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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Car cluttered with old maps now that you've adopted GPS technology? Upcycle them in this fun geography craft.
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Light up the sky with this lotus lantern, a perfect way to explore Buddha Day.
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What are you the most thankful for? Challenge your kid to think about all the reasons he has to be thankful and make a turkey featuring one particular thing.
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque is often referred to as the Blue Mosque. In this activity, your kid will build his own Blue Mosque just in time for Ramadan!
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Getting distance and direction across to fourth graders sure can be tricky! Get your child to practice this skill all summer long.
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Inspire young anthropologists with this 5th grade art project: make patterned pottery in the Anasazi style! All you need are a paper plate and markers to start.
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Enjoy the fragrant scents of the holiday season with this pomander activity. A perfect arts and crafts project for preschool or kindergarten age children.
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Here's a simple activity to reinforce your fourth grader's study of her home state and help her make a pretty keepsake.
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Learn how to make a menorah with this simple Hanukkah craft. See how to make a menorah for the Festival of Lights.
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Teach your child about the importance of Labor Day by helping her learn about the different hats that are worn by workers in various occupations.
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Teach an important and often comical historical lesson with a prediction game that teaches youngsters about the fallibility of word-of-mouth talk.
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In this activity, your child will learn how to make a drop spindle with a handy vegetable.
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Explore geometric shapes and pattern as your child makes her very own Hawaiian kapa cloth.
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Create one-of-a-kind noisemakers to bring some fun to New Year's Eve.
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Shadow puppets are a traditional form of folk art that originated in ancient China. Help your child create his own puppet and put on a show!
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These pretzel reindeer cookies are a great holiday recipe for kids to make. Rudolph and the whole gang agree!
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Make a garland of paper flags representing your child's favorite countries.
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Have your kid create a chart of job titles. It's a great way to get him to recognize the people whose efforts benefit the community.
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Here is a hands-on activity to help third graders understand the four points of a compass...and how we use them to get around.
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This project, focused on the burial practices of ancient Egyptians, is a great addition to a social studies curriculum.

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