Here are a few 4th of July themed activities for the elementary computer lab to keep your students working on technology skills in the computer lab during the 4th of July holiday.
We did a whole series of guides for holiday themed computer lab activities this year. Check out our holiday activity posts tagged Monthly and Holiday Themes!
My 4th of July Activities
This resource works on so many great technology skills. While students may be familiar with using snap cubes (or counting blocks or whatever you call them) to make designs, it brings the skill to a whole new level to do it digitally. 10 4th of July designs in 4 different levels for differentiation between grade levels k-5.
Students are going to love discovering what Independence Day themed design is hidden in the spreadsheet software mystery picture and you’ll love that they are practicing so many different skills. While students may be familiar with paper and pencil mystery pictures, it takes it to a whole new level to do it digitally. Students will really master the toolbar in Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel.
Students are going to love discovering what Independence Day themed design is hidden in the hundreds chart mystery picture and you’ll love that they are practicing so many different skills. While students may be familiar with paper and pencil hundreds charts, it takes it to a whole new level to do it digitally. Students will really master the toolbar in whatever program you use.
I also have several holiday bundles that will keep your students engaged in technology tasks throughout a wide variety of celebrations. My Holiday Text Formatting Activities, Digital CVC Build and Type Secret Picture Tiles Holidays Bundle, and UNPLUGGED Coding in Social Studies – Holidays all include projects appropriate for celebrating the 4th of July.
Primary 4th of July Activities
The games are a mix of academic content and tech skills, making them perfect practice for our youngest students.
Patriotic Binary Code for Kids
Introduce your primary students to binary while they work on their visual discrimination skills with this binary project.
Middle Elementary 4th of July Activities
Google Drawing Foodie Challenge
Challenge students to create the most appetizing hamburger, hot dog, ice cream sundae, or other traditional 4th of July food using just the shapes and fill tools in Google Drawing. Show them this video for inspiration if they need it!
Design your own special effects in this fun project using gravity and cloning in Tynker. You can make your fireworks even cooler than the real thing by adding rockets and launching them or designing different types of fireworks!
Upper Elementary 4th of July Activities
Have your students attempt making 4th of July images with ASCII. ASCII artwork is created with the symbols and characters that you have available to you on your computer keyboard.
Mix Up Fireworks
Bonus! Middle/High School Activity Ideas
Replicate a Patriotic Song
Have students compose their own versions of an American-themed composition. Use Incredibox, Soundtrap, BeepBox or Song Maker in Chrome Music Lab . They can choose from classics like The Star-Spangled Banner or Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever march, as well as modern songs like Miley Cyrus’ Party in the USA.
I hope these 4th of July themed activities for the elementary computer lab help your students ring in Independence Day with a bang!