Monday, October 13, 2014

6 History Games for kids (+ Other Ideas to Bring the Past to Life and the Linky!)

History can be a tough subject to teach. Kids can feel disconnected and find it difficult to relate to people and events from the past. Making it fun is the trick. Here are six of my free printable games to illustrate that point.

Want more great ideas? Go clickin' crazy ...


Dye Yarn with Kool Aid at Mama Smiles
OJ Carton Lantern and Paul Revere's Ride at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
Pioneer Crafts for Kids at The Crafty Crow


Bake Civil War Hardtack at
6th Grade Carved (Egyptian) Cartouches at There's a Dragon in My Art Room

History Mini Units for Busy Families at Planet Smarty Pants

Hands On Pompeii Lesson (archeological LEGO city dig) at Adventures in Mommydom
Presidential Paint Stick Timelines at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
Mummification: Let's Mummify Barbie at Kids Activities Blog

DIY George Washington Wig at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
Kids bring famous people to life with this DIY Living History Museum at The Educators' Spin on It
Viking Shield {upcycled history craft} at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
Wearing Lincoln's Hat at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
I am Pharaoh {craft and writing prompt} at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

Reading Comprehension with the Greek Alphabet at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
Preamble Scramble at National Constitution Center

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