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13Jun2024

Father’s Day is almost here! We can’t forget about the special men in our lives. They should be celebrated just as much as mothers. Since my husband loves to grill, I figured making a grill handprint card would be perfect. This Father’s Day craft was inspired by Our Kid Things DIY keepsake card. I love that you can customize this card to make it special. Choose dad’s favorite color to make their grill handprint card. Don’t forget to write a sweet message inside to make dad feel super special.

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Supplies for Grill Handprint Card

  • Cardstock
  • Glue
  • Craft sticks
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Grill card template
  • Cricut (optional)

Directions

  1. First, download the grill template. Cut out all the pieces. Trace the large circle on red or black cardstock and the spatula on grey.
  2. Next, glue the white circle in the center of the black circle. Then fold the circles in half.
  3. Use a black marker to draw slots on the spatula.
  4. Attach the craft sticks together using tacky glue or a hot glue gun.
  5. Glue the spatula to the front of the card.
  6. Trace two handprints. One on red and one orange paper. Then cut out the handprints.
  7. Glue the handprints together at the thumbs. Then glue the handprints behind the fold of the grill card.
  8. Finally, write your Happy Father’s Day message on the inside of the card.

You can write in the card, anything that uses the word “grill” in fun way. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Dad, you’re the grill master of our hearts!
  • Have a “Grill”-y Great Father’s Day!
  • Dad, you’re our BBQ hero!
  • Thanks for always bringing the heat!
  • You’re a Grill-iant Dad!
  • Dad, you’re a flame-tastic griller!
  • You’re a “Grill”-y Great Dad!
  • From your Grilling Buddy!
grill handprint card for Father's Day

You can find these adorable books for Father’s Day on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit a local book shop.

  • My Dad by Susan Quinn
  • Girl Dad by Sean Williams
  • My Dad Loves Me by Sara Miller
  • I Love You, Daddy by Jilliam Harker
  • Daddy Is My Hero by Dawn Richards
  • Some Daddies by Carol Gordon Ekster
  • My Dad Is Amazing! by Sabrina Moyle
  • How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan
  • Dad And Me Setting Farts Free by Jane Bexley
  • Daddy’s Zigzagging Bedtime Story by Alan Lawrence Sitomer

If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, check out my Pinterest board for things to make with the kids. Also, visit this board for breakfast or brunch ideas to celebrate Father’s Day. Looking for more ways to celebrate Father’s Day? You might also like:

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30 Indoor Activities for Kids

Guide to Bonnet Springs Park

Florida Children’s Museum

Indoor Play Areas in Tampa Bay

FREE Father's Day Coloring Pages for Kids

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10Jun2024

This post was written by Gloria Ramirez for Yombu

Making its debut in 1999, quirky and innocent SpongeBob SquarePants has captivated audiences young and old with his infectious laugh and wacky adventures. Currently, in its 14th season, the series has inspired several movies and spin-offs throughout its duration.

Unsurprisingly, little ones continue to follow the antics of Bikini Bottom’s most lovable resident. Today, we’ll explore how to plan a wacky SpongeBob SquarePants party and the Party Decor, Food, Cake, Activities and Invites you need to make your next SpongeBob Birthday Bash a success.

Nautical Décor

Create an underwater world fit for SpongeBob and all his friends by using green crepe paper to resemble seaweed. Simply twist and attach vertical pieces to a wall. Transparent balloons can be hung to look like water bubbles. Attach pink crepe paper pieces to pink balloons to create the famous jellyfish SpongeBob is always after.

An arch with two shades of blue and a few yellow balloons can be a focal point for the cake or snacks table. Decorate with pineapples and starfish to continue with the Bikini Bottom theme. Nautical decorations, such as a life preserver and fishing net can also add to the overall ambiance of the party.

You can also use a battery-operated bubble maker to add to the underwater atmosphere.

Silly Food

Don’t forget to keep your little guests fueled throughout the festivities. Here are some easy snack ideas you can serve during the party.

Snacks

  • Mrs. Puff’s Puffs – Make individual cheese puffs bags or serve them in a bowl.
  • Plankton Jello Cups – Add an eye and an angry eyebrow above it to green Jello cups to resemble Mr. Crab’s archnemesis, Plankton.
  • Pineapple Fruit Bowl – SpongeBob’s pineapple home can be hollowed out and used to serve as a fruit bowl. Attach a few windows for added whimsy.
  • Cookies – Character cookies are sure to make a splash!
  • Gummy Worms – Add them to a ‘Chum Bucket’ and you’re ready to go!

Food

  • Krabby Patty – No SpongeBob SquarePants party is complete without the food he’s most famous for cooking!
  • Chum On-a-Stick – Mini corndogs can be an easy alternative meal for your party.
  • Sea Snails – Pigs in a blanket can resemble sea snails and keep with the underwater theme.

Cake

An underwater-decorated cake topped with SpongeBob characters seems like an easy choice. However, you can also opt for a yellow, rectangular cake decorated to look like SpongeBob SquarePants himself. If you want to go above and beyond, a pineapple-shaped cake would make for a unique treat.

If you’d rather go for cupcakes or cake pops, keeping with the theme and decorating them as the series characters can also be a fun delight.

