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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Horse chestnuts are inedible, but British children found a fun use for them around the 1840s by turning them into a game called Conkers.
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Make a lei and bring a touch of the tropical lifestyle into your home!
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Let your child celebrate the season with this recycled craft that turns paper tubes into sweet reindeer ready to be filled with holiday goodies.
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This construction paper activity helps your child to assemble a variety of emotions on a face so she can recognize how she and everyone around her is feeling.
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Explore the world from your own home by conducting research about other cultures with your 4th grade child.
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Teaching your child some basic words in Spanish is a breeze at home, with this simple and fun activity that doesn't require special educational materials.
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Here is a guide to making a felt busy book that's perfect for focusing on specific learning areas with your child.
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Explore geometry, patterns, and history by creating pretty decorative Islamic tile art.
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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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Celebrate Ramadan by recreating a scene depicting the inside of a mosque. Your kid will marvel at the beautiful stained glass effect of the finished project.
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This Veterans Day, teach your kid about Remembrance Day and create a wreath of red poppies to honor the brave soldiers who died serving their countries.
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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 Hanukkah countdown craft will help your little one count the eight nights of Hanukkah. Make a Hanukkah countdown calendar with your child.
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Help your fifth grader create an art card that celebrates the enduring values of Passover.
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Kids have permission to get messy (just a little bit!) as they create a decorative candy cane mosaic from red and white handprints.
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Your child can decorate her own set of Russian nesting dolls in this easy felt craft.
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This cultural craft makes a pretty decoration and teaches kids about other cultures.
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This Christmas collage lets your child learn shapes, cubist art of Picasso and have fun during the holidays!
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Pilgrim hat cookies are tasty Thanksgiving treats. Make marshmallow pilgrim hat cookies with your child to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.
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Teach your child measurement skills and some Mardi Gras history as you make this delectably delicious traditional treat known as King Cake.

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