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.

Current Filters:
Social Studies
297 results
Sort by
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Candy cane ornaments bring some cheer to your Christmas tree. Make a batch of candy cane ornaments with your child to practice patterning and fine motor skills.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Every day can be Chinese New Year with a dancing dragon that your child can make at home.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Strengthen math and social studies skills with this beautiful patriotic placemat "quilt" project!
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
It can feel good to hit something when you're mad. The more your child pounds, squeezes, and mashes this dough, the better these play dough cookies will taste!
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Using butcher paper, ink and charcoal, your child will explore ancient motifs such as buffalo, bison and hunters by creating her very own cave painting.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
This slightly messy, but tons-of-fun tactile activity will cement the idea of the land and water as pictured on maps in your young learner's mind.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Spark your child's interest in current events by encouraging her to write a letter to the president in this middle to high school activity.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Honor our 16th president by having your kid assemble his famous stovepipe hat! This Abe Lincoln hat craft is the perfect way to celebrate Presidents Day.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
This slightly tweaked version of "Hide and Go Seek" hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Use the appeal of the common road sign to your advantage by creating a game with hidden learning opportunities.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Here's a fun activity that will allow your child to express himself by making a flag of his own design, then writing an accompanying story.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Learn about the architecture of Asia by building your very own model of a pagoda!
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Have your preschooler lend a hand when it comes to the Easter decorations by making this adorable popcorn lamb.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
To pay tribute to the ancient Mexican art of mosaics, your child can craft a colorful mosaic using old magazines, a paper plate and lots of imagination.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Celebrate Black History Month by having your child make her own version of a kente cloth after learning what the different colors on a kente cloth symbolize.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Kids put their geography knowledge to the test in this balloon volley game inspired by the Dr. Seuss book "Oh the Places You'll Go".
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
With a handful of craft supplies, your fourth grader can capture some of the artistic magic of the ancient Maya.
P
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
M
H
Next time you're headed out on the road with your fourth grader, try this alphabet-geography game that the whole family can play.

How likely are you to recommend Education.com to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely