Get hands-on with these history activities for preschool and kindergarten! Here are crafts, books, and more for bringing history alive.
History Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten
Exploring Art History with Preschoolers – Playground Parkbench
Explore art history, from Modernism in the late 19th century to Pop Art, popular in the 1960s.
Montessori Inspired European Unit Study – The Pinay Homeschooler
Study European history with flags, animals, and landmarks – great for all elementary school students.
The Legend of Horatius at the Bridge – Layers of Learning
Learn about the legend of Horatius with this stanza, coloring sheet, and free printable Roman helmets.
Picture Books for Black History Month – No Twiddle Twaddle
Study black history through literature! Here are 10 great picture books for bringing black history alive.
Ancient Rome Food and Feast – Highhill Homeschool
Fill your tummy with a feast, fit for Ancient Rome. There’s nothing too extravagant about the meal, but elementary kiddos will love this!
Famous Artist Crafts for Kids – The Crafty Classroom
Recreate the works of famous artists with these tutorials! Learn about them in the process, from Monet to Pollock.
Popsicle Stick Teepees – Glued to My Crafts
Study Native American history by creating these teepees. They’re pretty simple to make, with popsicle sticks being the base.
President’s Day Freebie – Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten
Study George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in this freebie for President’s Day.
Roman Numeral Lessons – The Natural Homeschool
Roman numerals are still used today! Introduce your kiddos to Roman numerals with this free printable.
Jackie Robinson Craft – Cutting Tiny Bites
On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson made history for breaking racial barriers and becoming the first African American to become a Major League Baseball player.
George Washington Lapbook – Lapbook Lessons
Use this lapbook to learn about our first president, George Washington!
Learn about Martin Luther King Jr – Teach Preschool
Martin Luther King Jr. made great advances for the Civil Rights movements. Learn about his amazing life!
Stonehenge Lesson for Preschool – Adventures in Mommydom
Get hands-on while learning about Stonehenge! It can be adapted for elementary and middle school, and is great for combining history and STEM.
Rosie the Riveter Coloring Page – Education.com
Rosie the Riveter was a classic icon during WWII, inspiring woman to help the war effort by taking up jobs.
Liberty Bell Craft – Mrs. Black’s Bees
Recreate the Liberty Bell while learning about early American history!
Pom-Pom American Flag Painting – Crafty Morning
Celebrate the 4th of July and Independence Day with this American flag painting! It’s simple and costs next to nothing.
Free Ancient Egypt Preschool Worksheets – 123 Homeschool for Me
Learn about ancient Egypt with this math and literacy pack. There are 17 printables, with history activities that can be adjusted for toddlers to 2nd grade.
Fun with Coloring Mixing: A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Craft – MPM Ideas
Learn about diversity and segregation with this bright coloring craft. It works best for large groups, but can be adjusted for smaller groups.
Ancient History: Roman Road – Preschool Powol Pockets
Learn about ancient history with this hands-on craft! Recreate a textured Roman road.
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