First Grade Social Studies Activities

First Grade Social Studies activities to help show your child the fun side of learning! From easy first grade social studies activities to more advanced, we've got you covered!

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Help your child create his own pinata in this fun and easy activity. Use paper mache and fingerpaint for a party pinata everyone will love.
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Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!
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Whether you're teaching your kid about this important cultural art form or simply looking for a fun project, sandpainting is a fun activity you'll both enjoy.
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Learn all about Native American culture as your child constructs her own Native American talking stick using string and various nature items.
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It's always fun to recycle household items into something great. Here's a quick and easy way to turn a used juice box into a police radio for hours of play!
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This easy craft project boosts counting and fine motor skills, and will help kids learn about Jewish culture.
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Every day can be Chinese New Year with a dancing dragon that your child can make at home.
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Honor our 16th president by having your kid assemble his famous stovepipe hat! This Abe Lincoln hat craft is the perfect way to celebrate Presidents Day.
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Encourage your child to learn about the Japanese culture as you make a traditional Japanese fan out of paper.
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Invite your first grader to follow a African tradition by coming up with an explanatory African folktale and assembling a book to go along with it.
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Build your first grader's social studies skills by making a map together.
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Let your imagination take flight as you explore the beautiful continent of Africa! Do this fun writing activity with your child to honor Black History Month.
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Help your child observe Veterans Day by having him create a paper chain American flag; it's a fun and crafty way to show your patriotism.
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During your next craft time, strike up the band with this homemade Chinese instrument.
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This simple art project will help your child think of nice words to say that come from the heart and use them when she's communicating with friends and family.
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Spice up your first grader's spelling practice this President's Day by playing the Abraham Lincoln Penny Spelling game!
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In this activity, your child will create a red envelope that can be filled with money to spread good will and ward off evil spirits in the New Year.
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Give your child an American history lesson as you create a colorful mini totem pole!
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Enjoy the fragrant scents of the holiday season with this pomander activity. A perfect arts and crafts project for preschool or kindergarten age children.
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Teach your child about the importance of Labor Day by helping her learn about the different hats that are worn by workers in various occupations.

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