First Grade Social Studies Activities

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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
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Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Community Altar
El dia de los muertos (the day of the dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd every year. Other Latin American countries celebrate a variation of the holiday, but it originates in Mexico and is unique to this country. These two days
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Let Your Kids Campaign!
Let Your Kids Campaign!
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Let Your Kids Campaign!
Kids are acutely aware of what's "fair" and what's not. Here's a quirky way to teach your first grader the importance of voting and democracy.
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Make Your Own Piñata!
Make Your Own Piñata!
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Make Your Own Piñata!
Help your child create his own pinata in this fun and easy activity. Use paper mache and fingerpaint for a party pinata everyone will love.
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Going to the Park? Make a Map!
Going to the Park? Make a Map!
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Going to the Park? Make a Map!
Build your child's social studies skills by making a map together.
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Craft a Mini Totem Pole
Craft a Mini Totem Pole
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Craft a Mini Totem Pole
Give your child an American history lesson as you create a colorful mini totem pole!
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Make a "Today Is" Poster
Make a "Today Is" Poster
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Make a "Today Is" Poster
In this activity, your first grader will practice calendar skills, observe the weather and learns to read calendar words. Here's how to get started:
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Sandpainting
Sandpainting
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Sandpainting
Whether you're teaching your kid about this important cultural art form or simply looking for a fun project, sandpainting is a fun activity you'll both enjoy.
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Make a Basket for Moses
Make a Basket for Moses
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Make a Basket for Moses
This easy craft project boosts counting and fine motor skills, and will help kids learn about Jewish culture.
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Create a "Wants and Needs" Poster
Create a "Wants and Needs" Poster
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Create a "Wants and Needs" Poster
Help your child discover the difference between his wants and needs using this poster.
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Craft a Japanese Fan!
Craft a Japanese Fan!
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Craft a Japanese Fan!
Encourage your child to learn about the Japanese culture as you make a traditional Japanese fan out of paper.
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Craft a Guatemalan Worry Doll
Craft a Guatemalan Worry Doll
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Craft a Guatemalan Worry Doll
Ancient tribes believed that these dolls kept worries away at night. Your 1st grader can make his own and learn about history, culture, and art in this activity
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Orange Pomander
Orange Pomander
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Orange Pomander
Enjoy the fragrant scents of the holiday season with this pomander activity. A perfect arts and crafts project for preschool or kindergarten age children.
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Create an Animal Folk Tale
Create an Animal Folk Tale
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Create an Animal Folk Tale
Children tap into their own imaginative storytelling skills by creating and writing a richly embellished folk tale about their favorite member of the animal kingdom.
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Write a Postcard From Africa
Write a Postcard From Africa
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Write a Postcard From Africa
Let your imagination take flight as you explore the beautiful continent of Africa! Do this fun writing activity with your child to honor Black History Month.
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Make a Swahili Counting Book
Make a Swahili Counting Book
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Make a Swahili Counting Book
In this activity, your child will make her own book of Swahili numbers filled with pictures of animals found throughout Africa.
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Make a Chinese Dragon
Make a Chinese Dragon
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Make a Chinese Dragon
Make this dragon relief with your first grader to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and teach her about an important part of Chinese culture.
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Learn the Parts of the Face in Spanish
Learn the Parts of the Face in Spanish
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Learn the Parts of the Face in Spanish
Teaching your child some basic words in Spanish is a breeze at home, with this simple and fun activity that doesn't require special educational materials.
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Make a Felt Matryoshka
Make a Felt Matryoshka
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Make a Felt Matryoshka
Your child can decorate her own set of Russian nesting dolls in this easy felt craft.
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Abraham Lincoln's Hat
Abraham Lincoln's Hat
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Abraham Lincoln's Hat
Honor our 16th president by having your kid assemble his famous stovepipe hat! This Abe Lincoln hat craft is the perfect way to celebrate Presidents Day.
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Aboriginal Craft
Aboriginal Craft
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Aboriginal Craft
Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!
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Mini Piñata Craft
Mini Piñata Craft
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Mini Piñata Craft
Nothing says party like a bright and bursting piÃata! Create your own mini festive centerpiece with paper towel rolls and ribbons.
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Make Colonial Rose and Honey Butters
Make Colonial Rose and Honey Butters
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Make Colonial Rose and Honey Butters
Combine art, history and food with this unique project! Your child will make her own butters, and learn a little about Colonial history at the same time
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Tzedakah Box
Tzedakah Box
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Tzedakah Box
Make a Tzedakah box with your child to collect money for his favorite charity. This Jewish Tredakah box is a great way to teach your child about giving.
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How to Make Peanut Butter
How to Make Peanut Butter
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How to Make Peanut Butter
Help kids tap into their inner inventor by teaching them how to make peanut butter through trial, error, and lots of taste testing!
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First Grade Social Studies Activities

Encourage your first grader to broaden their social and cultural horizons with our collection of fun and creative social studies activities. Little explorers can encounter communities and cultures near and far through colorful arts and crafts projects, practice cartography skills by making their own map, or get an American history lesson with presidential crafts and tasty recipes.