Preschool Social Studies Activities

Does your preschooler think learning social studies skills will be boring? It doesn't have to be! With these fun preschool social studies activities you can foster a lifelong love of social studies. Kids can learn important figures in history and cultural awareness of holidays and traditions. Using materials preschoolers love and that parents and teachers have handy, these social studies activities will make any preschooler light up.

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There's no need to hunt down a cactus for this rainstick craft. In fact, you can recycle items you probably already have on hand.
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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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Puppets can help preschoolers practice communication and conflict resolution.
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This activity will give pre-readers practice building a story. And it's silly fun, too!
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This simple movement activity helps improve listening skills, as your child will be required to discriminate between sound and silence.
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This activity spotlights everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, and preserves your child's handprints in his "antlers".
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Want to help your preschooler learn more about his community while boosting creativity? Set up a post office play station right in your very own home!
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Make a handprint turkey with your child to celebrate Thanksgiving. A handprint turkey makes a great base for Thanksgiving coasters, note cards, or place cards.
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In this game, your child and his friends will need to use their observational skills as they try to figure out who's got the peanut!
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Candy cane ornaments bring some cheer to your Christmas tree. Make a batch of candy cane ornaments with your child to practice patterning and fine motor skills.
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It can feel good to hit something when you're mad. The more your child pounds, squeezes, and mashes this dough, the better these play dough cookies will taste!
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This slightly messy, but tons-of-fun tactile activity will cement the idea of the land and water as pictured on maps in your young learner's mind.
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This slightly tweaked version of "Hide and Go Seek" hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
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Use the appeal of the common road sign to your advantage by creating a game with hidden learning opportunities.
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Have your preschooler lend a hand when it comes to the Easter decorations by making this adorable popcorn lamb.
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Help your preschooler understand that the surrounding world is made up of a varied combination of land, air and water with this simple activity.
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Help your little one figure out the differences between the worlds of air, land and water, a huge step in understanding how our environment works.
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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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Batik is a fabric dying technique usually done with hot wax. This flour-and-water method is kid-safe and easy, and it creates beautiful batik designs.
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Are you looking for a fun craft for the next big American holiday? Make this hat with your kid and let him march around the room like a Revolutionary soldier!

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