History Activities

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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
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Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
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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.
1st grade
Social studies
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Native American Pictographs
Native American Pictographs
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Native American Pictographs
An ancient form of writing gets new life in an activity designed to help your child read understand what life was like for early Native Americans.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Origin of Fireworks
Origin of Fireworks
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Origin of Fireworks
Put your kid's Internet research skills to the test with this activity that will help him learn more about the history and cultural significance of fireworks.
4th grade
Social studies
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Samurai Helmet
Samurai Helmet
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Samurai Helmet
Explore history and prepare for backyard battle with this samurai helmet craft.
4th grade
Social studies
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Historical Quotes
Historical Quotes
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Historical Quotes
The words of great thinkers throughout the ages have changed the course of history. Have your kid find an inspiring quote and create a work of art around it.
4th grade
Social studies
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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!
1st grade
Social studies
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Line Drawings
Line Drawings
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Line Drawings
Craft like the Colombians did in ancient times and make these line drawings out of twine, rope, or yarn.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Make an Aztec Sundial
Make an Aztec Sundial
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Make an Aztec Sundial
Follow these easy instructions to make a working sundial with your kid! Find out what other cool things the Aztecs created in this activity.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Make Cave Paintings
Make Cave Paintings
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Make Cave Paintings
Using butcher paper, ink and charcoal, your child will explore ancient motifs such as buffalo, bison and hunters by creating her very own cave painting.
4th grade
Social studies
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Sock Craft
Sock Craft
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Sock Craft
Capture a bit of mythological magic with this clever sock craft!
4th grade
Social studies
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Build a Medieval Castle
Build a Medieval Castle
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Build a Medieval Castle
Your child can now recreate history by building his very own fortified castle.
5th grade
Social studies
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Stonehenge Jewelry
Stonehenge Jewelry
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Stonehenge Jewelry
Attention, Anglophiles! Get your fill of artsy crafts and historical fun with this jewelry project.
4th grade
Social studies
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Design Your Own Anasazi Pottery
Design Your Own Anasazi Pottery
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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.
5th grade
Social studies
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How to Make Table Mats
How to Make Table Mats
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How to Make Table Mats
Learn an ancient craft with this introduction to weaving. A great tie-in for kids learning about ancient cultures.
3rd grade
Social studies
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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!
1st grade
Social studies
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How to Pan for Gold
How to Pan for Gold
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How to Pan for Gold
Looking for a fun summer adventure? Learn what it was like to be a prospector during the California Gold Rush by panning for gold in a local creek.
4th grade
Social studies
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Egyptian Sarcophagus
Egyptian Sarcophagus
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Egyptian Sarcophagus
Make ancient Egypt come alive by showing kids how to make their own mini sarcophagus out of a shoe box.
3rd grade
Social studies
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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.
1st grade
Social studies
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Make an Oil Lantern
Make an Oil Lantern
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Make an Oil Lantern
Celebrate Hanukkah the old-fashioned way with an oil lantern. This craft is a perfect opportunity to teach your child the history of this special holiday.
3rd grade
Social studies
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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
1st grade
Social studies
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Make a Bullroarer
Make a Bullroarer
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Make a Bullroarer
Combine music, history and craft by making a Native American instrument of your own
4th grade
Social studies
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Make a Drop Spindle - With a Turnip!
Make a Drop Spindle - With a Turnip!
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Make a Drop Spindle - With a Turnip!
In this activity, your child will learn how to make a drop spindle with a handy vegetable.
5th grade
Social studies
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Mud Bricks
Mud Bricks
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Mud Bricks
Here's an arts and crafts activity for preschoolers and pre-kindergarteners: build brick buildings with homemade mud bricks made from dirt and water.
Preschool
Science
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Carve a Cuneiform Cylinder Seal
Carve a Cuneiform Cylinder Seal
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Carve a Cuneiform Cylinder Seal
Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.
5th grade
Social studies
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History Activities

Teach your kid some history with these crafts and games that will provide him with an opportunity to interact with history in a more hands-on way. These activities will help your child gain an appreciation of how different things were throughout history and, in many cases, how much harder people had to work to have supplies and tools that we all take for granted these days. What's more, kids will have the opportunity to create their own versions of cultural art and artifacts and learn more about the peoples and customs that underlie a variety of cultural practices. Take a look at our history activities and select a few that your kid will find compelling.