SpongeBob Kids Party Decor
SpongeBob Kids Party Invites
SpongeBob Party Snacks

‘Chummy’ Invitations

There are so many ways to have fun with invitations to a SpongeBob party. Choose your kiddo’s favorite character and base it on that. Or go with a nautical theme to tie everything together. Let your imagination make waves! Yombu can also help if you are pressed for time or inspiration.

Lively Games & Activities

No party is complete without some fun and games. Keep the kiddos occupied with these ideas.

  • Jellyfish Catching – Create a Jellyfish Field with pink balloons and pink paper streamers. Attach the balloons to the ground. Hand the kiddos catching nets and see who can catch the most in a timed competition.
  • SpongeBob Bean Bag Toss – Decorate a large box to look like Mr. SquarePants. Cut an opening for the mouth and let the games begin!
  • Inflatable Pool – Add moist sand to an inflatable pool and add a few beach toys for the kiddos to play. Alternatively, you can add water and some rubber toys for them to go fishing.
  • Treasure Hunt – Make a map and have the kiddos find the treasure.

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SpongeBob was created for Children aged 6–11 years old. But that doesn’t mean younger Children can’t watch the show or that a SpongeBob themed Birthday Bash isn’t applicable for younger Children and Toddlers.

We have taken part in SpongeBob themed events for all ages of Children and believe that it is a fun and colorful theme that captures the imagination of any age group from teens to toddlers.

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6Jun2024

June is almost here, which means it’s about time to celebrate Juneteenth! There are plenty of family-friendly activities in the Tampa Bay area to help you honor Black culture and Black history. I’ve created a list of exciting Juneteenth events happening in the Tampa Bay area. Keep reading to learn about events that offer a variety of activities to enjoy with the entire family. Some of these events may require you to register early.

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IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT JUNETEENTH

  • Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.
  • Emancipation Park is a 10-acre land bought for $800 in 1872 by 4 former slaves to celebrate Juneteenth.
  • Juneteenth became a US federal holiday in 2021.
  • Opal Lee is known as the “grandmother” of Juneteenth.
  • Ben Haith designed the original Juneteenth flag in 1997.
  • Red is an important color in Juneteenth celebrations.

JUNETEENTH EVENTS IN TAMPA BAY

R.O.C. the Block Juneteenth Festival

Families will experience live music, performances, and entertainment as well as food and retail vendors. There will be a video game truck, petting zoo, basketball court and more! A dazzling fireworks show will end the day’s celebrations with a bang!

  • Location: 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607 (Raymond James Stadium)
  • Dates and Hours: Saturday, June 15 | 3:00 pm-9:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Juneteenth Street Festival

Enjoy fun activities designed for all ages. Engage in games, interactive exhibits, live performances and creative workshops that celebrate the rich heritage and resilience of the African American community.

  • Location: 1125 W Spruce St, Tampa, FL 33607
  • Dates & Hours: Saturday, June 8 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Tampa Museum of Art Juneteenth Cultural Celebration 

Prepare for a lively community celebration of Juneteenth, with art-making activities, live music and performances, family portraits, local vendors, and more!

  • Location: 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
  • Dates & Hours: Saturday, June 15 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
Juneteenth Events in Tampa Bay, Juneteenth event at Tampa Museum of Art

AfroCAN 2024: Juneteenth Fest

Get your picnic blankets ready and dress in your chic Afro-inspired attire. This is a revolutionary summer-time chic festival celebrating Black excellence and culture. There will be live music, local vendors and so much more!

  • Location: 1000 E Harrison Street Tampa, FL 33603 (Perry Harvey Park)
  • Dates & Hours: Sunday, June 16 | 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Cost: FREE w/rsvp | The Experience Pass $40 | Premium VIP: $75

Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony and Festival

Join Tampa Mayor, Jane Castor, and community members in raising the Juneteenth flag during this exciting celebration with entertainment, FREE food and various vendors. (Free food while supplies last).

  • Location: 2555 East Hanna Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610
  • Dates & Hours: Friday, June14 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Tampa Police Department & the Black History Committee Juneteenth Summer Block Party

Celebrate Juneteenth alongside the Tampa Police Department and the Black History Committe. There will be food trucks, games, prizes and more.

  • Location: 1000 E Harrison Street Tampa, FL 33603 (Perry Harvey Park)
  • Dates & Hours: Wednesday, June 19 | 4:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Juneteenth Pints of Science and Vendor Fair

Enjoy an evening of Black culture, history, and a community expert panel that will provide quick sessions on art, history, and healthcare!

  • Location: 810 East Skagway Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604 (New World Tampa)
  • Dates & Hours: Tuesday, June18 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Enoch Davis Center Annual Juneteenth Celebration

This is a celebration for the whole family. The event will include delicious food, music, poetry, dancing, activities for all ages, giveaways and community resources.

  • Location: 1111 18th Avenue So, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
  • Dates & Hours: Saturday, June 1 | 10:00 am – 1:00pm
  • Cost: FREE

WBTT Juneteenth Arts Festival

Vendors will be present and live performances will be going on throughout the day, including a dance presentation by Monessa Salley from Sarasota Contemporary Dance and musical numbers by WBTT’s Stage of Discovery students. A free performance of WBTT’s summer production, “Coconut Cake,” will round out the festival experience.

  • Location: 1012 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Dates & Hours: Sunday, June 16 | 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Freedom Fest

This will be a fun celebration for the entire family. Bring your lawn chairs and good vibes! There will be live music, raffles, giveaways and more!

