Second 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!
2nd grade
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
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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
2nd grade
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Hand Print Family Treasure
Hand Print Family Treasure
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Hand Print Family Treasure
With this activity, you'll create a family treasure...and reinforce social studies basics while you're at it!
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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.
2nd grade
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Using a Compass
Using a Compass
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Using a Compass
Here is a hands-on activity to help third graders understand the four points of a compass...and how we use them to get around.
2nd grade
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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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Silhouette Portraits
Silhouette Portraits
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Silhouette Portraits
Here's a fun family activity: have your child make a cameo appearance by creating and drawing on their own silhouettes!
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MLK Day Craft
MLK Day Craft
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MLK Day Craft
Help your second grader celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with this rainbow table mat.
2nd grade
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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
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Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
What could be more fun than doing sidewalk art? How about making your own colored sidewalk chalk!
2nd grade
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How to Start Recycling
How to Start Recycling
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How to Start Recycling
Help your child make a recycling poster for your household and teach them how to take care of the environment!
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Exercise Across America
Exercise Across America
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Exercise Across America
Choose a destination and "race" your way there! This activity is a great for charting progress and motivation.
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Ojo de Dios
Ojo de Dios
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Ojo de Dios
Give your second-grader insight into the Huichol culture of Mexico with this arts and craft activity by creating an ojo de Dios (eye of God), or yarn weaving.
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Map My Ancestors
Map My Ancestors
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Map My Ancestors
This family project is a fun way to teach your child about her heritage and practice her geography.
2nd grade
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Make Day of the Dead Masks
Make Day of the Dead Masks
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Make Day of the Dead Masks
Teach your first or second grader about an important Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead, with this traditional skeleton mask made out of a paper plate.
2nd grade
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Papel Picado
Papel Picado
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Papel Picado
Introduce your second grader to a fun Mexican custom by showing her how to make papel picado, a beautiful creation of cut-out tissue paper.
2nd grade
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How to Make Cascarones
How to Make Cascarones
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How to Make Cascarones
Your first or second grader will delight in creating multi-colored confetti egg smashers, traditional in Mexico, called cascarones!
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Eye in Hand Amulet
Eye in Hand Amulet
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Eye in Hand Amulet
This cultural craft makes a pretty decoration and teaches kids about other cultures.
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Homemade Coins
Homemade Coins
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Homemade Coins
Your second grader can honor two renowned U.S. Presidents--Abraham Lincoln and George Washington--by crafting larger-than-life pennies and quarters!
2nd grade
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Black History Month Quiz
Black History Month Quiz
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Black History Month Quiz
In this activity you and your child will learn about the African Americans that changed history in a fun quiz format.
2nd grade
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African Flag Banner
African Flag Banner
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African Flag Banner
Celebrate African heritage by making an African flag banner. This fun, culturally-inspired art project is perfect for Black History Month.
2nd grade
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Flags of the World Banner
Flags of the World Banner
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Flags of the World Banner
Spark your child's interest in international sporting events by creating a banner of world flags.
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Coconut Burfi
Coconut Burfi
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Coconut Burfi
Diwali is a holiday celebrated in many Asian Pacific countries the world over. Make this delicious Indian treat with your child to celebrate the holiday.
2nd grade
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Korean Paper Fans
Korean Paper Fans
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Korean Paper Fans
Make a Korean paper fan! This activity is a great way to help your child explore different cultures while she builds her fine motor and arts and crafts skills.
2nd grade
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Korean Salad
Korean Salad
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Korean Salad
This is a healthy dish that'll bring color to any meal but simple enough that kids of all ages can take the lead in making this delicious Korean dish.
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Second Grade Social Studies Activities

Young explorers come face to face with diverse cultures, traditions, geographies, and histories in our collection of second grade social studies activities. With a mix of reading, writing, recipes, and arts and crafts activities, kids will become exposed to new tastes, techniques, and perspectives that will broaden their horizons and help them develop into well-rounded young adults.