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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This Fourth of July, play a fun history-inspired math and logic puzzle game for your kids to play!
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Challenge your fourth grader to try to recreate the geography of her state using just flour, salt, and water.
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This Thanksgiving, try playing this fun Native American game with the whole family.
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Want to help your preschooler learn more about his community while boosting creativity? Set up a post office play station right in your very own home!
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Explore African culture by helping your child make his very own djembe drum! Help your child explore music and rhythm as he celebrates Black History Month.
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Make a handprint turkey with your child to celebrate Thanksgiving. A handprint turkey makes a great base for Thanksgiving coasters, note cards, or place cards.
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Make this turkey craft with your child to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. This turkey craft is made of a tissue box and other assorted craft supplies.
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Kids can celebrate Veterans Day by making a mosaic American flag out of jelly beans in this kindergarten arts and crafts activity.
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Liven up your sixth grader's study of world geography with these three fun challenges.
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Celebrate Mexican heritage and inspire creativity in your budding artist with this unique arts and crafts activity.
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Help your child discover the difference between his wants and needs using this poster.
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If you're throwing a party this Cinco de Mayo, be sure to include the Mexican Hat Dance!
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This easy craft project boosts counting and fine motor skills, and will help kids learn about Jewish culture.
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In this game, your child and his friends will need to use their observational skills as they try to figure out who's got the peanut!
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Help your fifth grader bring the magnificent spirit of Rome to a modern day, personalized clay coin.
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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.
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Every day can be Chinese New Year with a dancing dragon that your child can make at home.
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Strengthen math and social studies skills with this beautiful patriotic placemat "quilt" project!
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This low-prep party game is a perfect for entertaining all-too-easily-bored teens, and an easy way to lighten the mood during a group study session.
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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!

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