The fourth of July is a time for family, friends, and fun! And what better way to celebrate than with some patriotic trivia? I’ve put together a set of printable Fourth of July trivia cards for kids. These questions are sure to test your knowledge of America’s history and culture. So print out the cards and get ready to have some fun!
With the Fourth of July coming up, it’s the perfect time to get in some patriotic fun with your kids! These printable Fourth of July trivia cards are a great way to keep them entertained (and learning) while you’re waiting for the fireworks show. They’re packed full of interesting facts and questions that will have everyone learning more about America.
These printable Fourth of July trivia cards are perfect for family game night or parties with friends. They’re also great to use as part of history studies in your homeschool or classroom.
How to Use These 4th of July Trivia Cards
To use these cards, simply print them out and cut them into individual cards. I recommend printing on heavy card stock paper for durability.
3 Different Ways to Play
There are three different ways to play these trivia cards. Choose the one that’s right for your family!
Option One: Basic Trivia
In this version, players simply take turns asking and answering questions. The player with the most correct answers at the end is the winner!
Option Two: Quiz Show Style
In this version, players compete to answer the most questions correctly. The player with the most correct answers at the end is the winner!
Option Three: Team Trivia
In this version, players team up and work together to answer the trivia questions. The team with the most correct answers at the end is the winner!
Whatever way you choose to play, we hope you have a blast! And happy Fourth of July!
24 Fourth of July Trivia Questions
- The United States of America was originally made up of how many colonies? 13
- On the original flag, in what shape were the stars laid out? Circle
- The capital of the United States is Washington DC, but it used to be… Philadelphia
- What bird did Benjamin Franklin want to be the national bird (instead of the Bald Eagle?) turkey
- Who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
- Today the American flag has how many stars? 50
- The first president of the United States was: George Washington
- How many people signed the Declaration of Independence? 56
- Who wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner?” Francis Scott Key
- What year were fireworks first used to celebrate the 4th of July? 1777
- What President was born on the 4th of July? Calvin Coolidge
- Name 3 presidents who have died on July 4th. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe
- What is considered the most American dessert? apple pie
- In what state was July 4 declared an official holiday? Massachusetts
- On what day did the majority of the people sign the Declaration of Independence? August 2, 1776
- Who was the oldest peron elected as president? Ronald Reagan
- Where is the oldest functioning airport in the USA? College Park, Maryland
- How many hot dogs are being consumed each year on the 4th of July? 150 million
- Who sewed the first US flag? Betsy Ross
- What do 13 stripes on the U.S. flag indicate? 13 original colonies
- How tall is the Statue of Liberty? 151 feet tall
- How much money is spent on fireworks every year? 211 million dollars
- Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance? Francis Bellamy
- What are the first seven words of the Declaration of Independence? “When in the course of human events…”
Free Printable Fourth of July Trivia Cards
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