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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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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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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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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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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Inside a Mosque
Inside a Mosque
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Inside a Mosque
Celebrate Ramadan by recreating a scene depicting the inside of a mosque. Your kid will marvel at the beautiful stained glass effect of the finished project.
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Kind Words
Kind Words
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Kind Words
This simple art project will help your child think of nice words to say that come from the heart and use them when she's communicating with friends and family.
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Emotion Faces
Emotion Faces
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Emotion Faces
This construction paper activity helps your child to assemble a variety of emotions on a face so she can recognize how she and everyone around her is feeling.
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Learn about Community Helpers
Learn about Community Helpers
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Learn about Community Helpers
Have your kid create a chart of job titles. It's a great way to get them to recognize the people whose efforts benefit the community.
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Job Hats
Job Hats
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Job Hats
Teach your child about the importance of Labor Day by helping her learn about the different hats that are worn by workers in various occupations.
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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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Dragon Dance
Dragon Dance
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Dragon Dance
Make a paper plate puppet that'll help your child imagine what it's like to be in a performance of the dragon dance.
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What Were the Ten Plagues?
What Were the Ten Plagues?
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What Were the Ten Plagues?
Have the children play a more active role in the Seder by helping them prepare paper puppets that represent the ten plagues.
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Purim Story
Purim Story
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Purim Story
Tell the Purim story in a new way: By making a set of puppets out of an old deck of cards!
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Crescent Moon and Star
Crescent Moon and Star
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Crescent Moon and Star
Celebrate Ramadan by creating a crescent moon and star...out of stars! This craft is the perfect way to introduce your child to an important national symbol.
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Chinese Hand Drum
Chinese Hand Drum
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Chinese Hand Drum
During your next craft time, strike up the band with this homemade Chinese instrument.
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Sandwich Kabob
Sandwich Kabob
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Sandwich Kabob
Sometimes a sandwich is just ho hum boring. Help your kid make lunch fun by threading her favorite ingredients on a skewer for a quick and easy sandwich kabob.
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How to Set a Table Diagram
How to Set a Table Diagram
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How to Set a Table Diagram
It's always good to have a little help during the holiday. Show your child how to set a table setting and then help him create a placemat map.
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Igloo Picture
Igloo Picture
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Igloo Picture
Here's a great activity to help them satisfy their snow play cravings in a cozy indoor setting. They can create their very own igloo picture!
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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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Presidential Info Board
Presidential Info Board
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Presidential Info Board
Introduce your first grader to our country's most famous leaders with an artsy info board full of facts, patriotic colors and coins!
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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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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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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.