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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In this simplified activity, your young child can make her own Rasta-style necklace using beads and any type of shell
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Help your child create her own version of a Moroccan lantern to give her room an Arabian nights feel!
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Add a little island flavor to your next lazy afternoon with a Hawaiian arts and craft project!
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Inspire your fifth grader to explore a new culture and determine her New Year's fortune by playing this German wax dripping game.
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Help kids tap into their inner inventor by teaching them how to make peanut butter through trial, error, and lots of taste testing!
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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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Have your kid imagine that she is a TV personality who has been assigned to cover the Olympics.
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Your child can now recreate history by building his very own fortified castle.
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Help your child think outside the box as she creates these festive noisemakers, a fun way to ring in the new year.
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Here's a 4th of July project that invites your fifth grader to explore what "liberty" really means to her.
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Show your patriotism on the next great American holiday by making a shooting star spangled banner that's reminiscent of the American flag.
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Have your little cowpoke design and decorate a vest that's perfect for combating the elements on the harsh Western plains.
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Help your child learn about the world through this 3rd-4th grade geography activity: start a postcard collection and mark where they came from on a world map.
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Learn how to count in Spanish. Your child will practice her numbers and build her reading skills while learning a bit about Latino culture along the way.
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Put together a pine forest to help you count down the days until Christmas with your little one.
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Learning to count can be pretty tough. Have your child play this game with you or a friend and watch her quickly become a master counter.
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Kids are acutely aware of what's "fair" and what's not. Here's a quirky way to teach your first grader the importance of voting and democracy.
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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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Have the children play a more active role in the Seder by helping them prepare paper puppets that represent the ten plagues.
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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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