There is a lot to love about celebrating the 4th of July. The weather is usually nice, the pools are open, and you can almost always find a fireworks display.
But the 4th of July can also include some risks…
Did you know that sparklers reach temperatures of 1000 degrees F and can light clothing on fire? It’s true. They might seem harmless from afar, but sparklers are not for children.
And yet, emergency rooms fill up year after with small children injured by sparklers and other fireworks.
It’s no big secret that young children are drawn to things that light up and sparkle. But that doesn’t mean that those things have to involve fire…
Below are 5 safe alternatives to sparklers and fireworks for your kid friendly 4th of July celebration:
Light Up Spinning Ball Wand: Disclaimer: We use these all year long in our house! Who says the 4th of July is the only day to celebrate our country? These are great for nighttime celebrations. The light up, they spin, and some of them might even flash. What’s not to love?
Neon Glow Sticks/Necklaces/Bracelets: They glow and you can wear them? Toddler/preschooler perfection! You can pick these up just about anywhere these days…
Red, White, and Blue Silly String: Yes, I know that this stuff is nearly impossibly to clean. But it’s very safe and super fun for little ones…and the rain will wash it away some day, right?
Glow in the Dark Bouncing Balls: What’s better than a ball that bounces super high? One that glows in the dark, of course! Ditch the traditional “ball pit” and fill a baby pool with these for a glowing nighttime celebration!
Flashlights: Never underestimate the power of a good, old fashion flashlight. They are great for exploring dark closets; walking in the dark, pretend camping, and flashlight tag! When they change colors? Even better.
Keep it safe. Keep it fun. And have an amazing 4th of July!Pin It