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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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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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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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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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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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Scratch Art for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Scratch Art for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Scratch Art for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On Martin Luther King Day, help your third grader create an original "scratch art" card to thank a person who has made a difference in his life.
3rd 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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Write with a Quill Pen
Write with a Quill Pen
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Write with a Quill Pen
Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens. Have your kid make his own quill pen and put his penmanship to the test!
5th 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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Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder
Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder
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Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder
Enhance fourth-grade measurement making skills and social studies learning with this stitching project.
4th grade
Social studies
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Signing the Declaration of Independence
Signing the Declaration of Independence
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Signing the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence set forth inspiring ideals of liberty. If your kid had the chance today, would she sign the Declaration?
Social studies
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 Molasses Cookies
Molasses Cookies
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Molasses Cookies
Mix up a batch of molasses cookies, and you'll have a delicious chance to teach your child some math and social studies in the process!
4th grade
Social studies
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How to Make a Loom
How to Make a Loom
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How to Make a Loom
Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom!
5th grade
Social studies
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Road to Independence
Road to Independence
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Road to Independence
Help middle schoolers use maps, math, and history for some Fourth of July fun.
Social studies
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Cross the River, Patriot!
Cross the River, Patriot!
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Cross the River, Patriot!
This Fourth of July, play a fun history-inspired math and logic puzzle game for your kids to play!
4th grade
Social studies
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What is Liberty?
What is Liberty?
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What is Liberty?
Here's a 4th of July project that invites your fifth grader to explore what "liberty" really means to her.
5th grade
Social studies
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Three Kinds of Colonial Cornbread
Three Kinds of Colonial Cornbread
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Three Kinds of Colonial Cornbread
Explore Pilgrim foodways with three heritage cornbread recipes.
4th grade
Social studies
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Sourdough Science!
Sourdough Science!
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Sourdough Science!
Make sourdough bread...and learn some colonial history and modern science in the process!
5th grade
Science
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Draft a Family Constitution
Draft a Family Constitution
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Draft a Family Constitution
What are the rules of your home? Help your fifth grader draft a Family Constitution and even give it an aged look using soaked tea bags.
5th grade
Social studies
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Make a State Symbol Collage
Make a State Symbol Collage
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Make a State Symbol Collage
Here's a simple activity to reinforce your fourth grader's study of her home state and help her make a pretty keepsake.
4th grade
Social studies
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Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
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Make a Jackie Robinson Baseball Card
Promote your child's appreciation for Jackie Robinson, an important figure in African-American history, by having your child create a baseball card!
3rd grade
Social studies
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Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
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Nobel Peace Prize for Kids
As your fifth grader brainstorms and creates a plan for peace, your child will give his creativity and fine motor skills a boost!
5th grade
Social studies
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Presidents Day Game
Presidents Day Game
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Presidents Day Game
What better way to remember the achievements of past U.S. Presidents than with a game of memory!
3rd grade
Social studies
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Play the Bill of Rights Drawing Game
Play the Bill of Rights Drawing Game
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Play the Bill of Rights Drawing Game
Learn about the Bill of Rights this Presidents Day by playing a Pictionary-inspired drawing game. Players draw a right as others try to guess what it is.
5th grade
Social studies
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Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
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Barack Obama Crossword and Trivia
Test your learner's knowledge of Barack Obama by challenging your child to complete a crossword puzzle about the President after reading a short biography.
5th grade
Social studies
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US History Activities

Delve into American history with these activities and games that will make history come alive for your youngster. From the pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock to the influential African-Americans who led the civil rights movement, our collection features activities from important periods of US history. We have plenty of crafts and recipes that will help your kid better understand life during colonial times as well games that get kids thinking about what living through the revolutionary or civil war might have been like. Check out our US history activities and find a few to spark your kid's curiosity about past events.