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!
2nd grade
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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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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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MLK Day Craft
MLK Day Craft
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MLK Day Craft
Help your second grader celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with this rainbow table mat.
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Map My Ancestors
Map My Ancestors
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Map My Ancestors
This family project is a fun way to teach your child about her heritage and practice her geography.
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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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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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Grandparents Day Craft
Grandparents Day Craft
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Grandparents Day Craft
Help your child appreciate grandparents, history, and societal changes while making a poster handmade, heartfelt grandparent's day craft.
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The Right Tool for the Job
The Right Tool for the Job
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The Right Tool for the Job
This Labor Day, help your child explore various occupations by discussing the tools workers use on a daily basis at their jobs.
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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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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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Mosque Pictures
Mosque Pictures
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Mosque Pictures
Teach your child about the importance and peacefulness of Ramadan as she gets creative drawing domes, minarets and prayer halls.
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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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Eye in Hand Amulet
Eye in Hand Amulet
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Eye in Hand Amulet
This cultural craft makes a pretty decoration and teaches kids about other cultures.
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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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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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African Flag Banner
African Flag Banner
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African Flag Banner
Celebrate African heritage by making an African flag banner. This fun, culturally-inspired art project is perfect for Black History Month.
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Black History Month Quiz
Black History Month Quiz
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Black History Month Quiz
In this activity you and your child will learn about the African Americans that changed history in a fun quiz format.
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Homemade Coins
Homemade Coins
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Homemade Coins
Your second grader can honor two renowned U.S. Presidents--Abraham Lincoln and George Washington--by crafting larger-than-life pennies and quarters!
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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.