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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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Teach your child Morse code, and a little bit of history that she'll pick up in a flash!
US History
Third Grade
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.
US History
Third Grade
Enhance fourth-grade measurement making skills and social studies learning with this stitching project.
US History
Fourth Grade
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
Explore Pilgrim foodways with three heritage cornbread recipes.
US History
Fourth Grade
Bring historical figures alive with this fun family activity! Your child will plan a founding fathers feast by researching historical figures.
US History
Middle School
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.
US History
Fifth Grade
To celebrate black history month, use this matching quiz to help your kid demonstrate his knowledge of famous African-Americans.
US History
Fifth Grade
Show your teens the connection between making history and writing it by having them write, illustrate, and edit a newspaper from the past.
US History
High School
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
Here's a 4th of July project that invites your fifth grader to explore what 'liberty' really means to her.
US History
Fifth Grade

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