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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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Celebrate Irish history and culture this St. Patrick's Day by making a miniature version of the Blarney Stone!
Community & Cultures
Kindergarten
Teach your child about the art of ancient Australia by creating your own handprint art just like Aboriginal artists did thousands of years ago.
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
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.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Give your second-grader insight into the Huichol culture of Mexico with this arts and craft activity by creating an ojo de Dios (eye of God), or yarn weaving.
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
This Thanksgiving, try playing this fun Native American game with the whole family.
Holidays
Kindergarten
Celebrate African heritage by making an African flag banner. This fun, culturally-inspired art project is perfect for Black History Month.
Community & Cultures
National Symbols
Explore African and Asian traditions with this recipe for homemade henna ink!
Community & Cultures
Fourth Grade
Encourage your child to learn about the Japanese culture as you make a traditional Japanese fan out of paper.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Here's a springtime arts and crafts activity for preschoolers: make batik Easter eggs using melted candle wax and homemade dye.
Holidays
Preschool
Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Make a photo book to provide a reassuring guide for your child's first days and weeks of school.
Social Skills
Kindergarten
Washi Ningyo, otherwise known as Japanese paper dolls, make fantastic bookmarks! Encourage your child to read more with this delightful, origami-inspired doll.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Ride the Pilgrims' Mayflower with this math-inspired game for Thanksgiving. Learn about the Pilgrims' Mayflower while building problem-solving and math skills.
US History
Third Grade
An 'I Love You' book is a perfect gift for a very special friend on Valentine's Day. Our 'I Love You' book shares the love in eight different languages.
World Cultures
Third Grade

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