Second 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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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
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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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Create a Texture Map
Create a Texture Map
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Create a Texture Map
Your child can create an interactive map of his neighborhood focusing on the different textures he finds!
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Chinese Good Luck Charms
Chinese Good Luck Charms
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Chinese Good Luck Charms
Chinese New Year is a time when many different luck-bringing rituals are performed. In this activity your child will create a lucky trinket.
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Elijah's Cup
Elijah's Cup
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Elijah's Cup
During the Passover Seder, many Jewish families pour a cup of red wine for Elijah. This year, help your child create his own welcoming glass for Elijah.
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Seder Plate Foods
Seder Plate Foods
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Seder Plate Foods
In this activity, your child will prepare for the first night of Passover by creating her own Seder plate.
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Lotus Lantern
Lotus Lantern
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Lotus Lantern
Light up the sky with this lotus lantern, a perfect way to explore Buddha Day.
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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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Chinese Scroll Painting
Chinese Scroll Painting
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Chinese Scroll Painting
Encourage your child to make a Chinese scroll painting as part of his world history or art studies, or just to pass the time on a weekend.
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Sugar Skulls
Sugar Skulls
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Sugar Skulls
Get started on an ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos with this easy edible sugar skull project.
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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.
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Ojo de Dios
Ojo de Dios
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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.
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Hawaiian Kapa
Hawaiian Kapa
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Hawaiian Kapa
Explore geometric shapes and pattern as your child makes her very own Hawaiian kapa cloth.
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Make Day of the Dead Masks
Make Day of the Dead Masks
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Make Day of the Dead Masks
Teach your first or second grader about an important Mexican holiday, the Day of the Dead, with this traditional skeleton mask made out of a paper plate.
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Flags of the World Banner
Flags of the World Banner
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Flags of the World Banner
Spark your child's interest in international sporting events by creating a banner of world flags.
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Exercise Across America
Exercise Across America
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Exercise Across America
Choose a destination and "race" your way there! This activity is a great for charting progress and motivation.
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Papel Picado
Papel Picado
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Papel Picado
Introduce your second grader to a fun Mexican custom by showing her how to make papel picado, a beautiful creation of cut-out tissue paper.
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How to Make Cascarones
How to Make Cascarones
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How to Make Cascarones
Your first or second grader will delight in creating multi-colored confetti egg smashers, traditional in Mexico, called cascarones!
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Coconut Burfi
Coconut Burfi
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Coconut Burfi
Diwali is a holiday celebrated in many Asian Pacific countries the world over. Make this delicious Indian treat with your child to celebrate the holiday.
2nd grade
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Korean Paper Fans
Korean Paper Fans
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Korean Paper Fans
Make a Korean paper fan! This activity is a great way to help your child explore different cultures while she builds her fine motor and arts and crafts skills.
2nd grade
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Korean Salad
Korean Salad
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Korean Salad
This is a healthy dish that'll bring color to any meal but simple enough that kids of all ages can take the lead in making this delicious Korean dish.
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How to Bow
How to Bow
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How to Bow
Teach your child about the importance and meaning behind bowing in Asian cultures and help her expand her cultural horizons with this fun activity.
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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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Create Aboriginal Handprint Art
Create Aboriginal Handprint Art
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Create Aboriginal Handprint Art
Teach your child about the art of ancient Australia by creating your own handprint art just like Aboriginal artists did thousands of years ago.
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Second Grade Social Studies Activities

Young explorers come face to face with diverse cultures, traditions, geographies, and histories in our collection of second grade social studies activities. With a mix of reading, writing, recipes, and arts and crafts activities, kids will become exposed to new tastes, techniques, and perspectives that will broaden their horizons and help them develop into well-rounded young adults.