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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
Social studies
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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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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
Social studies
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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
Social studies
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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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President Match
President Match
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President Match
Test your kid's knowledge of presidents one through forty-four with this fun and educational matching game!
5th grade
Social studies
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How to Build a Freedom Kite
How to Build a Freedom Kite
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How to Build a Freedom Kite
Making a freedom kite is a great way to show appreciation on Memorial Day or July 4th, and enjoy the summer sunshine with family.
4th grade
Social studies
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How to Make a Loom
How to Make a Loom
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How to Make a Loom
Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom!
5th grade
Social studies
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 Molasses Cookies
Molasses Cookies
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Molasses Cookies
Mix up a batch of molasses cookies, and you'll have a delicious chance to teach your child some math and social studies in the process!
4th grade
Social studies
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Draft a Family Constitution
Draft a Family Constitution
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Draft a Family Constitution
What are the rules of your home? Help your fifth grader draft a Family Constitution and even give it an aged look using soaked tea bags.
5th grade
Social studies
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Make a State Symbol Collage
Make a State Symbol Collage
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Make a State Symbol Collage
Here's a simple activity to reinforce your fourth grader's study of her home state and help her make a pretty keepsake.
4th grade
Social studies
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Bake Colonial Pumpkin Pie
Bake Colonial Pumpkin Pie
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Bake Colonial Pumpkin Pie
Take a stab at 18th century American cooking with your kids by following this tasty recipe from one of the first colonial cookbooks.
3rd grade
Social studies
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History in the Kitchen: Civil War Cornbread
History in the Kitchen: Civil War Cornbread
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History in the Kitchen: Civil War Cornbread
Give your child a taste of life in Civil War era America by mixing up a batch of old-fashioned cornbread, adapted from a 19th century recipe.
4th grade
Social studies
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Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
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Craft a Colonial Water Cooler
Dive into U.S. colonial history by making a simple bottle gourd water cooler, crafted by colonists of Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
5th grade
Social studies
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Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder
Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder
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Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder
Enhance fourth-grade measurement making skills and social studies learning with this stitching project.
4th grade
Social studies
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Morse Code Messaging
Morse Code Messaging
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Morse Code Messaging
Teach your child Morse code, and a little bit of history that she'll pick up in a flash!
3rd grade
Social studies
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Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
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Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
Helping your child write their own "Thanksgiving Proclamation" can help them grasp the spirit of the day, and develop more of an attitude of gratitude.
4th grade
Social studies
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Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution
Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution
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Trace the "Steps" to the American Revolution
Help your kid keep track of all the developments that led to the American Revolution, by portraying the steps visually and literally!
5th grade
Social studies
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Road to Independence
Road to Independence
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Road to Independence
Help middle schoolers use maps, math, and history for some Fourth of July fun.
Social studies
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Cross the River, Patriot!
Cross the River, Patriot!
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Cross the River, Patriot!
This Fourth of July, play a fun history-inspired math and logic puzzle game for your kids to play!
4th grade
Social studies
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What is Liberty?
What is Liberty?
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What is Liberty?
Here's a 4th of July project that invites your fifth grader to explore what "liberty" really means to her.
5th grade
Social studies
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Signing the Declaration of Independence
Signing the Declaration of Independence
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Signing the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence set forth inspiring ideals of liberty. If your kid had the chance today, would she sign the Declaration?
Social studies
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Scratch Art for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Scratch Art for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Scratch Art for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
On Martin Luther King Day, help your third grader create an original "scratch art" card to thank a person who has made a difference in his life.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Write with a Quill Pen
Write with a Quill Pen
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Write with a Quill Pen
Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens. Have your kid make his own quill pen and put his penmanship to the test!
5th grade
Social studies
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US History Activities

Delve into American history with these activities and games that will make history come alive for your youngster. From the pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock to the influential African-Americans who led the civil rights movement, our collection features activities from important periods of US history. We have plenty of crafts and recipes that will help your kid better understand life during colonial times as well games that get kids thinking about what living through the revolutionary or civil war might have been like. Check out our US history activities and find a few to spark your kid's curiosity about past events.