World History Kids Crafts
History Crafts for All Eras
These crafts could be adapted for almost any theme that you are teaching in your history curriculum. Find lots of suggestions for classroom activities here, from making books, to food ideas for various cultures, to art techniques.
Use these craft ideas to make history fun for kids! And the best part is that most of these are absolutely FREE!
101 Social Studies Activities for Curious Kids by The Learning Co.
Hands-On History: World History Activities by G. Sundem & Kristi Pikiewicz. Shell Education, 2006.
Books You Create
Make a miniature 6-page book out of a sheet of paper with this folding technique! Then write and illustrate your theme.
Find many different categories here: famous people, Geography, History, Military, etc. This is the most thorough coloring page resource available!
Write Reports the Easy Way!
For a younger child, it is easier to dictate reports and have you write or type them out. Use the handwriting fonts at this link, and have your student copy his/her own words after the report is printed out. (This company charges a fee, but offers all major handwriting styles.)
Lots of choices and recipes at The Food Timeline let you taste typical food from Prehistory to the Present.
Create your own BINGO Boards on any topic with this software!
Jumbo Book of Learning Games by Teacher Created Resources.
Social Studies Games by Teacher Created Resources gives you 28 card games you can copy onto card stock, cut out, and play!
Notebooking simply means that your students journal, timeline, and make/label maps and create other simple projects to keep in a notebook. All this becomes something like a mini-scrapbook about the cultures and time periods they have studied during the year. At the end of the year, instead of having a few test grades to show, they have a meaningful keepsake.
Learn more about notebooking . . . how to get started, what supplies you need, types of pages, and more at NotebookingPages.com. She even gives information on how to bind your own Notebooks with a Binding Tool (see Step #7 at same link) if you want to create some really personalized & impressive books. Visit her History Notebooking page to see the historical themes offered.
Get Free History Notebooking Pages at this link!
Another great history Notebooking resource is a series put out by Evan-Moor called History Pockets.
The titles range from Ancient Civilizations to Moving West in America. The selections are offered in Grades 1-3 or Grades 4-6. History Pockets offers a wide variety of projects while incorporating a little art in the mix, and all of these can be stored in a Notebook.
Make some Sandy Glue Paint and create artwork on any theme.
Paper Dolls & Historical Figures
These Historical Paper Dolls are not just for girls! Print and color these free figures from many different eras.
Make your own puzzles--word searches, crossword puzzles, and more--about the topic you are studying!
Old Time Radio presents You Are There, programs simulating news reports of various notable days in history. Each segment originally aired between 1947 and 1950, and is about 30 minutes long.
Soldier Figurines to Paint
This company offers soft plastic soldier figurines from throughout history--from Ancients to Medieval to Modern! Buy enough for the whole class!
Please e-mail us with any links to add to this collection!