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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!
Preschool
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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
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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
Preschool
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How to Make Table Mats
How to Make Table Mats
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How to Make Table Mats
Learn an ancient craft with this introduction to weaving. A great tie-in for kids learning about ancient cultures.
3rd grade
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Vermicelli Salad
Vermicelli Salad
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Vermicelli Salad
Your child is sure to find this colorful pink, green and white salad simply irresistible. For an added challenge, give your youngster a pair of chopsticks!
5th grade
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Bake Colonial Pumpkin Pie
Bake Colonial Pumpkin Pie
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Bake Colonial Pumpkin Pie
Take a stab at 18th century American cooking with your kids by following this tasty recipe from one of the first colonial cookbooks.
3rd grade
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History in the Kitchen: Civil War Cornbread
History in the Kitchen: Civil War Cornbread
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History in the Kitchen: Civil War Cornbread
Give your child a taste of life in Civil War era America by mixing up a batch of old-fashioned cornbread, adapted from a 19th century recipe.
4th grade
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Make a Bullroarer
Make a Bullroarer
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Make a Bullroarer
Combine music, history and craft by making a Native American instrument of your own
4th grade
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Make a Drop Spindle - With a Turnip!
Make a Drop Spindle - With a Turnip!
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Make a Drop Spindle - With a Turnip!
In this activity, your child will learn how to make a drop spindle with a handy vegetable.
5th grade
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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.
3rd grade
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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!
1st grade
Social studies
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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
1st grade
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Tibetan Prayer Flags
Tibetan Prayer Flags
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Tibetan Prayer Flags
Encourage your child's interest in other cultures by helping him create his own colorful prayer flag inscribed with a special message for the world.
Social studies
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Make Your Own Treasure Map
Make Your Own Treasure Map
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Make Your Own Treasure Map
Turn your child's learning about ancient civilizations into a swashbuckling adventure by having her make an ancient treasure map!
Social studies
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Hawaiian Kapa
Hawaiian Kapa
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Hawaiian Kapa
Explore geometric shapes and pattern as your child makes her very own Hawaiian kapa cloth.
2nd grade
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Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
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Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
Dive into U.S. colonial history by making a simple bottle gourd water cooler, crafted by colonists of Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
5th grade
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How to Make a Cowboy Vest
How to Make a Cowboy Vest
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How to Make a Cowboy Vest
Have your little cowpoke design and decorate a vest that's perfect for combating the elements on the harsh Western plains.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Civil War Hardtack
Civil War Hardtack
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Civil War Hardtack
Have you ever taken a bag of snacks with you on a road trip? If you lived in the 19th century, you might have taken hardtack instead.
5th grade
Social studies
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Pop Culture Game
Pop Culture Game
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Pop Culture Game
This low-prep party game is a perfect for entertaining all-too-easily-bored teens, and an easy way to lighten the mood during a group study session.
Social studies
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Newspaper Editing
Newspaper Editing
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Newspaper Editing
Show your teens the connection between making history and writing it by having them write, illustrate, and edit a newspaper from the past.
Social studies
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Bento Box Lunch
Bento Box Lunch
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Bento Box Lunch
Your child will look forward to lunchtime with this artistic reinterpretation of the same old cold lunch.
2nd grade
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How to Paint Like Matisse
How to Paint Like Matisse
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How to Paint Like Matisse
In this activity, your child will reference Matisse and also learn about patterns.
4th grade
Social studies
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Candied Rose Petals
Candied Rose Petals
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Candied Rose Petals
Follow this Colonial recipe for candied rose petals, and share the sweets with friends, family or classmates.
5th grade
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How to Cane
How to Cane
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How to Cane
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.
5th grade
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Host a Royal Ball!
Host a Royal Ball!
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Host a Royal Ball!
Host a royal party full of "please and thank you" - even the queen would approve. Have a ball while your kids practice etiquette!
1st grade
Social studies
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Search Social Studies Hands-on Activities

Young learners can connect with the past and other cultures like never before with these stimulating social studies activities for all ages and interests. Little explorers can learn cartography skills, practice Egyptian mummification, and create multicultural art projects, while older kids will love mapping the global footprint of their groceries, baking colonial cornbread, and building a medieval castle that can stand up to invaders!