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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Explore geometric shapes and pattern as your child makes her very own Hawaiian kapa cloth.
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Create one-of-a-kind noisemakers to bring some fun to New Year's Eve.
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Shadow puppets are a traditional form of folk art that originated in ancient China. Help your child create his own puppet and put on a show!
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Dive into U.S. colonial history by making a simple bottle gourd water cooler, crafted by colonists of Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
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These pretzel reindeer cookies are a great holiday recipe for kids to make. Rudolph and the whole gang agree!
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Make a garland of paper flags representing your child's favorite countries.
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Have your kid create a chart of job titles. It's a great way to get him to recognize the people whose efforts benefit the community.
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Here is a hands-on activity to help third graders understand the four points of a compass...and how we use them to get around.
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This project, focused on the burial practices of ancient Egyptians, is a great addition to a social studies curriculum.
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Help your child create a safe firework by turning strips of paper into a quilled 4th of July masterpiece perfect for displaying at a 4th of July party.
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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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Your little preschool elf will develop some important fine motor skills while creating an entertaining game: Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree!
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Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom!
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In this activity, your first grader will practice calendar skills, observe the weather and learns to read calendar words. Here's how to get started:
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Homemade candy canes are a sweet gift for your friends and family. Make homemade candy canes with your child this Christmas.
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This Labor Day, encourage your child to learn more about the different tools and supplies found in a doctor's bag by having her create one of her own!
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This shamrock magnet is the perfect project for St. Patrick's Day. It's simple to make and will fill your refrigerator with Irish spirit!
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Nothing says party like a bright and bursting piÃata! Create your own mini festive centerpiece with paper towel rolls and ribbons.
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Christmas stencils let your preschooler make his mark on the holiday. Make Christmas stencils with your young crafter this holiday season.
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This year, welcome everyone's favorite Easter mascot by helping your kindergartener create her own unique set of rabbit ears!

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