Celebrate Fourth of July with these patriotic apps
The Fourth of July is one of the best holidays we have in America. You get to have fun outside in the sun, eat some barbecue, spend time with your friends and family and you don’t even have to worry about getting the right gifts for anyone. Plus there’s fireworks! But your Fourth might be just a little better with these patriotic Fourth of July apps.
Paint and Play – 4th of July (iPhone) (Free)
Kids of all ages will enjoy the ability to paint wild Fourth of July pictures for their friends and family. The app has over 25 pages to color and the drawings can be used in a puzzle or matching game elsewhere in the app. All of the drawings in Paint and Play 4th of July are Fourth of July themed, so your child can get a sense of patriotism as they color.
U.S. History Quiz: Independence Day by Clever Dragons (iPhone) (Free)
There’s nothing more patriotic than actually knowing your history, and with this Independence Day quiz, you’ll be on the right track to spouting Fourth of July facts in no time. The app highlights wrong answers so you’ll always know when you are incorrect. And it even has adjustable difficulty levels for users of various ages. Success in the quiz enables players to play the included Dragon Fire game, which isn’t Fourth of July related but kind of a nice bonus anyway.
Patriotic Ringtones (Android) (Free)
If you’re not letting people know you love your country when your phone rings, you’re doing it wrong. You can fix that with Patriotic Ringtones. This Android app lets you set your ringtone to one of 45 different patriotic tones or sounds. Users can also choose patriotic alarm sounds and set patriotic ringtones for specific contacts.
MASH 4th of July (iPhone/Android) (Free)
Remember M.A.S.H? The game you’d play with your friends to find out if you were going to marry a guy who lived in a shack and have 10 babies, or if you’d marry someone who lived in a mansion and have one baby? Well now you can play it with Fourth of July themes. You’ll find out whether you’llF see the fireworks show at the County Fairgrounds or whether you’ll get kissed under the ferris wheel at the carnival.
4th of July Wallpapers (Android) (Free)
Finally, nothing completes a patriotic phone like some Fourth of July wallpapers. Transform your Android screen from some artsy-farty background into one filled with flags and Uncle Sam. You can’t go wrong with the myriad choices available in this app.
And if none of these apps fit your fancy, you can always download some patriotic tunes in the iTunes or Google Play stores. Just be sure you’ve picked up your gift cards from Best Buy or Target, where you’ll get 2 percent Cash Back on all your purchases.