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4th of July Sunday School Lessons (100% Free) Activities, Crafts, & Coloring Pages

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Download and print our 100% free activities for the 4th of July in Sunday School. God has blessed America! Let’s teach kids to respect their freedom and give thanks to God on the 4th of July.

The Fourth of July is a major holiday in the United States. It’s officially called Independence Day and is a celebration about our freedom as a nation. The Fourth ties in themes of patriotism, loyalty, thankfulness, and the belief that freedom is a gift from God.

Don’t miss the 6-page patriotic printable Bundle, free from the Sunday School Store.

Fourth of July Sunday School Lessons

Patriotic Coloring Pages: God Bless America

Patriotic 4th of July Coloring Pages

Bible Object Lesson for Independence Day

Children’s Sermon on Luke 10:1-11; 16-20. Being and Making Citizens of Heaven – Everyone is proud of their nation and it’s birthday, this lesson reminds kids they are also citizens of Heaven because they follow Jesus.

4th of July Crafts for Sunday School

“Thank You Card” Project for Kids to Bless Veterans and Public Servants

Use this printable and have children write messages or simply sign their names. Make several copies to bless the heroes in your congregation.

We Thank God for You Printable

More Freedom and Independence Themed Ideas

You could modify our lesson on Thankfulness to highlight the blessings of living in a strong, secure, and free nation like America. We also have a lesson on the Passover that deals with themes of national freedom. I know those are long shots, but someone might find them useful.

How To Make Emphasize God, Not Just Country

One danger of doing patriotic crafts in church is losing focus on God. Be sure to explain that our country is a gift from God. Not all believers live in a secure and free nation like America. At the same time, America is a nation for all people even those who do not know Jesus.  Offer prayers to God giving thanks and also pray for other nations who do not enjoy freedom. Don’t let the kids mistake patriotism for piety.

More Teaching Ideas from Churches

I asked readers to give me their best 4th of July Ideas and here is how they responded.

Sherry Maycock: If its about independence and freedom you could relate it to how we have our freedom from sin and eternal life because of Jesus death on the cross.Does that help at all?Regards Australia.C.R.C.

Lin Pearson: Tony, you are right “I never want to teach kids that patriotism = piety.” Thinking about patriotism, it can so easily descend into triumphalism, what we in the UK call jingoism ( a belligerent attitude), into empire building and a “we are the best in the world”, forgetting that every blessing our lands have is a gift from God, by his grace.
I agree with Sherry that the 4th is a day to remember real freedom and the One who bought it for us at such a cost.

Kerry Tastinger: You could also talk about Moses and the exodus.

Sherry Maycock MAYBE YOU COULD TEACH THEM ABOUT HOW THEY WERE RESCUED BY THERE INDEPENDENCE THE SAME AS GOD Rescued us. Games teach them about rescuing by using the blow up rings you float in swimming,having one pretending to be in the water and the other throwing the ring over them to rescue.Hope that this is of some assistance.Sorry about the typing its very late here 12:12am at night.Regards Australia C.R.C.

Resources Independence Day / Fourth of July

  • Children’s Sermon: Freedom from Sin through Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30)
    Use this children’s sermon object lesson to teach about Freedom from Sin. It’s perfect for the 4th of July or any other patriotic holiday. Download the message notes below and watch our example object lesson as you prepare. Message notesDownload https://youtu.be/ONpAd0KXGmQ “Happy Independence Day” Children’s Sermon on Freedom from Sin through Jesus Christ Main Objective: In the United States, freedom ...
  • “Freedom in Christ” Craft Ideas for Independence Day
    Use these easy craft ideas for your kids to celebrate the 4th of the July. These projects are focused on the theme “Freedom in Christ.” Download the craft directions below, watch our example video, and gather your supplies. Crafts-4th-of-JulyDownload https://youtu.be/cUJ2tvgd35c Fourth of July, Happy Birthday America, Independence Day…there are a lot of names the holiday goes by, ...
  • “Independence Day” Freedom Bible Lesson for Kids
    Easy Print PDF –Download Use the link above to download the complete lesson plan including craft idea. Don’t miss the 6-page patriotic printable Bundle, free from the Sunday School Store. We get pretty excited about our national pride, especially when it comes to holidays like the Fourth of July. We celebrate our independence and freedom as a ...
  • Citizens of Heaven (Luke 10:1-11; 16-20) Children's Sermon for July 4th
    Easy Print PDF –Download Children’s Sermon on Luke 10:1-11; 16-20. Being and Making Citizens of Heaven – Everyone is proud of their nation and it’s birthday, this lesson reminds kids they are also citizens of Heaven because they follow Jesus. This object lesson message is perfect for teaching on the Fourth of July weekend or any ...
  • 4th Commandment Coloring Page "Keep the Sabbath Holy"
    This PDF coloring sheet is part of the Ten Commandments Coloring Book for kids. It’s part of our large selection of free resources that teach the 10 commandments for kids. 4th Commandment Coloring (PDF)Download Fourth Commandment Coloring Page – You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy – Click above for PDF download. For ...
  • 4th of July Sunday School Lessons (100% Free) Activities, Crafts, & Coloring Pages
    Download and print our 100% free activities for the 4th of July in Sunday School. God has blessed America! Let’s teach kids to respect their freedom and give thanks to God on the 4th of July. The Fourth of July is a major holiday in the United States. It’s officially called Independence Day and is a celebration about our freedom ...
  • "Christian Flag" Snack & Craft Idea for July 4th
    This is a simple snack & craft combination we are using in our Kindergarten Sunday School class. It’s part of our 4th of July lesson plan that is focused on the freedom that Jesus gives us from sin. Supplies: graham crackers, white frosting, blue & red gel decorative icing Christian Flag Craft & Snack Directions Spread a thin ...
  • Ideas for a 4th of July Party at Kids Church
    Here’s another 4th of July idea for your children’s ministry or Sunday School. School is over but now you’ve got to contend with family vacations and lower church attendance in your ministry. There’s nothing wrong with taking a break but you do need to keep the excitement level up during the summer months. Hosting a 4th of July ...
  • “God Bless America” Coloring Page
    These coloring pages are a great teaching tool for the 4th of July. Scroll down to print them as single sheets. They are included in the 6-page patriotic printable Bundle, free from the Sunday School Store. This free coloring page for kids has the words “God bless America” written large across the sheet. It has includes ...
  • VBS Pledges: Bible, American, & Christian Flag
    Here are the traditional pledges for Vacation Bible School. No matter what 2020 VBS Theme you choose, these will help you kick start your day the right way. This download link above includes four pages: one for each individual pledge (Bible, Christian Flag, American Flag) and the combined version pictures below. Easy Print ...

4 thoughts on “4th of July Sunday School Lessons (100% Free) Activities, Crafts, & Coloring Pages”

  1. The lesson, Freedom Isn’t Free is good for those who have been born again. Yet it has no direction or invitation for the sinner to know his/her need to be born again, to die to sin, and be made alive unto eternal life through the knowledge and acceptance of Jesus’ work upon the cross. Many lessons are only geared toward telling people they are saved when they haven’t even been saved.

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    • That’s why God puts teachers like you in the classroom. Our materials are just a guide and help for your ministry. God bless.

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  2. Combined Freedom in Christ sermon with Jesus gives Freedom from Sin for 4th of July lesson. Thank you for your help. I found it very useful.

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