Historical Activity Books

I love finding books that make history come ALIVE via hands-on activities! I’ve been collecting a list of historical activity books for some time, and am always looking for more!

I will update this list as I find more. Let me know in the comments below if you know of any that I’ve missed!

These books usually seem to be aimed at elementary and middle school children…but there may be some that can be used for older children as well among this list. 


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Title
Author
Amazon Link
Abraham Lincoln for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 ActivitiesHerbert, Janishttp://amzn.to/2p9ui67
Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought ExperimentsPohlen, Jeromehttp://amzn.to/2GkwVtU
America's Black Founders: Revolutionary Heroes Early Leaders with 21 ActivitiesSanders, Nancy I.http://amzn.to/2DmJXE2
American Folk Art for Kids: With 21 ActivitiesPanchyk, Richardhttp://amzn.to/2FEvXaA
American Revolution for Kids (The): A History with 21 ActivitiesHerbert, Janis
Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors: An Activity GuideBroida, Marianhttp://amzn.to/2DpE35m
Ancient Greece: 40 Hands on Acitivies to Experience This Wondrous AgeHart, Averyhttp://amzn.to/2Dm1yvK
Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors: An Activity GuideBroida, Marianhttp://amzn.to/2GjZZBF
Ancient Rome!: Exploring the Culture, People, & Ideas of This Powerful EmpireHart, Averyhttp://amzn.to/2FDGEdx
Ancient Science: 40 Time-Traveling, World-Exploring, History-Making Activities for KidsWiese, Jimhttp://amzn.to/2p8vZ3v
Archaeology for Kids: Uncovering the Mysteries of Our Past, 25 ActivitiesPanchyk, Richardhttp://amzn.to/2tGo2rT
Beethoven for Kids: His Life and Music with 21 ActivitiesBauer, Helenhttp://amzn.to/2DmiPVJ
Benjamin Franklin, American Genius: His Life and Ideas with 21 ActivitiesMiller, Brandon Mariehttp://amzn.to/2tENRsB
California History for Kids: Missions, Miners, and Moviemakers in the Golden State, Includes 21 ActivitiesDuffield, Katy S.http://amzn.to/2FNRrVS
Celebrate the USA: Hands-On History Activities for KidsKuntz, Lynnhttp://amzn.to/2GjLb66
Charting the World: Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 ActivitiesPanchyk, Richardhttp://amzn.to/2Gk1boD
Chicago History for Kids: Triumphs and Tragedies of the Windy City Includes 21 ActivitiesHurd, Owen J.http://amzn.to/2GjLhdY
Civil Rights Movement for Kids (The): A History with 21 ActivitiesTurck, Mary C.http://amzn.to/2FBA73c
Civil War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and RecipesKing, David C.http://amzn.to/2Fw6nc1
Civil War for Kids (The): A History with 21 ActivitiesHerbert, Janishttp://amzn.to/2Gl7ZCG
Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and RomeCarlson, Laurie Winnhttp://amzn.to/2FsXXlA
Colonial Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and RecipesKing, David C.http://amzn.to/2FNJNef
Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New WorldCarlson, Laurie Winnhttp://amzn.to/2Gl849s
Darwin and Evolution for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 ActivitiesLawson, Kristanhttp://amzn.to/2tC0Wms
Days of Knights and Damsels: An Activity GuideCarlson, Laurie Winnhttp://amzn.to/2FwsWNT
Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great MastersKohl, MaryAnn F.http://amzn.to/2FC7gfc
Duke Ellington: His Life in Jazz with 21 ActivitiesCrease, Stephanie Steinhttp://amzn.to/2p4H0DY
Elizabeth I, the People's Queen: Her Life and Times, 21 ActivitiesHollihan, Kerrie Loganhttp://amzn.to/2tHurDi
Franklin Delano Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 ActivitiesPanchyk, Richardhttp://amzn.to/2HsUdxh
Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 ActivitiesSanders, Nancy I.http://amzn.to/2FCft2R
Friends of the Earth: A History of American Environmentalism with 21 ActivitiesMcCarthy, Pathttp://amzn.to/2paPEzR
Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 ActivitiesPanchyk, Richardhttp://amzn.to/2DjGAO9
George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 ActivitiesMiller, Brandon Mariehttp://amzn.to/2tEDaWN
Going West!: Journey on a Wagon Train to Settle a Frontier Town /Johmann, Carol A.http://amzn.to/2FOsXvU
Great Colonial America Projects: You Can Build YourselfBordessa, Krishttp://amzn.to/2Gl3NCW
Harry Houdini for Kids: His Life and Adventures with 21 Magic Tricks and IllusionsCarlson, Laurie Winnhttp://amzn.to/2FvHJsb
Heading West: Life with the Pioneers, 21 ActivitiesMcCarthy, Pathttp://amzn.to/2FPtKNf
