Community & Cultures Activities

It's important that your kid grow to appreciate different peoples and places and there's no better way to introduce cultural traditions than hands-on activities and crafts. Whether your focus is on ancient civilizations or present day communities, we have a whole host of creative ideas. We also have plenty of holiday activities that will help your kid learn more about special occasions and the various cultural practices that define them. What's more, our US History activities that are the perfect way to make learning come alive for your student. Check out our selection of activities and find a few that will pique your kid's curiosity about the world around her.

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Maracas are most commonly found in music around the world. Introduce your child to percussion and rhythm with this easy-to-make instrument.
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Celebrate Chinese New Year by teaching your child how to use chopsticks! She'll build her math and fine motor skills as she does this activity.
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This Pysanky egg-decorating activity is perfect for young artists. Bring a little color and creativity to any holiday with this traditional Ukrainian craft.
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Help your child make a recycling poster for your household and teach her how to take care of the environment!
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During your next craft time, strike up the band with this homemade Chinese instrument.
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Ignite your child's creativity by having her design her own clay version of an alebrije, a traditional fanciful creature like the ones made in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Kokeshi dolls have been around since the 17th century, and now your child can recreate a piece of Japanese history and culture right at home.
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This simple art project will help your child think of nice words to say that come from the heart and use them when she's communicating with friends and family.
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In this activity, your child will create a red envelope that can be filled with money to spread good will and ward off evil spirits in the New Year.
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This dreidel ornament makes a sparkling spinning top out of popsicle sticks. Make this dreidel ornament and get ready for Hanukkah.
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Give your child an American history lesson as you create a colorful mini totem pole!
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Show your kid how to put a new spin on an old classic with this fun party game.
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Few architectural features are as recognizable as the Russian onion dome. In this project, your kid will recreate the striking beauty of this roof-top marvel.
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During the Passover Seder, many Jewish families pour a cup of red wine for Elijah. This year, help your child create his own welcoming glass for Elijah.
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Get ready for Thanksgiving by explaining the importance of the harvest. This craft is a great way for her to show thanks for all that delicious food!
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During Chinese New Year festivities, you see lanterns everywhere. Your child can make her very own red and gold lanterns to display at home.
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Light up the sky with this lotus lantern, a perfect way to explore Buddha Day.
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque is often referred to as the Blue Mosque. In this activity, your kid will build his own Blue Mosque just in time for Ramadan!
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Enjoy the fragrant scents of the holiday season with this pomander activity. A perfect arts and crafts project for preschool or kindergarten age children.
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Teach your child about the importance of Labor Day by helping her learn about the different hats that are worn by workers in various occupations.

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