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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
Social studies
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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
Preschool
Social studies
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Cartography for Kids
Cartography for Kids
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Cartography for Kids
Expand your child's geographic awareness with these fun and easy map lessons.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Roving Reporter
Roving Reporter
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Roving Reporter
Here's how teens can produce an audio guide of an exhibit, field trip, or ballgame, confess their thoughts in an audio diary or record a letter to a friend.
Social studies
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Get your Teen Excited About Politics!
Get your Teen Excited About Politics!
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Get your Teen Excited About Politics!
Teenagers across the country are getting involved in the issues they care about, and your child shouldn't be the exception to the rule.
Social studies
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Morse Code Messaging
Morse Code Messaging
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Morse Code Messaging
Teach your child Morse code, and a little bit of history that she'll pick up in a flash!
3rd grade
Social studies
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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!
2nd grade
Social studies
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Build a Dream Vacation Box
Build a Dream Vacation Box
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Build a Dream Vacation Box
Build a decorated box and fill it with research that can help you get to your dream location someday!
4th grade
Social studies
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Hopped Up Hide and Seek
Hopped Up Hide and Seek
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Hopped Up Hide and Seek
This slightly tweaked version of "Hide and Go Seek" hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
Preschool
Social studies
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How to Build a Freedom Kite
How to Build a Freedom Kite
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How to Build a Freedom Kite
Making a freedom kite is a great way to show appreciation on Memorial Day or July 4th, and enjoy the summer sunshine with family.
4th grade
Social studies
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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.
1st grade
Social studies
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Who Were the Founding Fathers?
Who Were the Founding Fathers?
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Who Were the Founding Fathers?
Bring historical figures alive with this fun family activity! Your child will plan a founding fathers feast by researching historical figures.
4th grade
Social studies
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Make Popsicle Puppets...and Practice Communication
Make Popsicle Puppets...and Practice Communication
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Make Popsicle Puppets...and Practice Communication
Puppets can help preschoolers practice communication and conflict resolution.
Preschool
Social studies
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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.
3rd grade
Science
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Kid Friendly Batik: No Wax Required!
Kid Friendly Batik: No Wax Required!
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Kid Friendly Batik: No Wax Required!
Batik is a fabric dying technique usually done with hot wax. This flour-and-water method is kid-safe and easy, and it creates beautiful batik designs.
Preschool
Social studies
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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.
1st grade
Social studies
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Play Vocab-Building Improv!
Play Vocab-Building Improv!
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Play Vocab-Building Improv!
Improve your kindergartener's vocabulary with this fun, quick, and simple improvisation activity! He'll love acting while practicing directionality words.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Tracking Temperatures
Tracking Temperatures
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Tracking Temperatures
To help your child learn how to use a thermometer, try this temperature collecting activity at home.
4th grade
Science
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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.
1st grade
Social studies
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Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
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Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
Helping your child write their own "Thanksgiving Proclamation" can help them grasp the spirit of the day, and develop more of an attitude of gratitude.
4th grade
Social studies
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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!
1st grade
Social studies
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Reward Good Behavior with a Crown
Reward Good Behavior with a Crown
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Reward Good Behavior with a Crown
Craft a glamorous crown that your preschooler can wear when he demonstrates good behavior!
Preschool
Social studies
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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!
3rd grade
Social studies
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Pysanky Eggs
Pysanky Eggs
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Pysanky Eggs
This Pysanky egg-decorating activity is perfect for young artists. Bring a little color and creativity to any holiday with this traditional Ukrainian craft.
5th grade
Social studies
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Social Studies 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!