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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Learn about the ancient art of Japanese calligraphy with this New Year's activity about kakizome.
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Celebrate African heritage by making an African flag banner. This fun, culturally-inspired art project is perfect for Black History Month.
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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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Encourage your child to make a Chinese scroll painting as part of his world history or art studies, or just to pass the time on a weekend.
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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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Your first or second grader will delight in creating multi-colored confetti egg smashers, traditional in Mexico, called cascarones!
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Your second grader can honor two renowned U.S. Presidents--Abraham Lincoln and George Washington--by crafting larger-than-life pennies and quarters!
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Chinese New Year is a time when many different luck-bringing rituals are performed. In this activity your child will create a lucky trinket.
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Teach your child about the importance and meaning behind bowing in Asian cultures and help her expand her cultural horizons with this fun activity.
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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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This cultural craft makes a pretty decoration and teaches kids about other cultures.
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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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Teach your child about the importance and peacefulness of Ramadan as she gets creative drawing domes, minarets and prayer halls.
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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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In this activity, your child will prepare for the first night of Passover by creating her own Seder plate.
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Your child will look forward to lunchtime with this artistic reinterpretation of the same old cold lunch.
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This is a healthy dish that'll bring color to any meal but simple enough that kids of all ages can take the lead in making this delicious Korean dish.
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Celebrate Veterans Day with your child by helping her create and send a well-deserving veteran a "thank you" card.
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With this activity, you'll create a family treasure...and reinforce social studies basics while you're at it!
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Diwali is a holiday celebrated in many Asian Pacific countries the world over. Make this delicious Indian treat with your child to celebrate the holiday.

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