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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This construction paper activity helps your child to assemble a variety of emotions on a face so she can recognize how she and everyone around her is feeling.
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Explore the world from your own home by conducting research about other cultures with your 4th grade child.
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Teaching your child some basic words in Spanish is a breeze at home, with this simple and fun activity that doesn't require special educational materials.
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Here is a guide to making a felt busy book that's perfect for focusing on specific learning areas with your child.
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Explore geometry, patterns, and history by creating pretty decorative Islamic tile art.
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Teach your child about the importance and meaning behind bowing in Asian cultures and help her expand her cultural horizons with this fun activity.
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Celebrate Ramadan by recreating a scene depicting the inside of a mosque. Your kid will marvel at the beautiful stained glass effect of the finished project.
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This Veterans Day, teach your kid about Remembrance Day and create a wreath of red poppies to honor the brave soldiers who died serving their countries.
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Help your fifth grader create an art card that celebrates the enduring values of Passover.
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Your child can decorate her own set of Russian nesting dolls in this easy felt craft.
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This cultural craft makes a pretty decoration and teaches kids about other cultures.
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Celebrate the holidays by making farolitos, paper lanterns with elaborate designs and historical roots.
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Make sunomono, a simple Japanese cucumber vinegar salad, and kid-friendly chopsticks in this fun kindergarten activity.
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Teach your child about the importance and peacefulness of Ramadan as she gets creative drawing domes, minarets and prayer halls.
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According to some, the world should have ended on December 21, 2012. Celebrate our continued existence with this historical art project!
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Teach your kindergartener a little about Mexican culture by giving him a festive, no-cook lesson in how to make "aguas frescas," or seasonal fruit drinks.
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Tu B'Shevat is a Jewish holiday during which the "new year" for trees is celebrated. In this activity your child will paint a pot to grow his own plant.
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Here's a great activity to help them satisfy their snow play cravings in a cozy indoor setting. They can create their very own igloo picture!
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Your child can get a little closer to Native American history and culture by creating her own kachina doll.
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Make a paper plate puppet that'll help your child imagine what it's like to be in a performance of the dragon dance.

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