History’s Mysteries II

History is absolutely full of mysteries. But how do we go about solving them? With smart detective work, that’s how! In this adventure, you’ll learn from some of the best. Whether it’s hunting for treasure, making sense of ancient computers, uncovering long lost cities, asking whether aliens are real, or shedding light on why there are no more dinosaurs, you will travel the planet many times over and explore questions that people have been asking for ages. By the end, no mystery will be too tough for you to crack!

what you’ll need

  • Your Camp Kinda toolkit

  • Instant coffee and/or tea bags
  • A spoon
  • Old cloth
  • A bowl
  • A sponge
  • Ribbon
  • Toys or sweets for treasure
  • Self-hardening clay, salt dough, or sand dough
  • Black and silver acrylic paint or poster paint
  • Clear acrylic sealer or decoupage medium (optional)
  • Plastic bottles (approx. 7)
  • 1 2-liter plastic bottle
  • A ball (Foam, soccer, tennis)
  • 2 paper plates
  • 1 Styrofoam coffee cup
  • Craft jewels
  • Newspaper
  • String (optional)
  • A clothespin (or “peg” as it is called in England)
  • 2 pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes (optional)

weekly family activity

Organize a family movie night and check out National Treasure together, a historical adventure with plot elements that touch on America’s founding history. (Check out the Common Sense Media review to make sure it’s a good fit for your family.)

this week’s content builder:

Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly is a former middle school social studies teacher and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EdNavigator. His kids are big fans of the original History's Mysteries.

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