Kids can learn history in a hands-on way with history crafts for kids. Add to the learning with these fun history craft projects for kids.
History matters. Our history was impacted by the ideas and actions of people. And, our history impacts both our present and our future.
As Christians, we know that God is sovereign in all of history. That’s a knowledge we want to raise our kids with!
In our literature-based homeschool, we spent a lot of time reading good books about history–biographies, historical fiction, source documents, and narrative nonfiction. We also did fun crafts to help us learn and remember the history we studied. Children are concrete thinkers, and hands-on projects, like crafts, can help them visualize the people, places, and events they’re learning about!
I’ve compiled a bunch of history crafts for you, not just from Thinking Kids, but from friends around the web, too!
New Testament History Crafts
- Build a Nativity Scene – Looking for a LEGO Nativity scene? You won’t find one, but you can build your own Nativity scene with instructions to build a Nativity scene.
- Build an Empty Tomb of Jesus Christ – Your kids can build a LEGO brick Bible Easter craft. Check out these step-by-step instructions for building the empty tomb of Jesus Christ!
Church History Crafts
- History Detective Bookmark Craft – History is fun when presented as a story! Teach kids to be history detectives and make this free history detective bookmark craft for kids!
- Christian Church History Detectives – Kids can be Christian Church history detectives! A kids’ craft that will help your kids think about their role in learning Church history.
Reformation History Crafts
- Martin Luther of the Reformation – Teach your kids about Martin Luther of the Reformation and the 95 Theses with this fun toilet paper roll craft!
- Johann Gutenberg and the Printing Press – A fun toilet paper rolls craft to help your kids learn about Johann Gutenberg and the printing press invention.
- The Protestant Reformers – Your kids can learn about the Protestant Reformers in a hands-on way with this printable Reformation craft!
- Reformation Day Snacks – Enrich your Reformation Day party for your family with fun Reformation Day Snacks. Celebrate the beginning of the Protestant Reformation!
- A Mighty Fortress is Our God Lyrics Craft – Teach your kids about the hymn by Reformer Martin Luther with this fun printable craft!
Abolition History Crafts
- The Abolitionists for Kids – Your family can learn about the abolitionists for kids in a hands-on way with this printable toilet paper roll craft!
- Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad – You’ll love this fun history craft that helps your kids learn about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in a hands-on way.
- Love Your Neighbor as Yourself – Help kids consider all of God’s people and learn the Great Commandment. They’ll love this love your neighbor as yourself verse craft.
- Acts 17:26 Handprint Wreath Craft – Abolitionists used Acts 17:26 to show that God made all people and nations from one man. Celebrate this truth with a handprint wreath craft.
Even More History Crafts
My friends across the web have some more great history crafts for you. Check these out!
- Make an Upcycled Anderson World War II Shelter – No need to run out and buy fancy diorama supplies. With some old Amazon boxes, paint, and construction paper you can create a replica air raid shelter.
- Ancient Rome Colosseum – You can hardly talk about the incredible architecture of Ancient Rome without mentioning the Colosseum.
- 3D Taj Mahal Craft – An easy 3D craft with a template.
- 3D Red Fort Craft – Build this representation of a historical building in India.
- Statue of Liberty Craft – What better way to get your kiddos excited for the Fourth than by having them make their own popsicle stick Statue of Liberty craft?
- Mayflower Handprint Craft – Help your kids learn more about the pilgrims and their stories!
- How to Make a Mummy – Recreate the ancient Egyptian mummification process using household ingredients.
- Make a World War 1 Helmet – Kids will love creating a World War I helmet!
- Sew a World War I Nurse’s Hat – This is a fun project, sewing a hat for an 18″ doll.
- Make Paper with Kids – Your kids will love this paper-making project!
- A Silversmith History Lesson – Learn a colonial trade in an easy, hands-on way!
- Design an Irrigation System – More hands-on history.
- The Rosetta Stone and Breaking the Code – How can we read all the ancient texts? We started by researching exactly what is the Rosetta Stone. Then set about making our own stone.
- America Flag Craft for Littles – Based on the picture book F is for Flag.
- Make and Write With a Quill Pen – This fun project is a great way to learn about early writing.
- How to Make Coffee Filter Poppy – Another World War I craft kids will love–and it’s pretty.
- Cupcake Liner Flander’s Poppy – The red Flanders Poppy (also known as the Memorial or Remembrance Poppy) is recognized internationally as a symbol of Remembrance for all veterans who have served or died serving their country.
- DIY Roman Shield – A fun project using recycled materials.
- Stone Age Craft | Make a Paper Craft – Make a paper mache axe.
- Amelia Earhart Clothespin Airplane – Kids will enjoy making this airplane.
Hands-on history crafts are a wonderful way to help kids learn history!
Bible Resources for Your Kids
Christian Biographies for Kids | Christian History for Kids | Theology for Kids
Christian History Matters for Our Kids.
History matters. Now, more than ever, we see how important it is for our children to know and understand history and the Bible.
- God is the sovereign ruler of all things. It’s important for our kids to see his hand in the history of nations and in the lives of both peasants and kings.
- Christian history is the story of our family history. Our kids get to see how people who love Jesus follow him.
- Understanding history can help our kids learn historic and biblical theology. They learn what the Bible says and what that means for us. They also see when the study of Scripture has taken important turns that have changed the Church.
- Reading Christian biographies and history can be a wonderful way for kids to think outside their own time and culture. God’s Church spans centuries and includes people from every nation.
- Christian biographies help kids consider their own faith, walk with Jesus, and the impact their witness may one day have on others–and on history.
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