers for kids

Read our disclosure policyIf you’re throwing a party then you’ll want to think about 4th of July appetizers for the kids as well as the grown ups.

While it’s too dangerous for them to help out with grilling the meat the children can have fun making these patriotic appetizers that they can then enjoy with their friends.

1. 4th of July toast

I know, toast isn’t really an appetiser, but it looks so amazing I couldn’t not include it! Can you think of a better way to kick off your 4th of July celebrations than with some 4th of July toast?

2. Red, white and blue fruit skewers

You could actually eat these red, white and blue fruit skewers as a July 4th appetizer or dessert because alongside the blueberries and strawberries are little cubes of yummy angel cake!

3. Star shaped fruit salad

I bet you’ve never thought of using a cookie cutter to make watermelon shapes before right? Well grab a star shaped cutter and let the kids have fun making this star shaped fruit salad.

4. Decorated dip with red and blue cracker crumb stars

No 4th of July appetizers for kids list is complete without a patriotic dip and this one with it’s red and blue cracker crumb stars looks incredible!

5. Patriotic puppy chow

Let’s finish off our list of 4th of July appetizers for kids with this wonderful patriotic puppy chow. It looks yummy and the kids will love sharing it with their friends.

4th of July desserts for kids

Colourful desserts just perfect for a 4th of July party - including some healthy kid friendly recipes and some not so healthy ones!

July 4th desserts are just the most spectacular, and on how many other days of the year do you the excuse eat something that’s red, white and blue?

There are so many wonderful 4th of July desserts for kids to enjoy that I struggled to narrow it down to just five!

1. Patriotic yoghurt pops

Let’s start with the healthy choice. These delicious patriotic yogurt pops which will be perfect to cool the kids down on a hot 4th of July and they are stuffed full of natural fruit.

The red, white and blue comes from the strawberries, yoghurt and blueberries, and if you have any ingredients yet you can mix them together to make a yummy smoothie!

2. American flag donuts

Next I just had to share these awesome American flag donuts, don’t they just scream July 4th desserts?

The kids are just going to gobble these up, and since you’re a busy mom I won’t tell anyone if you just buy the donuts from the store and then follow Beth’s instructions to decorate them!

3. Pretzel rod sparklers

Are you having fireworks to top off your 4th of July celebrations? If you are then these pretzel rod sparklers will make the perfect accompaniment.

Paige advocates buying the pretzel rods from the store, and you could get the kids to help you decorate them ahead of the party. When you’re done display them in a jar or wrap them in cellophane for a great party gift.

4. Red, white and blue ice cream sandwiches

Another wonderful July 4th dessert to help the kids cool off are these very patriotic red, white and blue ice cream sandwiches!

Whether you bake the shortbread cookies yourself using Tatanisha’s recipe, or you cheat and pick some up at the store, I think this would be a wonderful 4th of July kid’s activity. Lay the cookies and ice cream out on the table, with the ingredients they need to decorate them and let them have a blast designing their own sandwiches. These tiny red, white and blue star sprinkles would be the perfect addition to those ice cream sandwiches!

5. Patriotic rice krispy treat pops

I don’t think a 4th of July desserts for kids list can be complete without patriotic rice krispy treat pops, do you?

If you’re looking for a no fuss treat to make for a July 4th party then these are the perfect choice. Oh and if you pin the recipe you could make these for Halloween, Valentines or Christmas just by switching the colours!

There you have it, the best 4th of July recipes for kids that we could find to make planning your July 4th party a bit easier. Which ones do you think you’ll make with your kids?

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  1. says

    So many good heathy ideas here! I’m loving the Star shaped fruit salad! Just gotta use some imagination & the possibilities are endless on how to use these awesome ideas! :D – I’m thinking purple cuz Sumi is all into purple right now :P

  2. says

    These are all colorful, adorable and bound to be delicious ideas to get kids excited about what they are eating.

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  3. says

    What a great collection of recipes, Clare! There’s some wonderful ideas for 4th of July here. Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned :-)

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