Oh say can you see the weekend on the horizon? And while we won’t have star-spangled kiddie parades and larger-than-life fireworks to look forward to, fun is just an easy plan away. Swap virtual 4th of July events for your traditional activities. Then, add in crafts, food and fun to round out the rest. Onward and upward!

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Get crafty
Break out the glue and put on the art smock, these red, white and blue crafts are a great place to start your 4th of July celebration. Add in festive decorations and it’s time to get this party started.

Whip up fun
While the 4th is about independence it’s also about food. So plan some patriotic meals with your crew to add flair to your celebration, or assemble celebratory snacks to nosh on throughout the day.

Phase into it
Take advantage of two kid-favorite re-openings that happened earlier this week. Plan a trip to the Seattle Aquarium to really dive in, or stroll the wide paths at Woodland Park Zoo to play catch-up with your favorite animals, furry, feathered or otherwise.

If you build it…
…they will come to the backyard. Work alongside your crew to build one of these easier-than-they-look outdoor forts. Couple it with some kid-friendly ghost stories once the sun goes down.

Yuck it up
Sign up the kids for a one-day virtual comedy camp. It’s no laughing matter!

Pass the popcorn
Whether you host it as a drive-in movie at home or queue it up from the couch, this is the weekend we’ve all been waiting for because Hamilton is finally on Disney+. Don’t have Disney+? Try one of these kid faves instead.

Get your game on
Sometimes it helps to go old school. These classic yard games add fun without complexity to your at-home, outside routine.

Full STEAM ahead
It’s elementary with these easy STEAM projects you can set up and learn from this weekend without too much prep.

Get fit
Start one of these healthy routines with the fam today. Social distance approved!

—Allison Sutcliffe