7 Toys to Help Celebrate the 4th of July

With the Fourth of July falling on a weekday this year, a lot of families might have even longer celebrations planned than what is typical for a holiday weekend. Since Amazon offers the awesome option of free two-day shipping (for Prime members), you can still stock up on goodies to make this year’s Independence Day the best one yet.

Lumistick Glow Necklaces

What kid doesn’t love snapping wearable glow sticks into action? Take a second to explain how the glass vial breaks upon bending allowing the hydrogen peroxide to mix with diphenyl oxalate and whatever color dye is inside the tube. The exothermic reaction is a cool science lesson for kids who can’t wait to light up the night and wear part of the festivities. Get 50 necklaces here.

Patriotic Shutter Glasses

Whether you’re hosting friends, family, or simply love to go big around the holidays, these red, white, and blue patriotic glasses will make sure everyone is ready to go for the 4th. Grab a pack of 12 and even hand them out to neighbors as you light off fireworks in the cul-de-sac.

JBL Clip 2

The JBL Clip 2 is an affordable, portable bluetooth speaker that comes in red or blue, and can easily clip to someone’s belt for great sound while lighting off fireworks. It’s sound quality is enough to be heard around the deck, or if friends are gathering in one space of the home. Plus, it can be found at many local big box stores if you need something quick.

Light Up Lightsaber

With Star Wars as a beloved franchise, it’s not hard to see how it’s permeated every bit of our lives. Mom, Dad, and even the youngest kids love wielding lightsabers and quoting lines from the movies. Let kids play with these patriotic lightsabers as mom and dad enjoy a relaxing evening in a favorite lawn chair. These particular ones even light up so parents can see which of their kids might have swayed towards the dark side and are fighting just a bit too energetically!

Plane Gliders

Let kids build their very own glider plane in red, white, and blue. They’ll practice some of the gross motor skills and then let out that energy in the backyard. Thankfully, these planes are made of foam and plastic so no one’s going to get hurt if they take off on a speedy flight.

LEGO BrickHeadz Captain America

This buildable Captain America figure from LEGO is the next best thing to the old-school G.I. Joe that many parents remember. He’s patriotic, protects us all from the bad guys, and (let’s be honest) appeals to all ages.

Flag Skin for Beats

It’s not like parents want their kids holed up inside during the holiday weekend with their headphones on, but, if a road trip is on your schedule this American flag skin for Beats Solo 2 can at least make their silence fit right in. It’s a seasonal alternative to the simple colors you’re used to seeing.



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