World History Kids Crafts
Ancient Civilizations Crafts
Hands-On History Projects on Archeology, Prehistorical Age, Antediluvian Age
Ancient Mesopotamia, China, Greece, & Rome
Our crafts begin with activities on Archeology, along with Prehistorical Age dinosaurs & fossils! The Antediluvian Age (Noah's Flood) is in a separate section since it does not apply to all viewpoints. If it does apply to you, check out the model of Noah's ark--this is not one of the "cutesy" versions!
Next are projects on the major ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, China, Greece, & Rome.
Click here for Ancient Egypt projects – it has so many that it has a separate page of its own!
The Young Archeologist's Club offers several downloadable archeology worksheets that are perfect for classroom activities.
Keep it fun by making frozen Dinosaur Eggs! Great archeology project for the younger ones, and all you need are balloons and small plastic dinosaurs...and a freezer, of course!
Find more downloadable archeology worksheets from the Young Archeologist's Club--these are on historic buildings.
Print, cut, and fold to make realistic paper dinosaurs, or go here for a simple T-Rex or click here for very simple dinosaur patterns.
Make your own fossil cast. Or use these instructions to make a fossil using Plaster of Paris.
Make a miniature model of Noah's ark in realistic dimensions.
Write like an ancient Sumerian scribe using clay and cuneiform!
This worksheet displays cuneiform numbers. Give each student some clay and a popsicle stick to practice!
Make a Chinese Slat Book to understand why the Chinese wrote from top to bottom and from right to left. There is also a link to basic Chinese characters, and how to imitate them.
Look under our World Cultures heading for more craft ideas for China.
This site offers lots of good ancient Greek crafts for the upper elementary school child, including directions for a paper mache Trojan horse, a pasta drama mask, and more!
If you don't mind putting in the extra effort, creating a paper mache horse makes good sense when you want to illustrate how soldiers hid inside the Trojan horse! Here are instructions!
Print this paper Trojan Horse for students to cut, color (optional), and assemble from DLTK's Crafts for Kids.
This site has several characters from Greek mythology to print, color (optional), and assemble. The only other supply needed is a toilet paper tube. Characters available are Zeus, Perseus, Medusa, Harpy, the Cyclops, and Athena, all from DLTK's Crafts for Kids.
Use rounds of cardboard and classical Greek Shield patterns to make your own authentic shields.
History Pockets, Ancient Greece (Enhanced Ebook) by Evan-Moor. UE
Read our review of the History Pockets series!
Stage your own Olympic Games with Spartans vs. Athenians! Our class did the Discus Throw (i.e., Ring Toss); Racing (i.e., with a Maze on paper OR blowing a ping pong ball to the Finish Line); Archery (i.e., flicking a marble onto a flat target OR Bean Bag Toss); and Wrestling (i.e., Thumb or Arm Wrestling). Use the Olympic Award Certificate from A Book In Time to fill out and keep in your notebook as a memory of all the fun.
Play this Greek & Roman Mythology Bingo Game, made specifically for a classroom.
The History Pockets series has a Literature-based book on Greek & Roman Myths. Learn and create!
Projects are supplied for 8 myths, and all handwork can be stored in the "pockets" the student creates.
Have you read the Greek myth of Arachne? Make a spider bracelet to go along with the story! Better yet, create and eat spider cupcakes!
The Book of Greek Myths Pop-Up Board Games is a unique treasure! It includes 4 pop-up Board Games on the Trojan Horse, Odysseus, Theseus & the Minotaur, and Daedalus & Icarus, along with a 14-page book of the stories. Learn and play, and then paly some more!
15 Greek Myth Mini-Books from Scholastic.
These 2 simple projects require only printing, cutting, and assembling with either glue or tape. Construct the Colosseum or Constantine's Arch!
Build a paper model of the Colosseum, compliments of Canon's Paper Craft.
Jesus was born during the Roman era. This simple paper Nativity Scene prints in color.
This is an awesome Roman horse & chariot for kids to put together. The pattern is pretty self-sufficient, and everything is backed onto cardboard to make your model sturdy. This project is probably best appropriate for an older child because of the detail. (Scroll down a bit for this model.)
This unit on Rome features instructions for making a toga, a vellum journal, mosaics, and weapons!
History Pockets, Ancient Rome by Evan-Moor. UE
This Roman Imperial Helmet is so easy to make! Just print and assemble, and then have fun wearing your creation. Project is from FirstPalette.
Read our review of the History Pockets series!
Dress the Roman Soldier with this paper cut-out craft! Easy & fun for kids!
Please e-mail us with any links to add to this collection!