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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In this activity, your child will create a red envelope that can be filled with money to spread good will and ward off evil spirits in the New Year.
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This dreidel ornament makes a sparkling spinning top out of popsicle sticks. Make this dreidel ornament and get ready for Hanukkah.
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Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.
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Help your kindergartener learn to manage a telephone with this homemade keyboard that also helps kids practice letters and numbers.
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Being a kid is hard work. Soothe stresses and calm fears with this DIY Zen garden -- all you need is sand, stones and a shoebox.
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Give your child an American history lesson as you create a colorful mini totem pole!
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Show your kid how to put a new spin on an old classic with this fun party game.
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Promote your child's appreciation for Jackie Robinson, an important figure in African-American history, by having her create her own baseball card!
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Few architectural features are as recognizable as the Russian onion dome. In this project, your kid will recreate the striking beauty of this roof-top marvel.
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Improve your kindergartener's vocabulary with this fun, quick, and simple improvisation activity! He'll love acting while practicing directionality words.
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Show your teens the connection between making history and writing it by having them write, illustrate, and edit a newspaper from the past.
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Help your high school revive some Renaissance history with art by making a silverpoint sketch. In this activity, make your own stylus and special paper.
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The words of great thinkers throughout the ages have changed the course of history. Have your kid find an inspiring quote and create a work of art around it.
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As your fifth grader brainstorms and creates a plan for peace, he will give his creativity and fine motor skills a boost!
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During the Passover Seder, many Jewish families pour a cup of red wine for Elijah. This year, help your child create his own welcoming glass for Elijah.
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Get ready for Thanksgiving by explaining the importance of the harvest. This craft is a great way for her to show thanks for all that delicious food!
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Commemorate the 100th Day of School with your child by making a timeline covering the last 100 years in this enriching middle school history activity.
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Engage your preschool children's senses by discovering nature and geography on a walk through the neighborhood.
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Learn about the beautiful Indian art of Madhubani painting with this fun and creative project.
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During Chinese New Year festivities, you see lanterns everywhere. Your child can make her very own red and gold lanterns to display at home.

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