  • Location: 1 Tropicana Dr, St Petersburg, FL 33705 (Tropicana Field Lot 1)
  • Dates & Hours: Saturday, June 15 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Sankofa Juneteenth Freedom Festival

This is a Juneteenth celebration for the entire family. There will be lots of vendors, food trucks, music & entertainment.

  • Location: 1924 E Comanche Ave, Tampa, FL 33610
  • Dates & Hours: Wednesday, June 19 | 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

USF Black Alumni Society Juneteenth Celebration

This is a celebration of culture and community that is fun for the whole family. The event will include delicious food vendors, jazz music, dancers, and several panels.

  • Location: 4202 E. Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33620 (Sam and Martha Gibbons Alumni Center)
  • Dates & Hours: Saturday, June 15 | 11:00 am – 6:00pm
  • Cost: FREE

Juneteenth Music Festival

The live outdoor concert will feature headliner Shawn Brown as well as the Beat Down Band. You will also be entertained by Siobhan Monique and Nathan Mitchell. There will be a special Kids Corner with several activities for children of all ages, including a playground, face painting, a hockey shooting rink hosted by our very own Tampa Bay Lightning, and appearances by superhero characters like Marvel Entertainment’s Black Panther and Captain America!

  • Location: 480 Bayshore Dr SE, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 (Albert Whitted Park)
  • Dates & Hours: Saturday, June 15 | 4:00 pm – 9:00pm
  • Cost: Children ages 0 to 12 are free! Event tickets are $35

Gospel Fest & Old-Fashioned Soul Food Picnic

This will be a Juneteenth Gospel Fest featuring some of the Tampa Bay’s most talented soul-soothing gospel singers and some of the region’s best soul food.

  • Location: 2901 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg FL 33712
  • Dates & Hours: Sunday, June 16 | 4:00 pm – 6:00pm
  • Cost: FREE

City of Dunedin Juneteenth Celebration

Experience live music and performances, craft and food vendors, and more. You will be honoring this holiday as a day of recognition, restoration, and celebration.

  • Location: 420 Main St., Dunedin, FL 34698 (John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park)
  • Dates & Hours: Saturday, June 15 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Union Park & Union Park East 5th Annual Juneteenth Family Day Celebration

Grab your family, lunch, tents/chairs and enjoy a wonderful Juneteenth celebration.

  • Location: 32904 Pez Landing Lane, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 (The Landing at Union Park)
  • Dates & Hours: Wednesday, June 19 | TBD
  • Cost: FREE

4th Annual Juneteenth Community Celebration

This will be an enriching event that will honor history, celebrate freedom and foster and sense of togetherness. Some of the activities include health screenings, family fun zone, game truck, food vendors, music, local vendors and Juneteenth pageant.

  • Location: 38724 Mudcat Grant Blvd, Dade City, FL 33523 (The Lewis Abraham Boys & Girls Club)
  • Dates & Hours: Saturday, June 22 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE
Juneteenth Events in Tampa Bay, Black people playing the drums

Learn about Juneteenth with these awesome books for kids and teens. You can find these books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

  • A Flag for Juneteenth by Kim Taylor
  • Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
  • Jayylen’s Juneteenth Surprise by Lavaille Lavette
  • Juneteenth Jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • The History of Juneteenth by Arlisha Norwood PhD
  • Juneteenth by Drew Nelson & Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  • Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free by Alice Faye Duncan
  • Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
  • All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson
  • The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States by Alliah L. Agostini

Looking for easy and engaging Juneteenth activities for your family? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

Juneteenth Printable Activity Bundle by Crafting a Fun Life Etsy Shop

Watch the video below to see how to make 6 Juneteenth crafts with your family. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun content!

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Juneteenth Word Hunt Sensory Bin

Mosaic Juneteenth Flag

Juneteenth Pasta Necklace

FREE Printable Juneteenth Coloring Pages for kids, teens and adults

Watch the video below to see my experience of the Travails and Triumphs exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun content!

What are your plans for Freedom Day? Do you know of any fun Juneteenth events happening in the Tampa Bay area? Let me know in the comments below.

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6Jun2024

Celebrate Juneteenth with this easy torn paper Pan-African flag craft. Although this is not the official flag of Freedom Day, it is often used to represent the liberation of Black people. This activity is great for little hands because they can work on their fine motor skills. I love that this craft doesn’t require a lot of supplies and is affordable. It can be completed at home, summer camp or any Juneteenth celebration. Scroll down to get started!

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Supplies for Torn Paper Pan-African Flag

  • Construction paper
  • White cardstock
  • Glue

Directions

  1. First, gather all your supplies to make this torn paper Juneteenth flag.
  2. Next, let your kids tear red, black and green construction paper into small pieces.
  3. Finally, use a glue stick to apply the pieces of paper to the white cardstock. Start with red at the top, then black and green.

Watch the video below to see how I made this torn paper Pan-African flag craft to celebrate Juneteenth. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun content!

