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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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Promote your child's appreciation for Jackie Robinson, an important figure in African-American history, by having her create her own baseball card!
US History
Third Grade
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.
US History
Fifth Grade
Explore Pilgrim foodways with three heritage cornbread recipes.
US History
Fourth Grade
Put yourself in the shoes of a Civil War soldier and write to a loved one.
US History
Middle School
Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!
US History
Fifth Grade
Have some fun--and learn some history while you're at it--with these words and phrases used by our Pilgrim ancestors in the 1620's.
US History
Third Grade
This President's Day, meet four of our country's most important heroes with this Mount Rushmore writing activity.
US History
Fourth Grade
Help your child comprehend the past by using hands-on activities like this homemade lantern project.
US History
Third Grade
Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom!
US History
Fifth Grade
Feeling patriotic? These five activities are great for third graders who have a red, white and blue fever.
US History
Community & Cultures
Test your kid's knowledge of presidents one through forty-four with this fun and educational matching game!
US History
Fifth Grade
Civil War soldiers didn't take their wives with them to the battlefield, but they took along a piece of home: little sewing kits called 'housewives'.
US History
Fourth Grade

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