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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Learn about the ancient art of Japanese calligraphy with this New Year's activity about kakizome.
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In this simplified activity, your young child can make her own Rasta-style necklace using beads and any type of shell
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Help your child create her own version of a Moroccan lantern to give her room an Arabian nights feel!
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Add a little island flavor to your next lazy afternoon with a Hawaiian arts and craft project!
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Celebrate African heritage by making an African flag banner. This fun, culturally-inspired art project is perfect for Black History Month.
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Learn how to count in Spanish. Your child will practice her numbers and build her reading skills while learning a bit about Latino culture along the way.
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Have the children play a more active role in the Seder by helping them prepare paper puppets that represent the ten plagues.
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Encourage your child to make a Chinese scroll painting as part of his world history or art studies, or just to pass the time on a weekend.
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Every year at the Passover Seder, the Ten Plagues are mentioned as part of the ritual. Have your kid draw the plagues to help him remember their importance.
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In this activity, your child will create a fun lion mask and learn a little about Chinese culture too!
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Host a royal party full of "please and thank you" - even the queen would approve. Have a ball while your kids practice etiquette!
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Your first or second grader will delight in creating multi-colored confetti egg smashers, traditional in Mexico, called cascarones!
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This Haggadah scroll activity is great for getting kids to practice handwriting, but it will also get them thinking about the meaning behind Passover.
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Bring a bit of the fun of Yuan Xiao Jie to your home with this lantern activity. Happy New Year!
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Have your child create her own version of an ancient Egyptian jewelry cuff similar to one that a goddess might have worn with this fun recycled craft.
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Chinese New Year is a time when many different luck-bringing rituals are performed. In this activity your child will create a lucky trinket.
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Celebrate Ramadan by creating a crescent moon and star...out of stars! This craft is the perfect way to introduce your child to an important national symbol.
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The pottery technique of coiling may be old, but it's probably new to your kid! Make coil pots with your preschooler throw in a little cultural lesson too!
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Horse chestnuts are inedible, but British children found a fun use for them around the 1840s by turning them into a game called Conkers.
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Make a lei and bring a touch of the tropical lifestyle into your home!

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