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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Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.
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The words of great thinkers throughout the ages have changed the course of history. Have your kid find an inspiring quote and create a work of art around it.
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Inspire young anthropologists with this 5th grade art project: make patterned pottery in the Anasazi style! All you need are a paper plate and markers to start.
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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 an important and often comical historical lesson with a prediction game that teaches youngsters about the fallibility of word-of-mouth talk.
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In this activity, your child will learn how to make a drop spindle with a handy vegetable.
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This project, focused on the burial practices of ancient Egyptians, is a great addition to a social studies curriculum.
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Craft like the Colombians did in ancient times and make these line drawings out of twine, rope, or yarn.
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Help kids tap into their inner inventor by teaching them how to make peanut butter through trial, error, and lots of taste testing!
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Your child can now recreate history by building his very own fortified castle.
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This family project is a fun way to teach your child about her heritage and practice her geography.
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In this activity, your child will reference Matisse and also learn about patterns.
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Here's a fun family activity: have your preschooler make a cameo appearance by creating and drawing on their own silhouettes!
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In this activity you and your child will learn about the African Americans that changed history in a fun quiz format.
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Have your child create her own version of an ancient Egyptian jewelry cuff similar to one that a goddess might have worn with this fun recycled craft.
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Help your second grader celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with this rainbow table mat.
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Make the prehistoric monsters of the past seem a bit more real with a craft that brings the chill of the Ice Age to life!
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Combine music, history and craft by making a Native American instrument of your own
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According to some, the world should have ended on December 21, 2012. Celebrate our continued existence with this historical art project!
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Attention, Anglophiles! Get your fill of artsy crafts and historical fun with this jewelry project.

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