Help kids start to learn about their place in our world with Kindergarten social studies! Help kids see how special they are, talk about their families, explore community helpers, discover the us states, American presidents, and learn about other countries around the world. If you still have time and interests learn some Kindergarten History with fun, hands-on projects and free printable coloring pages.
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Social Studies for Kindergarten
Kindergartners tend to be eager learners, but they have shorter attention spans and aren’t ready to dive into deeper topics. Typically Kindergarten Social Studies begins with talking about expanding circles: your child’s interests, their family and home, neighborhood, city, state, country, continent, and planet. This helps kids start to understand their place in our world and understand how they can be in both a city and state at the same time.
If you homeschool kindergarten you can add in resources that fit with your child’s interets. Interest-led education is a great way to keep kids engaged and eager participants!
Kindergarten Social Studies Curriculum
While you can certainly buy a packaged social studies curriculum for kindergarten, you can also easily make your own. We have tons of free printables resources to make learning simple and fun! From learning about themselves and their country to countries around the world, engaging history readers they can color to activities learning about famous people in history and current commuity helpers today. We have a LOT of fun, hands-on activities and more! I suggest you provide opportunities for children to play store, puppets, and dress-up to role play with various community helpers.
Play and Learn
Many social studies topics for kindergarten tend to include community helpers such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, dentists, postal workers, garbage collectors, etc. We like to add in learning about other countries around the world as it lends for a lot of play-based activities and understanding to respect other people from lots of cultures and backgrounds.
Kindergarten Community Helpers
Teaching kids about community helpers helps them understand all the different jobs in our community and how they are all important. It will inspire kids to think and drema about who they will become. It also allows them to understand in emergency situations who they can go to for help. We have lots of fun community helper worksheets and activities to explore lots of jobs from police and firefighter to cooks and garbage collectors, plumers and mail carriers, flight attendant to farm, teachers and judges, and so many more!
Social Studies Topics for Kindergarten
One are Kindergarten get to learn about is the concept of where they live. It starts simply with all about me to help each kid learn how special and unique they are. Then they learn they are part of a family who lives in a neighborhood. They will then zoom out a little more to see they live in a city which is in a state, that is part of a country and in a continent. They are world citizens on our planet which is only known inhabitable planet in our large galaxy and universe! We have so many fun things from presidetn coloring pages to where do i live activities, american symbols worksheets to i spy printables learning about the shape, map and features of the US States!
If your child is interested, starting to introduce children to the concept of time – things that happened before they were born – can be lots of fun. We like to make our activities play based with castle sets, plyramids, etc. and lots of free printable history coloring pages to read, color, and learn!
Social Studies Worksheets for Kindergarten
Help your student learn they are a global citizen with missions of children all around the world that are both just like them with parents, eat food, go to school, like to play – and comletely different because they come from unique cultures! These country coloring pages allow children to learn about other countries from their flag, map, traditional clothing, famous landmarks, and so much more! They can review with the World I Spy worksheets or hands-on lego challenge cards!
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