Learn about Juneteenth with these awesome books for kids and teens. You can find these books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

  • A Flag for Juneteenth by Kim Taylor
  • Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
  • Jayylen’s Juneteenth Surprise by Lavaille Lavette
  • Juneteenth Jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • The History of Juneteenth by Arlisha Norwood PhD
  • Juneteenth by Drew Nelson & Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  • Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free by Alice Faye Duncan
  • Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
  • All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson
  • The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States by Alliah L. Agostini

Looking for easy and engaging Juneteenth activities for your family? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

Juneteenth Printable Activity Bundle by Crafting a Fun Life Etsy Shop

Looking for Juneteenth crafts or activities? You might also like:

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Cardboard Juneteenth Flag Craft

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Craft Stick Pan-African Flag

Juneteenth Flag Fizzy Painting

Cotton Ball Juneteenth Flag Painting

DIY Beaded Bracelet for Juneteenth

Paper Plate Juneteenth Flag

Smush Paint Juneteenth Craft

Juneteenth Craft Stick Bracelet

Puffy Paint Pan-African Flag

Juneteenth Word Hunt Sensory Bin

Toilet Paper Roll Juneteenth Craft

Mosaic Juneteenth Flag

Juneteenth Pasta Necklace

FREE Printable Juneteenth Coloring Pages for kids, teens and adults

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6Jun2024

Celebrate Freedom Day with this simple Juneteenth flag suncatcher craft. All you need are a few supplies including my free Juneteenth flag template. This is a great activity for toddlers, preschoolers, elementary schoolers and older kids. You can decorate your windows or sliding glass doors. Make this easy art project to celebrate Juneteenth with your family.

Love this Juneteenth flag suncatcher craft for kids? Subscribe via E-mail to stay updated on the latest posts. Also, follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more amazing content. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!

Supplies for Juneteenth Flag Suncatcher

  • Juneteenth flag template
  • Scissors
  • Clear contact paper
  • Recycled tissue paper
  • White cardstock
  • Cricut (optional)

Direction

  1. First, download and print the FREE Juneteenth flag template then cut. If you have a cutting machine, choose a Juneteenth flag image in your design space then cut. Set aside.
  2. Next, allow your child to use safety scissors to cut the red, white and blue tissue paper into small pieces. If you’re not comfortable with your child using scissors, let them tear the tissue paper by hand.
  3. Cut a piece of clear contact paper that is larger than the Juneteenth flag template then peel off the backing. Carefully place your Juneteenth flag template on top of the contact paper. Your child will need help with this step.
  4. Cover the inside of the Juneteenth flag with the tissue paper pieces. Blue belongs at the top and red belongs at the bottom.
  5. Carefully peel off the back of another contact paper and place it on top of the Juneteenth flag, sticky side down. Smooth it out to get rid of any creases or bubbles. Your child may need help with this step.
  6. Finally, cut out the Juneteenth flag suncatcher. Use double-sided tape to stick to a window or sliding glass door.

Watch the video below to see how I made this Juneteenth flag suncatcher craft to celebrate Freedom Day. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun content!

Learn about Juneteenth with these awesome books for kids and teens. You can find these books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

  • A Flag for Juneteenth by Kim Taylor
  • Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
  • Jayylen’s Juneteenth Surprise by Lavaille Lavette
  • Juneteenth Jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • The History of Juneteenth by Arlisha Norwood PhD
  • Juneteenth by Drew Nelson & Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  • Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free by Alice Faye Duncan
  • Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
  • All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson
  • The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States by Alliah L. Agostini

Looking for easy and engaging Juneteenth activities for your family? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

Juneteenth Printable Activity Bundle by Crafting a Fun Life Etsy Shop

Looking for Juneteenth crafts or activities? You might also like:

Top Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth

Cardboard Juneteenth Flag Craft

Handprint Juneteenth Flag Craft

Craft Stick Juneteenth Flag

Puffy Paint Juneteenth Flag

DIY Juneteenth Confetti Poppers

Craft Stick Pan-African Flag for Juneteenth

Juneteenth Flag Fizzy Painting

Cotton Ball Juneteenth Flag Painting

Juneteenth Word Hunt Sensory Bin

Puffy Paint Pan-African Flag

Toilet Paper Roll Juneteenth Craft

Mosaic Juneteenth Flag

Juneteenth Pasta Necklace

FREE Printable Juneteenth Coloring Pages for kids, teens and adults

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6Jun2024

School is out and it’s time to have a wonderful summer! There’s nothing like going to the beach for a fun day in the sun with your family. However, when you are traveling with small children, there are some important beach essentials that you can’t leave behind. Being prepared for a day at the beach with kids helps ensure everyone enjoys themselves. I have created a nice check list for families who will be spending a lot of time at the beach this summer. Check out all the details below!

Love these beach essentials guide for families? Make sure to subscribe via E-mail to stay updated on the latest posts. Also, you can follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more amazing content. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!

BEACH ESSENTIALS FOR FAMILIES

SUNSCREEN

It’s so important to have at least two bottles of sunscreen especially when planning a full day of fun in the sun. Yes, that includes Black people. We need sunscreen too! Apply it early and often. Everyone has a personal preference between cream or spray. Make sure you do research to find the best one for your family.

  • La Roche-Posay 
  • The Mineral Melt 
  • Mele Sunscreen Oil 
  • Black Girl Sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Beach Defense
  • EltaMD UV Sheer Sunscreen
  • Cay Skin Isle Glow Body Lotion 
  • BLUE LIZARD Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen
  • Cetaphil Sheer 100% Mineral Liquid Sunscreen
  • Coppertone Pure and Simple Mineral Sunscreen
beach essentials for families, sunscreen

BEACH UMBRELLA / CANOPY

Having a shaded spot for the family is important because it can get so hot at the beach. Make sure to get an umbrella or canopy that is big enough for the entire family. This will make eating lunch more enjoyable as well as relaxing. It is also perfect if your little ones decide to take a nap at the beach.

