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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Learn the Preamble to the Constitution this President's Day by playing the Preamble (Un)Scramble, an energetic memory game that's fun for the whole family.
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Help your child construct and author a "sempuyo," a traditional Japanese book with accordion-style pages; she will develop her writing and fine motor skills.
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Jump into pretend play this Easter with a classic preschool arts and crafts activity: make a bunny paper bag puppet!
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These homemade thumbprint cards are as personalized as it gets, and your child will love using his prints to make holiday magic!
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Help your child appreciate grandparents, history, and societal changes while making a poster handmade, heartfelt grandparent's day craft.
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Get started on an ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos with this easy edible sugar skull project.
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These spaghetti ornaments take seconds to make and are a great addition to a tree, gift or window.
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It's Thanksgiving, so why not celebrate of the turkey? Let the little ones partake in the turkey fun, without having to do any of the carving.
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Tell your child you want to work on kindergarten readiness skills and she's not likely to jump up and clap. But turn it into a game and it's a different story.
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Build your first grader's social studies skills by making a map together.
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Help your fifth grader trace your family's roots and interview all the living mothers to create a makeshift, 3-D family tree!
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Expand your child's geographic awareness with these fun and easy map lessons.
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Celebrate Hanukkah the old-fashioned way with an oil lantern. This craft is a perfect opportunity to teach your child the history of this special holiday.
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Teach your child how to make her own buzzer using only a button and a string.
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Choose a destination and "race" your way there! This activity is a great for charting progress and motivation.
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Make an initiation shield like the ones from the Kikuyu tribe in Africa for an art project that gets kids to reflect on different cultures!
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Learn more about the fascinating folk art of Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs with this easy craft.
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Lots of kids wonder what it would be like to be a police officer. Celebrate the people who help keep our communities safe with this fun craft.
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Build a decorated box and fill it with research that can help you get to your dream location someday!
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Wreath ornaments decorate your Christmas tree and act as a fun sensory craft for preschoolers. Make wreath ornaments with your child this holiday season.

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