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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This Easter, try putting on a guided family scavenger hunt to help your kindergartener track down the Easter eggs.
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Making a freedom kite is a great way to show appreciation on Memorial Day or July 4th, and enjoy the summer sunshine with family.
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Want to give craft time a little pop and sizzle? Try this colorful painting craft that uses one of our favorite toys--a Koosh ball!
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Has your child ever told you he wants to travel the world and meet new people? Why not keep track of his future travel plans with some fun footprint art.
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Car cluttered with old maps now that you've adopted GPS technology? Upcycle them in this fun geography craft.
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Light up the sky with this lotus lantern, a perfect way to explore Buddha Day.
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What are you the most thankful for? Challenge your kid to think about all the reasons he has to be thankful and make a turkey featuring one particular thing.
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque is often referred to as the Blue Mosque. In this activity, your kid will build his own Blue Mosque just in time for Ramadan!
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This writing activity will promote dialogue about racial segregation and its impact on African-Americans throughout history with your child.
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For Filipino families, parols (stars) are the ultimate holiday decorations! Here's how to make your own.
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Getting distance and direction across to fourth graders sure can be tricky! Get your child to practice this skill all summer long.
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Your beginning teen baker will enjoy the tactile experience of baking this challah bread. It's deceptively simple to make!
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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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Here's a simple activity to reinforce your fourth grader's study of her home state and help her make a pretty keepsake.
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Learn how to make a menorah with this simple Hanukkah craft. See how to make a menorah for the Festival of Lights.
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Teach your child about the importance of Labor Day by helping her learn about the different hats that are worn by workers in various occupations.
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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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Follow this Colonial recipe for candied rose petals, and share the sweets with friends, family or classmates.
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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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