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Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution

Help your kid keep track of all the developments that led to the American Revolution, by portraying the steps visually and literally!

Make a Hoplite Shield

Spark your child's interest in ancient history by making a round shield like the ones carried by hoplites, Ancient Greek citizen-soldiers.

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.

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.

Design Your Own Anasazi Pottery

Inspire young anthropologists with this 5th grade art project: make patterned pottery in the Anasazi style! All you need are a paper plate and markers to start.

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.

Pan de Muerto Recipe

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos by baking pan de muerto. In this 5th-6th grade activity, your child will explore another culture while learning about baking.

Create a Dia de los Muertos Altar

Try this 4th-5th grade arts and crafts activity and learn about the traditions of another culture: make a Dia de los Muertos altar in honor of your loved ones.

Write Mythological Mad Libs

Help your child put a new spin on her favorite myth by turning it into a mad lib! Guaranteed to bring the giggles, this fun activity also packs in the learning.

Kokeshi Doll

Kokeshi dolls have been around since the 17th century, and now your child can recreate a piece of Japanese history and culture right at home.

Build an Edible Ancient Temple!

Make your own architectural masterpiece with supplies from the pantry. Your temple may not be as impressive as the real thing, but it'll be twice as delicious!

Self-Portrait Project

Your child can create a portrait of himself or his loved ones in the style of Modigliani with the help of oil pastels!


Get your creative kid into tasseography! The ancient art of reading tea leaves gets a modern update in this simplified version for youthful fortune tellers!

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!

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.

Carve a Cuneiform Cylinder Seal

Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.

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.

Challah Recipe

Your beginning teen baker will enjoy the tactile experience of baking this challah bread. It's deceptively simple to make!

Ojo de Dios

Give your second-grader insight into the Huichol culture of Mexico with this arts and craft activity by creating an ojo de Dios (eye of God), or yarn weaving.

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?

Make an Aztec Inspired Mosaic Plate

To pay tribute to the ancient Mexican art of mosaics, your child can craft a colorful mosaic using old magazines, a paper plate and lots of imagination.

Renaissance Art Project: Create a Silverpoint Drawing

Help your high school revive some Renaissance history with art by making a silverpoint sketch. In this activity, make your own stylus and special paper.

Make and Play a Loteria Board Game

Play loteria, a Mexican board game! Help your child make this fun and festive game to help her build her vocabulary and have a blast while she's at it.

Make Art Like the Ancient Greeks: Black-Figure Vase Painting

Ancient Greek vases were not only utilitarian, they were also works of art. Jump into ancient cultures by decorating your own vase in classic Greek style.

Make an Ancient Travel Brochure

One way to help your middle-schooler learn about ancient civilizations is by creating a travel brochure.

Draw Your Own Cartouche: Personalized Hieroglyphics

Bring history to life by helping your child create her own cartouche like the Egyptians did thousands of years ago.

Make a Seven Wonders of the World Brochure

Help your teen delve into the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; he'll come up with catchy slogans to advertise them in a pretend travel brochure.

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