US History Activities

Delve into American history with these activities and games that will make history come alive for your youngster. From the pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock to the influential African-Americans who led the civil rights movement, our collection features activities from important periods of US history. We have plenty of crafts and recipes that will help your kid better understand life during colonial times as well games that get kids thinking about what living through the revolutionary or civil war might have been like. Check out our US history activities and find a few to spark your kid's curiosity about past events.

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Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens. Have your kid make his own quill pen and put his penmanship to the test!
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Practice math and social studies skills with this fun game based on the Battle of Lexington and Concord.
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Help middle schoolers use maps, math, and history for some Fourth of July fun.
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Teach your child Morse code, and a little bit of history that she'll pick up in a flash!
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The Declaration of Independence set forth inspiring ideals of liberty. If your kid had the chance today, would she sign the Declaration?
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Help your kid keep track of all the developments that led to the American Revolution, by portraying the steps visually and literally!
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Have you ever taken a bag of snacks with you on a road trip? If you lived in the 19th century, you might have taken hardtack instead.
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Would you sign the Mayflower Compact? Read it and see!
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Give your child a taste of life in Civil War era America by mixing up a batch of old-fashioned cornbread, adapted from a 19th century recipe.
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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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What are the rules of your home? Help your fifth grader draft a Family Constitution and even give it an aged look using soaked tea bags.
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Pilgrim games are fun for the whole family before and after Thanksgiving dinner. These Pilgrim games take your family outdoors on for fun, traditional games.
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Ride the Pilgrims' Mayflower with this math-inspired game for Thanksgiving. Learn about the Pilgrims' Mayflower while building problem-solving and math skills.
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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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Explore Pilgrim foodways with three heritage cornbread recipes.
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On Martin Luther King Day, help your third grader create an original "scratch art" card to thank a person who has made a difference in his life.
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Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!
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Bring historical figures alive with this fun family activity! Your child will plan a founding fathers feast by researching historical figures.
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Enhance fourth-grade measurement making skills and social studies learning with this stitching project.
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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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