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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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Your second grader can honor two renowned U.S. Presidents--Abraham Lincoln and George Washington--by crafting larger-than-life pennies and quarters!
National Symbols
Second Grade
These activities will have your kid thinking deep about himself and learning about the outside world.
Social Skills
Community & Cultures
It's always good to have a little help during the holiday. Show your child how to set a table setting and then help him create a placemat map.
Social Skills
Preschool
Learn about the beautiful Indian art of Madhubani painting with this fun and creative project.
World Cultures
Fifth Grade
What are the rules of your home? Help your fifth grader draft a Family Constitution and even give it an aged look using soaked tea bags.
US History
Fifth Grade
Let your child celebrate the season with this recycled craft that turns paper tubes into sweet reindeer ready to be filled with holiday goodies.
Holidays
Preschool
Promote your child's appreciation for Jackie Robinson, an important figure in African-American history, by having her create her own baseball card!
US History
Third Grade
Invite your first grader to follow a African tradition by coming up with an explanatory African folktale and assembling a book to go along with it.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Your first or second grader will delight in creating multi-colored confetti egg smashers, traditional in Mexico, called cascarones!
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
The Egg in a Basket, a traditional British breakfast component, is a simple snack that kids and parents can cook together!
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Here's a social studies activity to help your middle-school or high-school teenager better understand how contour maps work using only the back of her hand.
Geography
Middle School
Follow these easy instructions to make a working sundial with your kid! Find out what other cool things the Aztecs created in this activity.
History
World Cultures
Create one-of-a-kind noisemakers to bring some fun to New Year's Eve.
Holidays
Kindergarten
Kick off the spookiest time of the year with an art project inspired by the ancient Egyptian process of mummification.
Community & Cultures
Kindergarten

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