For Educators

Free Printables

These social studies-themed worksheets and activities were developed for the Kent Historical Museum’s now retired Little Explorers program, which enrolled 3-year-olds through Kindergarteners, but some could be suited for up to 3rd or 4th grade. Use them to complement your curriculum, or just for fun!

  • Doctor’s Bag: Long, long ago, if you were sick, the doctor would come to your house! Identifying items that doctors of long, long ago would carry in their bags
  • Triceratops Puppet Pattern: Make a paper bag puppet of everyone’s favorite dinosaur! Dinosaurs lived long, long ago…
  • Baking Match: Matching different foods to the kinds of pans you use to bake them; works great for a community helpers/bakery theme quick filler activity
  • Phones Through The Years: Sequencing telephones from oldest to newest (2 per page)
  • Polar Bear Listening: To be used with the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Eric Carle
  • Colorful Quilt: Reinforcing colors, patterns/sequencing, and shape recognition skills in coloring a quilt
  • Scenes and Seasons: Two-sided place mat with the four seasons on one side and scenes from four different places in the world on the other; can be laminated and used for a variety of games and activities

*These resources are offered for free in accordance with the GKHS Mission Statement. If you use them, we’d like to know what you think! Send us an email at ctyofknt@msn.com.

History Day

Are your students participating in National History Day? Encourage them to choose a local history topic. The Kent Historical Museum is the perfect place to start.

Field Trips

Want to take your students on a field trip that is both fun and educational? Come to the Museum! With tours and activities specially designed for age groups from preschool through high school, the Kent Museum offers an engaging, age appropriate and affordable experience for any class. We also offer a tour scavenger hunt–download the worksheet here.

Just like regular museum admission, class visits are FREE. Donations to the museum are gladly accepted and go directly into supporting the material costs of educational programs. Contact the museum for more information.