  • Large Beach Umbrella
  • Duerer Beach Umbrella
  • AMMSUN Beach Cabana
  • OutdoorMaster Pop Up Beach Tent
  • Rhino Valley Beach Tent Sun Shelter
beach essentials for families, beach umbrella

FOLDING CHAIR

A good folding chair can make a difference when you’re at the beach with your family. Folding chairs provides the ultimate place to sit back and relax. I recommend beach chairs that are portable, easy to unfold and repack as well as comfortable.

  • Ostrich Deluxe 3 in 1 Beach Chair
  • Caribbean Joe Folding Beach Chair
  • Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Recliners
  • Brace Master Beach Chair Camping Chair
  • KingCamp Folding Backpack Beach Chair
  • Homevative Folding Backpack Beach Chair
  • Rio Beach Kid’s 5-Position Lay Flat Backpack Folding Beach Chair
  • Tommy Bahama 5-Position Classic Lay Flat Folding Backpack Beach Chair
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BEACH WAGON

I know it may seem like another big thing to carry to the beach, but this will save your family multiple trips to the car. Load it up with your beach chairs, towels, cooler and bag. Make sure to get a wagon with wide, chunky wheels that will easily roll over the sand.

  • Sekey Collapsible Foldable Wagon
  • MacSports Heavy Duty Collapsible Wagon
  • BEAU JARDIN Folding Beach Wagon Cart
  • Uyittour Collapsible Heavy Duty Folding Wagon Cart
  • TIMBER RIDGE Large Capacity Folding Double Decker Wagon
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REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE

Don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle to the beach especially for the kids. Between the super-hot sun and the salt water, it’s so easy to get dehydrated while at the beach with your family. Make sure to get one that is insulated, durable and easy to clean.

  • YETI Rambler 18 oz Bottle
  • RAYMYLO Insulated Water Bottle
  • IRON °FLASK Sports Water Bottle
  • CIVAGO 32 oz Insulated Water Bottle
  • STANLEY IceFlow Stainless Steel Tumbler
  • Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle
  • Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Standard Mouth Water Bottle
  • Coleman FreeFlow Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

BEACH TOYS

If you have little ones in your family, they will love playing with beach toys. I love to keep an assortment of buckets and shovels for my kids. You can also bring a football or frisbee to keep the older kids entertained.

  • 18-pc Beach Toys
  • Toss and Catch Ball
  • Silicone Beach Toys
  • Collapsible Beach Toys
  • Beach Toy Mesh Beach Bag
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FIRST AID KIT

Having a first aid kit is essential for a beach trip with kids. It’s always good to be prepared. You may not need it but if you do, you’ll be happy you brought it with you to the beach.

  • Protect Life First Aid Kit
  • AMORNING Travel First Aid Kit
  • Water-Resistant Hard Shell First Aid Kit
  • Be Smart Get Prepared 110 pc First Aid Kit
  • Carlebben Medical First Aid Kit Utility Pouch
  • Johnson & Johnson All-Purpose Portable Compact First Aid Kit
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BEACH TOWELS

Make sure to bring enough towels for everyone. No one wants to share a sandy or wet towel with their siblings or parents. A thick beach towel is a must-have for a beach day with the family. They are perfect for drying off as well as laying down on the sand.

  • Utopia Towels
  • Dock & Bay Beach Towel
  • Touchat 2 Pack Beach Towel
  • Fluffy Oversized Beach Towel
  • Exclusivo Mezcla Large Beach Towels
  • Ben Kaufman 100% Cotton Velour Towels
  • Amazon Basics Cabana Stripe Beach Towel
  • LULUHOME Plush Oversized Beach Towel
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INSULATED COOLER

When you have kids, going to the beach without food is not a good idea. I like to pack fruits and other snacks for my kids. Make sure to have a nice, insulated cooler. It needs to be large enough to carry plenty of snacks for the day and keep things cold.

  • YETI Roadie 48 Wheeled Cooler
  • Lanedo Soft-Sided Cooler-Collapsible
  • YETI Tundra Haul Portable Wheeled Cooler
  • Coleman 316 Series Insulated Portable Cooler
  • EVERFUN Small Cooler Bag Insulated Beach Cooler
  • TOURIT Insulated Soft Cooler Large Collapsible Cooler Bag

BEACH BAG

Nothing is more important than bringing a bag to the beach. It will hold most of your beach essentials. A beach bag will also hold important valuables. Make sure you get a bag that is waterproof and doesn’t allow sand to get trapped inside of it.

  • Mesh Sand Free Bag
  • Lubardy Beach Bag
  • Mesh Beach Bag Family
  • Iioscre Mesh Beach Tote Bag
  • GOTDYA Extra Large Beach Bag
  • BOGG BAG Original Waterproof Washable Open Tote
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Here’s a beach check list you can download. If I forgot anything, make sure to leave a comment below!

You can find these adorable beach-themed books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit a local book shop.

