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 Japan, ozoni is one of the main dishes eaten on New Year's Day. Here's how to make this delicious traditional dish with your child.
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Retablos are a kind of Latin American folk art that blend personal and spiritual themes. Have your child create her own version of retablo artwork.
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Make matzoh more fun! Help your preschooler or kindergartener design a matzoh puzzle from broken pieces of the flatbread.
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Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by baking pan de muerto. In this 5th-6th grade activity, your child will explore another culture while learning about baking.
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When it comes to helping your third grader manage a school backpack, small steps now bring big payoffs later.
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Your child will look forward to lunchtime with this artistic reinterpretation of the same old cold lunch.
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Your kindergartener will be delighted to refine his motor and conceptual skills as he creates his own Maccabee shield in honor of the Maccabee revolt.
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Your kindergartener will be delighted to create a kid-friendly and festive Menorah that she will have the honor of "lighting"!
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Help your child learn about Native American culture by illustrating a Native American zodiac wheel.
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This season, your child will make his very own candy cane decoration. He can make a bunch and put them all around your home!
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Learn how to make paper Christmas trees with this simple craft. See how to make paper Christmas trees and celebrate the holiday season.
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Tell the Purim story in a new way: By making a set of puppets out of an old deck of cards!
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Your child is sure to find this colorful pink, green and white salad simply irresistible. For an added challenge, give your youngster a pair of chopsticks!
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Try this recipe with your child and explore Ethiopia through one of its dietary staples: injera, or flat bread!
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This game is the perfect way to prepare your child for any shopping adventures you may embark upon, all while practicing important math concepts.
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Budding fashion designers will love this chance to design and create their very own holiday wear.
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The Egg in a Basket, a traditional British breakfast component, is a simple snack that kids and parents can cook together!
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This is a healthy dish that'll bring color to any meal but simple enough that kids of all ages can take the lead in making this delicious Korean dish.
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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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