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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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The pottery technique of coiling may be old, but it's probably new to your kid! Make coil pots with your preschooler throw in a little cultural lesson too!
Community & Cultures
Preschool
Help kids tap into their inner inventor by teaching them how to make peanut butter through trial, error, and lots of taste testing!
History
First Grade
Make a Tzedakah box with your child to collect money for his favorite charity. This Jewish Tredakah box is a great way to teach your child about giving.
World Cultures
Third Grade
Ancient tribes believed that these dolls kept worries away at night. Your 1st grader can make his own and learn about history, culture, and art in this activity
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Encourage your child's interest in other cultures by helping him create his own colorful prayer flag inscribed with a special message for the world.
World History
World Cultures
Pilgrim games are fun for the whole family before and after Thanksgiving dinner. These Pilgrim games take your family outdoors on for fun, traditional games.
US History
Third Grade
This gluten free recipe for coconut rice is a tasty way to help any picky eater expand her culinary horizons. She'll get great measuring practice along the way!
Community & Cultures
Preschool
Spark your child's interest in ancient history by making a round shield like the ones carried by hoplites, Ancient Greek citizen-soldiers.
World History
Middle School
Here's a fun family activity: have your preschooler make a cameo appearance by creating and drawing on their own silhouettes!
History
Third Grade
Getting distance and direction across to fourth graders sure can be tricky! Get your child to practice this skill all summer long.
Geography
Fourth Grade
Your preschooler or kindergartener will learn about Thanksgiving and the symbolic Fall cornucopia with this festive homemade decoration activity!
Holidays
Preschool
Your 5th grader may want to become a world traveler one day. For now, though, just give her a taste.
US History
World Cultures
Help your fifth grader embrace the roots--literally--of Mother's Day by growing carnations to honor mothers in you family's history.
History
Fifth Grade
Help your fifth grader trace your family's roots and interview all the living mothers to create a makeshift, 3-D family tree!
History
Fifth Grade

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