Second Grade Social Studies Activities

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

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Play loteria, a Mexican board game! Help your child make this fun and festive game to help her build her vocabulary and have a blast while she's at it.
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Make a Korean paper fan! This activity is a great way to help your child explore different cultures while she builds her fine motor and arts and crafts skills.
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Give your second-grader insight into the Huichol culture of Mexico with this arts and craft activity by creating an ojo de Dios (eye of God), or yarn weaving.
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Teach your child about the art of ancient Australia by creating your own handprint art just like Aboriginal artists did thousands of years ago.
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Strengthen math and social studies skills with this beautiful patriotic placemat "quilt" project!
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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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Get started on an ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos with this easy edible sugar skull project.
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Choose a destination and "race" your way there! This activity is a great for charting progress and motivation.
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Here's a St. Patrick's Day card your child can make, write, and give. Great learning and lots of fun--a "lucky" combination for a lucky holiday!
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Spark your third grader's interest in the Winter Olympics by creating a banner of world flags, and then following each country's activity in the Olympic Games!
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Help your child make a recycling poster for your household and teach her how to take care of the environment!
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During the Passover Seder, many Jewish families pour a cup of red wine for Elijah. This year, help your child create his own welcoming glass for Elijah.
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Light up the sky with this lotus lantern, a perfect way to explore Buddha Day.
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Explore geometric shapes and pattern as your child makes her very own Hawaiian kapa cloth.
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Teach your first or second grader about an important Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead, with this traditional skeleton mask made out of a paper plate.
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Introduce your second grader to a fun Mexican custom by showing her how to make papel picado, a beautiful creation of cut-out tissue paper.
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Your child can create an interactive map of his neighborhood focusing on the different textures he finds!
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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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This Labor Day, help your child explore various occupations by discussing the tools workers use on a daily basis at their jobs.
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Here's a place mat your second grader can create, based on the classic frontier tradition of patchwork quilting.

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