Huzzah Means Hooray: Activities from the Days of Damsels, Jesters, and Blackbirds in a PieCarlson, Laurie Winnhttp://amzn.to/2tHyjnK
Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 ActivitiesHollihan, Kerrie Loganhttp://amzn.to/2FCvfuK
Kid's Guide to African American History (A): More than 70 ActivitiesSanders, Nancy I.http://amzn.to/2FLQA85
Knights & Castles: 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Middle AgesHart, Averyhttp://amzn.to/2GjIth5
Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 ActivitiesHerbert, Janishttp://amzn.to/2Gm9Ua5
Lewis & Clark Expedition (The): Join the Corps of Discovery to Explore Uncharted TerritoryJohmann, Carol A.http://amzn.to/2tJHiou
Lewis and Clark for Kids: Their Journey of Discovery with 21 ActivitiesHerbert, Janishttp://amzn.to/2DmPzya
Lighthouses for Kids: History, Science, and Lore with 21 ActivitiesHouse, Katherine L.http://amzn.to/2FAFMXi
Marco Polo for Kids: His Marvelous Journey to China, 21 ActivitiesHerbert, Janishttp://amzn.to/2p5C3uH
Mark Twain for Kids: His Life Times, 21 ActivitiesRasmussen, R. Kenthttp://amzn.to/2DnAdcJ
Monet and the Impressionists for Kids: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 ActivitiesSabbeth, Carolhttp://amzn.to/2FMBTlm
More Than Moccasins: A Kid's Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian LifeCarlson, Laurie Winnhttp://amzn.to/2FM3wLa
Native American History for Kids: With 21 ActivitiesGibson, Karen Bushhttp://amzn.to/2FMC00g
New York City History for Kids: From New Amsterdam to the Big Apple with 21 ActivitiesPanchyk, Richardhttp://amzn.to/2tOn3pV
Old Testament Days: An Activity GuideSanders, Nancy I.http://amzn.to/2FCzPZY
Our Supreme Court: A History with 14 ActivitiesPanchyk, Richardhttp://amzn.to/2FCL0Sh
Pioneer Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and RecipesKing, David C.http://amzn.to/2FP1muy
Polar Explorers for Kids: Historic Expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic with 21 ActivitiesSnowden, Maxinehttp://amzn.to/2FKeVLz
Projects about Ancient GreeceBroida, Marianhttp://amzn.to/2tHBADy
Projects about Colonial LifeBroida, Marianhttp://amzn.to/2pbdMlV
Projects about Nineteenth-Century Chinese ImmigrantsBroida, Marianhttp://amzn.to/2GkmHK7
Projects about the American RevolutionBroida, Marianhttp://amzn.to/2p7O8OU
Pyramids!: 50 Hands-On Activities to Experience Ancient EgyptHart, Averyhttp://amzn.to/2DnAsVb
Rightfully Ours: How Women Won the Vote, 21 ActivitiesHollihan, Kerrie Loganhttp://amzn.to/2GlRNRH
Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 ActivitiesRoss, Michael Elsohnhttp://amzn.to/2FPLYOF
Science Giants: Life Science: 25 Activities Exploring The World's Greatest Scientific DiscoveriesTicotsky, Alanhttp://amzn.to/2FMF5xu
Science Giants: Earth and Space: 25 Activities Exploring The World's Greatest Scientific DiscoveriesTicotsky, Alanhttp://amzn.to/2Do7Wmk
Science Giants: Physical Science: 25 Activities Exploring The World's Greatest Scientific DiscoveriesTicotsky, Alanhttp://amzn.to/2FLP06g
Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 ActivitiesAagesen, Colleenhttp://amzn.to/2FMnzZX
Theodore Roosevelt for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 ActivitiesHollihan, Kerrie Loganhttp://amzn.to/2tHRAp1
Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 21 ActivitiesCarlson, Laurie Winnhttp://amzn.to/2FyHg4b
Thomas Jefferson for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 ActivitiesMiller, Brandon Mariehttp://amzn.to/2FNPNUo
Underground Railroad for Kids (The): From Slavery to Freedom with 21 ActivitiesCarson, Mary Kayhttp://amzn.to/2pdOHXR
Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists for Kids: Their Lives and Ideas, 21 ActivitiesSabbeth, Carolhttp://amzn.to/2Fzzn2o
Verdi for Kids: His Life and Music with 21 ActivitiesBauer, Helenhttp://amzn.to/2FOjRz9
Victorian Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and RecipesKing, David C.http://amzn.to/2DlFPnS
Westward Ho!: An Activity Guide to the Wild WestCarlson, Laurie Winnhttp://amzn.to/2tJKel0
Who Really Discovered America?: Unraveling the Mystery & Solving the PuzzleHart, Averyhttp://amzn.to/2Gm9Kzl
Wild West Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and RecipesKing, David C.http://amzn.to/2FwZ8k7
World War II for Kids: A History with 21 ActivitiesPanchyk, Richardhttp://amzn.to/2FAInk0
Wright Brothers for Kids (The): How They Invented the Airplane, 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of FlightCarson, Mary Kayhttp://amzn.to/2Fz4xa8

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