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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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In honor of Black History Month, this activity encourages your child to focus on African American inventors, and do a little inventing of his own.
US History
Fourth 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
Here's a 4th of July project that invites your fifth grader to explore what 'liberty' really means to her.
US History
Fifth Grade
What better way to remember the achievements of past U.S. Presidents than with a game of memory!
US History
Third Grade
As your fifth grader brainstorms and creates a plan for peace, he will give his creativity and fine motor skills a boost!
US History
Fifth Grade
Help your fourth grader design a first class postage stamp for a hero who stood up for the dignity of people from all walks of life.
US History
Fourth Grade
Your 5th grader may want to become a world traveler one day. For now, though, just give her a taste.
US History
Fifth Grade
Here's a simple activity to reinforce your fourth grader's study of her home state and help her make a pretty keepsake.
US History
Fourth 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
Mix up a batch of molasses cookies, and you'll have a delicious chance to teach your child some math and social studies in the process!
US History
Fourth Grade
In Colonial times, fixing a chair was a lot easier than making one! Any fifth-grader can wrap up a mirror or photo frame the same way Colonists caned chairs.
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
Take a stab at 18th century American cooking with your kids by following this tasty recipe from the first colonial cookbook.
US History
Third Grade

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