Sensory-Friendly 4th of July Activities in Tampa for 2018

June 27, 2018 8:11 am Published by Leave your thoughts

By Jennifer Abrom

Updated August 15, 2022

The summer months are a great time for families to enjoy being together, and the Fourth of July is often distinguished as one of the most exciting days to explore one’s city and play with friends and family. Here are some sensory-friendly activities that you and your family can enjoy this Fourth of July in the Tampa Bay Area!

Sensory Friendly Summer Activities

Activities at Home

Arts and crafts are a great way to get creative and have lots of fun! Simply filling a bin with water and toys brings lots of fun to a hot summer day! There are also several options for making science experiments with common household items, such as baking soda and ice. Here is a link with all the instructions for exciting arts and crafts to try at home.


This summer camp is a great option for any child that loves to build and construct items like LEGO® Bricks. The summer camp allows you to customize the number of camp days you would like, from a single day to multiple weeks. This camp is suited for children ages 5-13+ and focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities.

AMC Sensory-Friendly Films for Families Affected by Autism

Every month, AMC hosts a Sensory-Friendly Film for families and children affected by Autism. The movie theaters have lower volumes and more lightning to be more inviting to patrons on the spectrum. Guests are allowed and encouraged to move around the theater as they please, making this a comfortable viewing experience for all. The next showing in the Tampa Bay/ St. Pete area will be July 10th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Check your local AMC website for details about future showings.

The activities you will choose to do as a family will reflect your unique tastes and needs. Regardless of what you choose, BCOTB is here to help with consultation and strategies for a smooth Holiday. Please contact us at 813-814-2000 with any questions.
BCOTB wishes you and your family a happy and safe July 4th!


Check out our other blog posts on Holiday Gatherings: How to Help and Signs that your child is Having Sensory Overload and How to Help!

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