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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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Make a handprint turkey with your child to celebrate Thanksgiving. A handprint turkey makes a great base for Thanksgiving coasters, note cards, or place cards.
Holidays
Preschool
Help your teen delve into the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; he'll come up with catchy slogans to advertise them in a pretend travel brochure.
World History
Middle School
In this activity, kids learn a little about Japanese culture by making their own windsock in the shape of a koi fish.
World Cultures
Third Grade
Encourage your child to learn about the Japanese culture as you make a traditional Japanese fan out of paper.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Travel to ancient Mesopotamia with your kids by carving your own unique cuneiform cylinder seals.
History
Fifth Grade
Many of the world's most important historical documents were written with quill pens. Have your kid make his own quill pen and put his penmanship to the test!
US History
Fifth Grade
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!
World Cultures
Fourth Grade
Have your preschooler lend a hand when it comes to the Easter decorations by making this adorable popcorn lamb.
Holidays
Preschool
Your beginning teen baker will enjoy the tactile experience of baking this challah bread. It's deceptively simple to make!
World Cultures
Middle School
Batik is a fabric dying technique usually done with hot wax. This flour-and-water method is kid-safe and easy, and it creates beautiful batik designs.
Community & Cultures
Preschool

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