  • Beach Day by Karen Roosa
  • On the Beach by Allison Black
  • Day at the Beach by Tom Booth
  • A Beach Tail by Karen Lynn Williams
  • Sandy Feet! Whose Feet? by Susan Wood
  • This Beach Is Loud! by Samantha Cotterill
  • JoJo & GranGran Go to the Beach by Pat-a-Cake
  • Ty’s Travels: Beach Day! by Kelly Starling Lyons
  • The Sandcastle That Lola Built by Megan Maynor
  • Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean & Kimberly Dean

Here is a list of my favorite beaches in the Tampa Bay area:

  • Siesta Key
  • St. Pete Beach
  • Coquina Beach
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Fort De Soto Park
  • Anna Maria Island
  • Indian Rocks Beach
  • Honeymoon Island State Park
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You can find these adorable summer books for kids on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit a local book shop.

  • Camp by Kayla Miller
  • I See Summer by Charles Ghigna
  • Cannonball by Sacha Cotter
  • Summer Is for Cousins by Rajani LaRocca
  • It Began with Lemonade by Gideon Sterer
  • Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Summer: A Pop-Up Book by David A. Carter
  • And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner
  • Summer Vacation, Here I Come! by D. J. Steinberg
  • The Wonders of Summer by Kealy Connor Lonning

Looking for easy and engaging summer activities for kids? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

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6Jun2024

Summer is here! Many families are planning to spend a lot of time outdoors. A classic summer activity is having a picnic in the park. Thankfully, we have so many beautiful places for families to enjoy some fresh air and a delicious meal. Whether you’re looking for a spot with views of the water or a chance to run into wildlife, there are so many amazing places to enjoy a picnic in Tampa Bay.

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Best Places to Enjoy a Picnic in Tampa Bay

I made sure to include places that may have a playground, splash pad, trail or other activities for the family. If your family is not interested in sitting on a blanket to eat, some of these places may have picnic tables or shelters available.

Here are some options for picnic baskets and blankets.

  • LIQING 35L Large Picnic Basket
  • Fern & Soul Picnic Backpack for 4
  • Extra Large Picnic Outdoor Blanket
  • GOOD GAIN Waterproof Picnic Blanket

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

This park is located in downtown Tampa. A picnic here will give your family a nice view of the Hillsborough River. You can set up under a tree near the playground or the spacious lawn by the Glazer Children’s Museum. If the children want to cool off, there’s a splash pad nearby.

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Largo Central Park

101 Central Park Dr, Largo, FL 33771

If you’re looking for a picnic spot near a cool playground, check out Largo Central Park. This is a popular park with a 2.5-acre beautiful lawn space and over 1,000 shade trees. There are 8 picnic pavilions if you prefer to sit at a table.

Carrollwood Village Park

4680 West Village Drive, Tampa, FL 33624

This is one of my family’s favorite parks to visit. It provides fun for the whole family and perfect for all ages. There is a covered pavilion with 4 picnic tables that is close to the bathrooms. After having a nice picnic, the kids can enjoy the cool playground or splash pad. You can also take a stroll along the walking trails.

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park

1001 N Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Are you looking for a park that has it all? This 25-acre park has several picnic pavilions as well as a benches along the Hillsborough River. There are plenty of shaded areas to set up your picnic with the family. My kids love spending time at the playground and splash pad. You can also enjoy the park’s sports courts.

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Philippe Park

2525 Phillippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

There is plenty of shade from oak trees at this park which makes it a great spot for a picnic with the family. Prefer to sit at a table? There are 8 picnic shelters with grills. Kids can enjoy the playgrounds that are located in this park.

Lettuce Lake Park

6920 E Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33637

A picnic at Lettuce Lake Park will be memorable. They have plenty of space (240 acres) to find a quiet area for a picnic. There are wooded picnic areas where you can enjoy a nice meal with your family surrounded by nature. After your picnic, you can take a stroll along the wooden boardwalk that leads to an observation tower. This park also has nature center and two playgrounds that the kids will enjoy. FYI: there’s a $2 entrance fee per car up to 8 people.

Plant Park

399 W John F Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

This is a beautiful park with an amazing view of the Hillsborough River. My husband surprised me with a luxury picnic experience at this park for Mother’s Day a few years ago. There was plenty of shade from the trees and a nice breeze. We also spotted some dolphins which was an exciting experience for everyone. You can take a stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk once your family is finished eating.

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Vinoy Park

701 Bayshore Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

If you’re looking for a park with incredible water views, you have to check out Vinoy Park. It is located in downtown St. Pete. This park has lots of beautiful open green spaces with lots of trees that provides shade. If you’re lucky, you may get a chance to see dolphins.

Edgewater Park

51 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698

This 4-acre park has beautiful views of the marina and plenty of picnic tables in the shade to have a wonderful picnic. There are playgrounds to keep the kids entertained after their meal.

Coachman Park

300 Cleveland St, Clearwater, FL 33755

There is plenty of space at Coachman Park to set up a picnic. It is located in downtown Clearwater with amazing water views. There are shade structures, restrooms, splash pad and a cool playground. You can take a stroll along the trail and check out some impressive large-scale art murals. This park will provide your family with wonderful day out.

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Water Works Park

1710 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

The festival lawn at Water Works Park is the perfect spot to set up a picnic. You will get a nice view of the Hillsborough River and get a chance to people watch. There is a nice playground and splash pad nearby. You can avoid the heat by setting up your picnic at the covered picnic tables.

