Social Studies Activities

It's important that your kid grow to appreciate different peoples and places and there's no better way to introduce cultural traditions than hands-on activities and crafts. Whether your focus is on ancient civilizations or present day communities, we have a whole host of creative ideas. We also have plenty of holiday activities that will help your kid learn more about special occasions and the various cultural practices that define them. What's more, our US History activities that are the perfect way to make learning come alive for your student. Check out our selection of activities and find a few that will pique your kid's curiosity about the world around her.

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Write to a deployed soldier to help your child practice reading, writing, and get a better understanding of what it means to serve our country.
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This Kool-Aid tie-dye activity is a kid-friendly craft that never gets old. Learn how to make tie-dye shirts using assorted Kool-Aid flavors here.
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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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Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens. Have your kid make his own quill pen and put his penmanship to the test!
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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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Practice math and social studies skills with this fun game based on the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
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Help middle schoolers use maps, math, and history for some Fourth of July fun.
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Teach your child Morse code, and a little bit of history that she'll pick up in a flash!
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Practice multiplication facts and geography at the same time in this fun third grade math card game.
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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 color coded "mood meter" with your kindergartener to help her recognize and tell her feelings while building reading and writing skills.
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Make this African collar necklace for a lesson in crafting and African culture.
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Test your middle schooler's knowledge of Barack Obama by challenging him to complete a crossword puzzle about the President after reading a short biography.
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Draw your own beautiful mandala with this easy technique that ensures symmetrical results every time!
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Help your child create his own pinata in this fun and easy activity. Use paper mache and fingerpaint for a party pinata everyone will love.
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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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The Declaration of Independence set forth inspiring ideals of liberty. If your kid had the chance today, would she sign the Declaration?
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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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Help your kid keep track of all the developments that led to the American Revolution, by portraying the steps visually and literally!
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Have you ever taken a bag of snacks with you on a road trip? If you lived in the 19th century, you might have taken hardtack instead.

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