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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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It's always fun to recycle household items into something great. Here's a quick and easy way to turn a used juice box into a police radio for hours of play!
First Grade
Community & Cultures
Jump into Japanese culture with your child by making your own calligraphy scroll. Try your hand at painting kanji on paper just like Zen masters of old!
Fourth Grade
World Cultures
Enjoy the fragrant scents of the holiday season with this pomander activity. A perfect arts and crafts project for preschool or kindergarten age children.
First Grade
History
Put your kid's Internet research skills to the test with this activity that will help him learn more about the history and cultural significance of fireworks.
Fourth Grade
Community & Cultures
This Kool-Aid tie-dye activity is a kid-friendly craft that never gets old. Learn how to make tie-dye shirts using assorted Kool-Aid flavors here.
Fourth Grade
Community & Cultures
Using butcher paper, ink and charcoal, your child will explore ancient motifs such as buffalo, bison and hunters by creating her very own cave painting.
Fourth Grade
History
Help your kids map the 'global footprint' of your family's grocery cart by investigating how far your food travels before landing on your dinner table.
Fourth Grade
Geography
Next time you're headed out on the road with your fourth grader, try this alphabet-geography game that the whole family can play.
Fourth Grade
Geography
Help your child construct and author a  'sempuyo,' a traditional Japanese book with accordion-style pages; she will develop her writing and fine motor skills.
Fourth Grade
Community & Cultures
Enhance fourth-grade measurement making skills and social studies learning with this stitching project.
Fourth Grade
US History
Help your child create his own pinata in this fun and easy activity. Use paper mache and fingerpaint for a party pinata everyone will love.
First Grade
Community & Cultures
This Fourth of July, play a fun history-inspired math and logic puzzle game for your kids to play!
Fourth Grade
US History
Explore African and Asian traditions with this recipe for homemade henna ink!
Fourth Grade
Community & Cultures
Whether you're teaching your kid about this important cultural art form or simply looking for a fun project, sandpainting is a fun activity you'll both enjoy.
First Grade
Community & Cultures
Encourage your child to learn about the Japanese culture as you make a traditional Japanese fan out of paper.
First Grade
Community & Cultures

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