Picnic Island Park

7409 Picnic Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33616

If you’re looking for a waterfront experience, your family will love this park. You can set up your picnic on the beach or the grass. There are also plenty of shaded picnic tables if you’re not a fan of sitting on the ground. Restrooms are available and there’s a playground for the kids.

Cypress Point Park

5620 W Cypress St, Tampa, FL 33607

The park features plenty of green space to set up a nice picnic with the family. There is also a pavilion with picnic tables. The park has a cool playground for the kids that features swings, slides and monkey bars.

St. Pete Pier

800 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

My family loves visiting the St. Pete Pier. There is so much to do and something for everyone in the family. You will be able to find plenty of spaces to set up your picnic. The Family Park has plenty of trees that will provide shade for your family. After finishing your meal, visit the playgrounds, splash pad, spa beach or Discovery Center.

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Watch this video to get a preview of what it’s like to visit The St. Pete Pier. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more fun content!

Tips for a Perfect Picnic in Tampa Bay

  • Check the weather: Always check the forecast (it’s Florida) and plan accordingly.
  • Pack Essentials: Bring a reusable and insulated water bottle, blanket, Bluetooth speaker, extra water, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first-aid kit.
  • Arrive Early: The best picnic spots fill up fast, especially on weekends and holidays.
  • Do Not Feed Wildlife.
  • Clean Up: Please clean up after yourself and dispose of trash properly. Don’t be a litterbug!

Luxury Picnic Businesses in Tampa Bay

  • Picnic Ave
  • Noble Picnics
  • The Picnic Boys
  • Picnics Perfected
  • InstaPicnic & Co
  • The Picnic Charm
  • St Pete Picnic Co
  • The Curated Picnic Co
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If you’re looking for some amazing recipes to elevate your picnic experience, check out these amazing food bloggers who are always creating something delicious.

  • A Little Spoon
  • Beach Girl Grills
  • Domestic Gourmet

You can also check out seasonal recipes from Chef Justin Timineri with Fresh From Florida. From quick snack ideas to sandwiches and wraps, you will find some great recipes to elevate your picnic experience.

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If you’re visiting Tampa Bay during the summer and don’t mind taking a road trip, visit Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland. Watch this video to get a preview of what it’s like to visit with your family. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more fun content!

You can find these adorable summer books for kids on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit a local book shop.

  • Camp by Kayla Miller
  • I See Summer by Charles Ghigna
  • Cannonball by Sacha Cotter
  • Summer Is for Cousins by Rajani LaRocca
  • It Began with Lemonade by Gideon Sterer
  • Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Summer: A Pop-Up Book by David A. Carter
  • And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner
  • Summer Vacation, Here I Come! by D. J. Steinberg
  • The Wonders of Summer by Kealy Connor Lonning

Looking for easy and engaging summer activities for kids? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

summer activity bundle for kids, digital download, Etsy shop

Want to create more memories with your family? Check out these adorable art projects and fun activities:

Things to do in Tampa Bay

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Paper Plate Ice Cream Cone

Summer Activities for Kids

Cardboard Ice Cream Craft

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Guide to Bonnet Springs Park

Summer Activities for Toddlers

Paper Sun Craft

Sandcastle Sand Art

Paper Plate Ice Cream Craft

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Puffy Paint Cardboard Ice Cream

Ice Cream Stamp Art

FREE summer coloring pages for kids

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5Jun2024

This post was written by Rose Novotny for Yombu

Spells, Smiles, and Spectacular Surprises!

Bring wonder and excitement to your next event with the mesmerizing talents of magicians in Jersey City! Perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings, and community events, these skilled performers captivate audiences of all ages with their astonishing tricks and illusions. Join us as we explore the top magicians in Jersey City who can turn any celebration into a magical experience, leaving guests spellbound and full of joy.

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Magician Great Scott!

Magician Great Scott! is perfect for kids’ parties in Jersey City, offering engaging and entertaining magic shows that captivate young audiences. With a blend of humor, impressive tricks, and interactive elements, Great Scott! ensures every child is delighted and amazed. His professional and charismatic performances create memorable, magical experiences that leave kids talking about the fun long after the party ends.

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Phone: +1 973-747-5441

Areas: Jersey City, NJ

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Staten Island Magicians

Staten Island Magicians are fantastic for kids’ parties in Jersey City, offering captivating and interactive magic shows that delight and entertain. With a team of skilled performers, they bring a mix of astonishing tricks, humor, and audience participation. Their professional approach and engaging performances ensure a magical and memorable celebration that kids will cherish.

Contact Details

Phone: +1 347-308-7487

Areas: Jersey City, NJ

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Doug the Magician

Doug the Magician is a perfect choice for kids’ parties in Jersey City, offering captivating magic shows filled with wonder and excitement. With his engaging personality and impressive tricks, Doug keeps children entertained and amazed. His interactive performances and friendly approach ensure a magical experience that makes every party unforgettable and full of joy for kids and parents alike.

Contact Details

Phone: +1 862-373-0746

Areas: Jersey City, NJ

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5Jun2024

This post was written by Rose Novotny for Yombu

Bringing Stories to Life, One Character at a Time

Make your next event unforgettable with characters for hire in Jersey City! Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event, or community gathering, having beloved characters bring stories to life adds a magical touch. From princesses and superheroes to mascots and more, discover the top character entertainment services in Jersey City that will delight guests of all ages and create lasting memories.

