Social Studies Activities

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Paper Cup Maracas
Paper Cup Maracas
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Paper Cup Maracas
Maracas are most commonly found in music around the world. Introduce your child to percussion and rhythm with this easy-to-make instrument.
Preschool
Social studies
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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:
1st grade
Social studies
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Make a Travel Journal
Make a Travel Journal
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Make a Travel Journal
Help your kids put together a travel journal for your family's next vacation to get them reading, writing, and thinking about what's happening on the trip.
4th grade
Social studies
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History Scavenger Hunt
History Scavenger Hunt
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History Scavenger Hunt
Send your child on an online hunt where he will practice working with search engines and use his reading comprehension skills to find specific information.
5th 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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Tin Can Lantern
Tin Can Lantern
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Tin Can Lantern
Help your child comprehend the past by using hands-on activities like this homemade lantern project.
3rd grade
Social studies
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DIY Zen Garden
DIY Zen Garden
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DIY Zen Garden
Being a kid is hard work. Soothe stresses and calm fears with this DIY Zen garden -- all you need is sand, stones and a shoebox.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Map Craft
Map Craft
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Map Craft
Car cluttered with old maps now that you've adopted GPS technology? Upcycle them in this fun geography craft.
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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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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Martin Luther King Stamp
Martin Luther King Stamp
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Martin Luther King Stamp
Help your fourth grader design a first class postage stamp for a hero who stood up for the dignity of people from all walks of life.
4th grade
Social studies
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Civil War Letter
Civil War Letter
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Civil War Letter
This Veterans Day or Memorial Day, have your kid put himself in the shoes of a Civil War soldier and write to a loved one.
5th grade
Social studies
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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.
1st grade
Social studies
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Geography Challenge
Geography Challenge
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Geography Challenge
Liven up your sixth grader's study of world geography with these three fun challenges.
5th grade
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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Understanding Cultural Differences
Understanding Cultural Differences
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Understanding Cultural Differences
Explore the world from your own home by conducting research about other cultures with your 4th grade child.
4th grade
Social studies
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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!
2nd grade
Social studies
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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.
1st 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!