First Grade Social Studies Activities

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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!
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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
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Abraham Lincoln's Hat
Abraham Lincoln's Hat
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Abraham Lincoln's Hat
Honor our 16th president by having your kid assemble his famous stovepipe hat! This Abe Lincoln hat craft is the perfect way to celebrate Presidents Day.
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Aboriginal Craft
Aboriginal Craft
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Aboriginal Craft
Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!
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Mini Piñata Craft
Mini Piñata Craft
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Mini Piñata Craft
Nothing says party like a bright and bursting piÃata! Create your own mini festive centerpiece with paper towel rolls and ribbons.
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Sandwich Kabob
Sandwich Kabob
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Sandwich Kabob
Sometimes a sandwich is just ho hum boring. Help your kid make lunch fun by threading her favorite ingredients on a skewer for a quick and easy sandwich kabob.
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Purim Story
Purim Story
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Purim Story
Tell the Purim story in a new way: By making a set of puppets out of an old deck of cards!
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Dragon Dance
Dragon Dance
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Dragon Dance
Make a paper plate puppet that'll help your child imagine what it's like to be in a performance of the dragon dance.
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What Were the Ten Plagues?
What Were the Ten Plagues?
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What Were the Ten Plagues?
Have the children play a more active role in the Seder by helping them prepare paper puppets that represent the ten plagues.
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Host a Royal Ball!
Host a Royal Ball!
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Host a Royal Ball!
Host a royal party full of "please and thank you" - even the queen would approve. Have a ball while your kids practice etiquette!
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How to Set a Table Diagram
How to Set a Table Diagram
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How to Set a Table Diagram
It's always good to have a little help during the holiday. Show your child how to set a table setting and then help him create a placemat map.
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Igloo Picture
Igloo Picture
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Igloo Picture
Here's a great activity to help them satisfy their snow play cravings in a cozy indoor setting. They can create their very own igloo picture!
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Presidential Info Board
Presidential Info Board
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Presidential Info Board
Introduce your first grader to our country's most famous leaders with an artsy info board full of facts, patriotic colors and coins!
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Make a Felt Matryoshka
Make a Felt Matryoshka
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Make a Felt Matryoshka
Your child can decorate her own set of Russian nesting dolls in this easy felt craft.
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Juice Box Police Radio
Juice Box Police Radio
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Juice Box Police Radio
It's always fun to recycle household items into something great. Here's a quick and easy way to turn a used juice box into a police radio for hours of play!
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Craft a Japanese Fan!
Craft a Japanese Fan!
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Craft a Japanese Fan!
Encourage your child to learn about the Japanese culture as you make a traditional Japanese fan out of paper.
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How to Make Peanut Butter
How to Make Peanut Butter
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How to Make Peanut Butter
Help kids tap into their inner inventor by teaching them how to make peanut butter through trial, error, and lots of taste testing!
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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.
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Make a Basket for Moses
Make a Basket for Moses
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Make a Basket for Moses
This easy craft project boosts counting and fine motor skills, and will help kids learn about Jewish culture.
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Orange Pomander
Orange Pomander
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Orange Pomander
Enjoy the fragrant scents of the holiday season with this pomander activity. A perfect arts and crafts project for preschool or kindergarten age children.
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Make a Chinese Dragon
Make a Chinese Dragon
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Make a Chinese Dragon
Make this dragon relief with your first grader to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and teach her about an important part of Chinese culture.
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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!
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Tzedakah Box
Tzedakah Box
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Tzedakah Box
Make a Tzedakah box with your child to collect money for his favorite charity. This Jewish Tredakah box is a great way to teach your child about giving.
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Make Colonial Rose and Honey Butters
Make Colonial Rose and Honey Butters
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Make Colonial Rose and Honey Butters
Combine art, history and food with this unique project! Your child will make her own butters, and learn a little about Colonial history at the same time
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Learn the Parts of the Face in Spanish
Learn the Parts of the Face in Spanish
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Learn the Parts of the Face in Spanish
Teaching your child some basic words in Spanish is a breeze at home, with this simple and fun activity that doesn't require special educational materials.
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First Grade Social Studies Activities

Encourage your first grader to broaden their social and cultural horizons with our collection of fun and creative social studies activities. Little explorers can encounter communities and cultures near and far through colorful arts and crafts projects, practice cartography skills by making their own map, or get an American history lesson with presidential crafts and tasty recipes.