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Jersey City Party Characters

Jersey City Party Characters are perfect for kids’ parties, offering a wide range of beloved characters that bring joy and excitement. Their professional performers captivate children with interactive storytelling, games, and photo opportunities. With high-quality costumes and engaging personalities, they ensure every child feels special and the party becomes a memorable, magical experience for all.

Contact Details

Phone: +1 732-470-0814

Areas: Jersey City, NJ

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Kids Party Characters

Kids Party Characters in Jersey City are ideal for kids’ parties, providing a variety of beloved characters that entertain and enchant young guests. Their skilled performers engage children with interactive games, storytelling, and photo sessions. With top-notch costumes and lively performances, they create unforgettable experiences, making every celebration magical and memorable for children and parents alike.

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Phone: +1 917-568-1396

Areas: Jersey City, NJ

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NYC Party Characters

NYC Party Characters is fantastic for kids’ parties in Jersey City, offering a diverse array of popular characters that delight and entertain. Their professional performers engage children with fun activities, interactive storytelling, and photo opportunities. With high-quality costumes and dynamic presentations, they create magical, memorable experiences that make every celebration truly special and enjoyable for all.

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Phone: +1 732-470-0814

Areas: Jersey City, NJ

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5Jun2024

These Juneteenth crafts and activities will encourage children to learn more about Freedom Day and celebrate this important holiday. From making flag crafts and confetti poppers to engaging in awesome learning activities, children will enjoy these Juneteenth crafts and activities. You will find creative and age-appropriate ideas for your kids or students. I also included FREE coloring pages to download. Join us in participating in fun activities and making cool crafts to celebrate Juneteenth!

30 Juneteenth Crafts and Activities for Kids, Teens and Adults

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WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?

Juneteenth celebrates the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed under the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is considered the longest-running African American holiday. Texas was the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday in1979. Juneteenth became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, under President Biden.

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Juneteenth Crafts and Activities

  • Toilet Paper Roll Juneteenth Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Juneteenth Flag Sticky Wall by Happy Toddler Playtime
  • Juneteenth Watercolor Resist by So Dang Fun
  • Juneteenth Windsock Craft by Happy Toddler Playtime
  • Handprint Juneteenth Flag Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
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  • Cotton Ball Juneteenth Flag Painting by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Juneteenth Necklace Craft by Happy Toddler Playtime
  • Juneteenth Flag Craft by African American Museum of Iowa
  • Juneteenth Sensory Bin by Happy Toddler Playtime
  • Juneteenth DIY Beads Bracelet by Crafting a Fun Life
DIY Juneteenth beads bracelet for kids and adults
  • Juneteenth Word Hunt Sensory Bin by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Smush Paint Juneteenth Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Juneteenth Button Flag Craft by Happy Toddler Playtime
  • Puffy Paint Pan-African Flag for Juneteenth by Crafting a Fun Life
  • DIY Juneteenth Confetti Poppers by Crafting a Fun Life
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  • Mosaic Juneteenth Flag by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Tissue Paper Flag Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Juneteenth Suncatcher Craft by Happy Toddler Playtime
  • Q-tip Juneteenth Flag Painting by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Pan-African Craft Stick Flag by Crafting a Fun Life
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  • Puffy Paint Juneteenth Flag Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Juneteenth Flag Suncatcher Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Craft Stick Juneteenth Flag Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Fizzy Juneteenth Flag Painting Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Cardboard Juneteenth Flag Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
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  • Juneteenth Craft Stick Bracelet by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Torn Paper Pan-African Flag Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Juneteenth Color by Number Activity by Homeschool of 1
  • Juneteenth Pasta Necklace by Crafting a Fun Life
  • Paper Plate Juneteenth Flag Craft by Crafting a Fun Life
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Watch the video below to see how to make 5 different Juneteenth crafts for kids. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more fun content!

Learn about Juneteenth with these awesome books for kids and teens. You can find these books on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit your local book shop. If you’re looking for a Black-owned business in Tampa Bay to support, check out Cultured Books or Black English Bookstore. You can also order from them online.

  • A Flag for Juneteenth by Kim Taylor
  • Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
  • Jayylen’s Juneteenth Surprise by Lavaille Lavette
  • Juneteenth Jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford
  • The History of Juneteenth by Arlisha Norwood PhD
  • Juneteenth by Drew Nelson & Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
  • Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free by Alice Faye Duncan
  • Juneteenth: Our Day of Freedom by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
  • All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson
  • The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States by Alliah L. Agostini

Looking for easy and engaging Juneteenth activities for your family? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

Juneteenth Printable Activity Bundle by Crafting a Fun Life Etsy Shop

Watch the video below to see the Juneteenth activity bundle available in my Etsy shop. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more amazing content!

Looking for more ways to celebrate Juneteenth as a family? You might also like:

Top Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth

White Chocolate Juneteenth Bark

Juneteenth Events in Tampa Bay

FREE Printable Juneteenth Coloring Pages for kids, teens and adults

If you’re looking for some party decorations to celebrate Juneteenth, check out Celeplated. They provide products that celebrate African American culture, heritage and values. I love their 6-19 collection!

Juneteenth party supplies created by Celeplated

Watch the video below to learn about Tampa’s Black History. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more amazing content!

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