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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Fish for headlines! This fun and exciting social studies activity is a great way to get your fifth grader reading and understanding newspaper articles.
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Celebrate Irish history and culture this St. Patrick's Day by making a miniature version of the Blarney Stone!
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Learn an ancient craft with this introduction to weaving. A great tie-in for kids learning about ancient cultures.
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Make unique holiday ornaments with this sticky, stringy art project.
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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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This Veterans Day or Memorial Day, have your kid put himself in the shoes of a Civil War soldier and write to a loved one.
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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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An "I Love You" book is a perfect gift for a very special friend on Valentine's Day. Our "I Love You" book shares the love in eight different languages.
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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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Play Exquisite Corpse with your high schooler to give her a taste of French Surrealism while working collaboratively to create unique and funky pieces of art!
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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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Explore Pilgrim foodways with three heritage cornbread recipes.
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Expand your child's geographic awareness with these fun and easy map lessons.

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