Celebrate Independence Day with these free 4th of July coloring pages! Get out your red, white, and blue crayons and have some fun celebrating the 4th of July this year!

These free Fourth of July coloring pages are a fun and educational way for children to learn about the history of the United States while engaging in a creative activity. These coloring pages include patriotic symbols like the American flag, fireworks, and lots of stars! 

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They make a great addition to this year’s 4th of July picnic and gives the kids something fun to do while the adults cook or talk!


4th of july coloring pages


The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is a significant holiday in the United States. This holiday commemorates the USA’s Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776.

Every year on July 4th,  Americans celebrate with parades, fireworks, barbecues, and other festive activities. It’s a fun day to celebrate but it’s also an opportunity for kids to learn more about the history of their country. 

Coloring pages are a great way to occupy kids’ hands while they listen and learn about the history behind Independence Day.


How To Use The 4th of July Coloring Sheets

Here are just a few ways to use these fun 4th of July coloring pages:

  • As part of an 4th of July learning unit for preschoolers or elementary aged kids
  • For a screen free activity for long car rides
  • As a fun kid’s activity at a 4th of July Potluck
  • As a mom and kid activity to do together on July 4th
  • For a calming activity when your child needs a quiet moment to calm or recharge
  • As a stress-relieving activity for you or your child. The act of coloring is great for reducing anxiety!
  • To occupy little hands when they have to wait ( doctor appointments, dentist, early finishers, etc.

Basically anything you can think of- just add crayons, markers, pens, color pencils and you’ve got yourself a quick and easy activity for yourself, your kids or your students!

These free printable Independence Day coloring sheets feature full page designs, which makes them perfect for all ages. They also turn into a beautiful work of art when complete!

Coloring isn’t just busy work, it’s also great for developing skills such as:

  • Imagination
  • Fine motor skills
  • Visual motor skills
  • Creativity
  • Independence

And don’t forget to allow your child to color these coloring pages in anyway they’d like. This means they don’t HAVE to stay inside the lines. They don’t have to color the flags red, white, and blue.  You can read more about my thoughts on child-led art here: The Right Way to do Crafts with Kids.


4th of july coloring pages examples


Free Printable 4th of July Coloring Pages for Kids (PDF)

There are 6 different coloring pages to choose from. They are 100% free to print and color.

Simply click the link below the image you want to download the PDF file to your device to print out.


4th of July Coloring Page #1

This is a simple coloring page featuring the words USA and a cute patriotic gnome!

It would make a great Independence Day coloring page for young kids. 

4th of July coloring page with gnome and USA

4th of July Coloring Page #2

This page features an adorable gnome holding a USA banner.

There’s also a lots of stars and balloons to color.

4th of July coloring page with gnome holding USA banner and heart balloons

4th of July Coloring Page #3

This coloring page features lots of stars and shapes to color.

It also has the message HAPPY 4th OF JULY.

4th of July coloring page with Happy 4th of July text

4th of July Coloring Page #4

This coloring page features the message Happy 4th of July.

It’s got lots of stars and a heart shaped American flag to color as well. 

4th of July coloring page with Happy 4th of July and heart shaped american flag

4th of July Coloring Page #5

Do your kids love balloons?

This coloring page features 6 patriotic balloons to color.

4th of July coloring page with patriotic balloons and 4th of July message

4th of July Coloring Page #6

The final coloring page has USA in large, patriotic letters.

It’s also got lots of 4th of july symbols such as flags, a hat, firecrackers, and more. 

4th of July coloring page with USA in large letters and patriotic symbols


You are free to use these pages for personal use at home or in the classroom. Please don’t share the file, but if you’d like to share the 4th of July coloring sheets with friends, please forward this page to them so that they can download the file themselves. This coloring book may not be used in any commercial fashion. 

While you’re doing 4th of July crafts- why not make some Fork Painted Fireworks with the kids too. Or try making these DIY Red White and Blue Patriotic Shirts!


You may also like the following 4th of July activities:

Free Printable 4th of July Sudoku

4th of July Word Searches

4th of July Scavenger Hunts

Printable 4th of July Potluck Sign Up Sheets

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