Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the passage of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. There will be picnics, parades, and fireworks going off as Americans nationwide join in the patriotic festivities. If you are on the hunt for some 4th of July activities to celebrate the day with your senior friends, you are in luck! Here are five activities that are perfect for seniors.
This activity is great for those who prefer a nice, cozy get-together, far from the heat, noise, and bustle of parades on busy streets. With a backyard barbeque, you can invite your senior friends and family over to have a good time together. The preparations can also be a fun bonding time for all, as you work together to choose the music, set up patriotic decorations, and prepare the meals. Whether you are getting involved in the backyard games, singing along to America the Beautiful, or helping to take photos of everyone at the gathering, there is a fun activity for everyone.
Picnic in a Park
A small, intimate 4th of July picnic with your senior friends at your local park can also be a great idea. Everyone can get some gentle exercise and fresh air from being outdoors. With snacks like hot dogs, sandwiches, apple pie, and refreshing fruit skewers, you are bound to have a good time catching up with your friends.
Attend a Local Parade
For those who are more adventurous, attending a local parade is easily one of the best ways you can get close to the action and watch the fireworks up close. If you are attending a local parade, be sure to stay hydrated and wear loose-fitting clothing in case it gets too warm!
Some seniors prefer to engage in the festivities while remaining indoors. Coming together to make some crafts can be a perfect activity for you and your friends. Whether it’s paper lanterns, banners, wreaths, or luminary bags, there are many fun and patriotic craft ideas that you can try out. Drop by your local craft store to get some supplies and DIY kits now!
What better way to stir up the patriotic spirit than to host a community sing-along? Popular songs include ‘America the Beautiful’, or ‘Yankee Doodle Boy’. You could also include a 4th of July bingo activity to keep things interesting. Players can listen to a song, identify its name, and find it on their bingo card. With prizes given to the winners, your bingo game is bound to be a hit among family and friends. They might even turn your sing-along into a dance party!
These are just five of the fun, exciting activities that many seniors take part in with their loved ones on the 4th of July. With a variety of indoor and outdoor options, there is bound to be an activity that you and your friends can enjoy.