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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Combine art, history and food with this unique project! Your child will make her own butters, and learn a little about Colonial history at the same time
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Celebrate Veterans Day with your child by helping her create and send a well-deserving veteran a "thank you" card.
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Encourage your child to memorize the items on the Seder plate and what they symbolize with this artsy activity.
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Explore history and prepare for backyard battle with this samurai helmet craft.
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Help your first grader craft a magnetic menorah that he can safely "light" himself!
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Help your child create some delicious horse cookies to celebrate everyone born in the year of the horse!
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Welcome the holiday season by making your own paper lantern. Learn about traditional light festivals from the United States with this fun, easy activity.
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Get into the Christmas spirit with this fun and messy finger painting activity. This fun activity will light up the day like holiday lights!
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Capture a bit of mythological magic with this clever sock craft!
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Sometimes a sandwich is just ho hum boring. Help your kid make lunch fun by threading her favorite ingredients on a skewer for a quick and easy sandwich kabob.
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With this activity, you'll create a family treasure...and reinforce social studies basics while you're at it!
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Diwali is a holiday celebrated in many Asian Pacific countries the world over. Make this delicious Indian treat with your child to celebrate the holiday.
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Reuse beloved old Christmas cards by filling them with candies and toys, and turn them into something to enjoy for years.
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Check out this sweet recipe idea perfect for celebrating Dia de los Muertos.
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Celebrate the popular holiday Diwali with a craft! Make a homemade diya lamp to welcome light over darkness.
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Play food isn't just for preschoolers! Help your child create a fun Passover craft that doubles as tea-party play food for younger siblings.
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Help your child harness some of her festive holiday spirit with a paper plate craft that doubles as a musical instrument!

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