4 Fun & Easy 4th of July Recipes for Kids

In this post, we’re sharing 4 fun and easy 4th of July recipes for kids. Break out the kiddie-sized aprons cause you’re going to have so much fun making these treats with your littles. 

It should come as no surprise, we love holidays. And the 4th of July is no exception. We also LOVE our new 4th of July collection! So we compiled this list of tasty recipes that real parents love! Grab your pajamas and get cooking with family-friendly 4th of July recipes you can create together.

Fun and Easy 4th of July Recipes for Kids

Deep-Sea Fishing Jell-O Cups

Easy to make and decorate, these Jell-O cups that Nellie has cooked up are extra sweet and festive for the 4th of July.  Your kids are going to have so much fun putting together these fishing cups, but trust me they’ll have even more fun eating them. 

Grab the recipe here

Red, White, and Blue Popsicles 

If you’re looking for something easy and refreshing on a hot July day, why not make some red, white, and blue popsicles. You really only need a couple of things to bring this treat to life. 

  1. Red, Blue, and White Gatorade
  2. Popsicle molds and sticks 

Grab your popsicle molds, pour one color of Gatorade into each mold and freeze for a few hours. Before you know if you’ll have red, white, and blue popsicles. 

If you have extra time and you want to elevate your popsicles, you can fill up each mold ⅓ with the first color, freeze overnight, pour in the next color until the mold is ⅔ full, freeze overnight and then fill the last ⅓ up with your last color. These will make popsicles with red, white, and blue stripes.  

Or if you prefer a creamier popsicle, check out this healthy version that Becky from The Cookie Rookie has created. Filled with fruit, her creamy 4th of July popsicles are sure to be a hit. They’re made from greek yogurt, bananas, blueberries, and strawberries!

Turn this family favorite into a patriotic treat!

Growing up I loved Rice Krispie Treats, and it turns out they’re a hit with my kids as well. They’re also a fairly easy treat to make, with plenty of steps that the little can handle or pass the whole activity over to older kids that can use the microwave. Turn this classic into a fun and easy 4th of July recipe for the whole family. 


  • 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal (divided)
  • 16 oz marshmallows (divided)
  • 3 tbsp margarine or butter (divided)
  • Food Coloring (red and blue/turquoise)
  1. Gather your supplies and divide the Rice Krispies and marshmallows in three for the three layers (2 cups Rice Krispies and about 2 cups marshmallows).
  2. Add marshmallows to a microwave-safe bowl along with the margarine (1 TB) for a few minutes or until they start to get big and almost touch the top of the microwave. Take them out, stir well and add the food coloring. (We started with the blue, then no food coloring, and then the red).
  3. Then add 2 cups of Rice Krispies and stir well. Press into a well-greased 9x9 pan (a 9x13 works but makes thinner treats).
  4. Repeat with no food coloring and then the red food coloring layer. Let set and enjoy!

Sparklers that are safe for all ages

Lastly, if you’ve got a star-shaped cookie cutter lying around, you’ll be able to make this fun and easy 4th of July recipe with your kids. 

We’re making 4th of July sparklers with watermelon and blueberries. All you’ll need for this one is a whole watermelon, blueberries, and wooden skewers. 

  1. Cut your watermelon into flat pieces that you can cookie cutter
  2. Wash your blueberries
  3. Cookie cut your watermelon into star shapes
  4. Push the stars onto skewers, followed by 5-6 blueberries
  5. Leave space at the end of the skewer to hold

Get those 4th of July jammies on and start a new tradition of cooking & crafting with the kids this 4th of July. Share your fun kitchen adventures with us on Instagram. And if you have a favorite fun and easy 4th of July recipe for kids, share it below!

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