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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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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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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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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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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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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Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens.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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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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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
Social studies
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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
Social studies
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Pup Tent
Pup Tent
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Pup Tent
Pop up a pup tent, just like Civil War soldiers did on the battlefield.
4th grade
Social studies
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Civil War "Housewife"
Civil War "Housewife"
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Civil War "Housewife"
Civil War soldiers didn't take their wives with them to the battlefield, but they took along a piece of home: little sewing kits called "housewives".
4th grade
Social studies
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President Match
President Match
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President Match
Test your kid's knowledge of presidents one through forty-four with this fun and educational matching game!
5th grade
Social studies
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Writing About Mount Rushmore
Writing About Mount Rushmore
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Writing About Mount Rushmore
This Presidents Day, meet four of our country's most important heroes with this Mount Rushmore writing activity.
4th grade
Social studies
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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
Social studies
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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
Social studies
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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
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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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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Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
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Write Your Reflections on Rosa Parks
This writing activity will promote dialogue about racial segregation and its impact on African-Americans throughout history with your child.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Famous African-Americans in History
Famous African-Americans in History
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Famous African-Americans in History
To celebrate black history month, use this matching quiz to help your kid demonstrate their knowledge of famous African-Americans.
5th grade
Social studies
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Red Beans and Rice
Red Beans and Rice
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Red Beans and Rice
This recipe provides a quicker, easier, and slightly healthier way to prepare this classic Louisiana Creole dish.
Kindergarten
Social studies
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Become an Inventor
Become an Inventor
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Become an Inventor
In honor of Black History Month, this activity encourages your child to focus on African American inventors, and do a little inventing of his own.
4th 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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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.