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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!
Preschool
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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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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
Preschool
Social studies
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Kokeshi Doll
Kokeshi Doll
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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.
5th grade
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Tasseography
Tasseography
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Tasseography
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!
5th 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
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Pup Tent
Pup Tent
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Pup Tent
Pop up a pup tent, just like Civil War soldiers did on the battlefield.
4th grade
Social studies
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Civil War "Housewife"
Civil War "Housewife"
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Civil War "Housewife"
Civil War soldiers didn't take their wives with them to the battlefield, but they took along a piece of home: little sewing kits called "housewives".
4th grade
Social studies
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Homemade Henna Ink
Homemade Henna Ink
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Homemade Henna Ink
Explore African and Asian traditions with this recipe for homemade henna ink!
4th grade
Social studies
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Washi Ningyo
Washi Ningyo
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Washi Ningyo
Washi Ningyo, otherwise known as Japanese paper dolls, make fantastic bookmarks! Encourage your child to read more with this delightful, origami-inspired doll.
5th grade
Social studies
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Candied Rose Petals
Candied Rose Petals
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Candied Rose Petals
Follow this Colonial recipe for candied rose petals, and share the sweets with friends, family or classmates.
5th grade
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How to Cane
How to Cane
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How to Cane
In Colonial times, fixing a chair was a lot easier than making one! Any fifth-grader can wrap up a mirror or photo frame the same way Colonists caned chairs.
5th grade
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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!
2nd grade
Social studies
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Mexican Tin Mirror
Mexican Tin Mirror
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Mexican Tin Mirror
Your child can make her own Mexican tin art mirror with cardboard, a mirror, and an aluminum pan.
5th grade
Social studies
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Self-Portrait Project
Self-Portrait Project
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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!
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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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!
1st grade
Social studies
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Hawaiian Craft
Hawaiian Craft
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Hawaiian Craft
Add a little island flavor to your next lazy afternoon with a Hawaiian arts and craft project!
Kindergarten
Social studies
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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.
1st grade
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Shaman Stick
Shaman Stick
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Shaman Stick
Channel your inner shaman with a shaman stick made from recycled paper towel rolls and cereal boxes!
4th grade
Social studies
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Chi Chi Sticks
Chi Chi Sticks
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Chi Chi Sticks
In the mood for a little lighthearted magic? Make your own chi chi sticks, inspired by the divination tools of ancient Chinese fortune tellers.
4th grade
Social studies
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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.
1st grade
Social studies
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Ink Art
Ink Art
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Ink Art
Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
5th grade
Science
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Writing About Mount Rushmore
Writing About Mount Rushmore
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Writing About Mount Rushmore
This Presidents Day, meet four of our country's most important heroes with this Mount Rushmore writing activity.
4th grade
Social studies
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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!
1st grade
Social studies
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Social Studies Activities

Young learners can connect with the past and other cultures like never before with these stimulating social studies activities for all ages and interests. Little explorers can learn cartography skills, practice Egyptian mummification, and create multicultural art projects, while older kids will love mapping the global footprint of their groceries, baking colonial cornbread, and building a medieval castle that can stand up to invaders!