Eight free apps for the Fourth of July

Create a patriotic family photo or your own fireworks spectacular. Test your knowledge of American history or learn some new facts. We found eight free apps for Chicago families to use while celebrating our nation's freedom and showing their American pride.

 
 

MASH: 4th of July

Will George Washington make an appearance? Are you going to watch fireworks from Cinderella's castle at Disneyland? Predict how your Fourth of July celebration will go by playing this classic childhood game. Whether you select the app's provided answers or make your own, MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack or House) will leave your family laughing.

This app was created by TeaTime Media and can be downloaded to both Android and Apple devices.

 
 

Yes We Camera

Grab your kids for a family photo and before sharing it on social media, add a new kind of filter to it. Use the Yes We Camera app to make your photo look like President Barack Obama's campaign image. You can add the words "Hope" or "Change" to it or let your patriotic photo stand alone.

This app was created by Nevercenter and is compatible with Apple devices.

 
 

Patriot Tunes

Express your American pride with song! Patriot Tunes makes it easy for your family to enjoy and sing along to the classics such as "America the Beautiful," "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Grand Old Flag."

This app was created by BrennanMoyMedia and is compatible with Apple devices.

 
 

Fourth of July Memory Match

Every member of the family can put their mind to the test with this app. Fourth of July Memory Match has users looking for pairs of patriotic artwork. While looking for Uncle Sam's hat or a Purple Heart medal of honor, time ticks away. Download the app and have a family competition of who can match the most the fastest.

This app was created by RG Computer Services LLC and is compatible with Android devices.

 
 

U.S. History Quiz: Independence Day

Get rid of summer brain drain and test the kids' knowledge of American history with U.S. History Quiz: Independence Day. This app tests your knowledge of presidents, U.S. geography and more. It rewards correct answers with gold coins that can be used to play an integrated arcade game. Run out of coins? Well, go back and answer more historical trivia.

This app was created by Miaplaza Inc. and is compatible with Apple devices.

 
 

Patriotic Quotes

Inspire your family on this special day with some wise words from fellow patriots. Patriotic Quotes has a large collection of historical quotes about the United States and American pride.

This app was created by Northern App. Co. and is compatible with Android devices

 
 

4th of July Facts

Did you know the Ben Franklin wanted the national animal to be a turkey rather than a bald eagle? Or that the Fourth of July wasn't a declared holiday until 1941? Test your knowledge and learn more about our nation's history with Fourth of July Facts.

This app was created by Northern App. Co. and is compatible with Android devices.

 
 

Fireworks Pop

Before going to see community fireworks, let the kids create their own firework spectacular. With Fireworks Pop, your family can select the type of fireworks to use and the location to display them. Make sure to record your show (using the same app) to share with other friends and family.

This app was created by ONEsite and is compatible with Apple devices.

 
 
 







 
 
 
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