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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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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
Learn all about Native American culture as your child constructs her own Native American talking stick using string and various nature items.
First Grade
Community & Cultures
Kids put their geography knowledge to the test in this balloon volley game inspired by the Dr. Seuss book 'Oh the Places You'll Go'.
Fourth Grade
Geography
Make an initiation shield like the ones from the Kikuyu tribe in Africa for an art project that gets kids to reflect on different cultures!
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
Here's a simple activity to reinforce your fourth grader's study of her home state and help her make a pretty keepsake.
Fourth Grade
US History
Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!
First Grade
Community & Cultures
Honor our 16th president by having your kid assemble his famous stovepipe hat! This Abe Lincoln hat craft is the perfect way to celebrate Presidents Day.
First Grade
History
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 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
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
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.
First Grade
Community & Cultures
Invite your first grader to follow a African tradition by coming up with an explanatory African folktale and assembling a book to go along with it.
First Grade
Community & Cultures
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!
First Grade
Community & Cultures

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