History Activities

Teach your kid some history with these crafts and games that will provide him with an opportunity to interact with history in a more hands-on way. These activities will help your child gain an appreciation of how different things were throughout history and, in many cases, how much harder people had to work to have supplies and tools that we all take for granted these days. What's more, kids will have the opportunity to create their own versions of cultural art and artifacts and learn more about the peoples and customs that underlie a variety of cultural practices. Take a look at our history activities and select a few that your kid will find compelling.

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Here's an arts and crafts activity for preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners: build brick buildings with homemade mud bricks made from dirt and water.
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An ancient form of writing gets new life in an activity designed to help your child read understand what life was like for early Native Americans.
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Send your child on an online hunt where he will practice working with search engines and use his reading comprehension skills to find specific information.
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Follow these easy instructions to make a working sundial with your kid! Find out what other cool things the Aztecs created in this activity.
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Make ancient Egypt come alive by showing kids how to make their own mini sarcophagus out of a shoe box.
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Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.
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Using butcher paper, ink and charcoal, your child will explore ancient motifs such as buffalo, bison and hunters by creating her very own cave painting.
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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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With a handful of craft supplies, your fourth grader can capture some of the artistic magic of the ancient Maya.
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Introduce your kid to abstract art with this painting activity. It's the perfect way to engage a kinesthetic learner and spark an interest in art history!
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Put your kid's Internet research skills to the test with this activity that will help him learn more about the history and cultural significance of fireworks.
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What could be more fun than doing sidewalk art? How about making your own colored sidewalk chalk!
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Learn an ancient craft with this introduction to weaving. A great tie-in for kids learning about ancient cultures.
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Help your child appreciate grandparents, history, and societal changes while making a poster handmade, heartfelt grandparent's day craft.
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Help your fifth grader trace your family's roots and interview all the living mothers to create a makeshift, 3-D family tree!
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Celebrate Hanukkah the old-fashioned way with an oil lantern. This craft is a perfect opportunity to teach your child the history of this special holiday.
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Looking for a fun summer adventure? Learn what it was like to be a prospector during the California Gold Rush by panning for gold in a local creek.
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Help your fifth grader embrace the roots--literally--of Mother's Day by growing carnations to honor mothers in you family's history.
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How can your child learn about nations during the Olympics? By adopting 5 teams as his own! Here's how.
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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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