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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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These homemade thumbprint cards are as personalized as it gets, and your child will love using his prints to make holiday magic!
Holidays
Preschool
This activity with add some fun and education to long car trips. Perfect for family vacations!
Geography
Fifth Grade
Help your little one figure out the differences between the worlds of air, land and water, a huge step in understanding how our environment works.
Geography
Preschool
This Haggadah scroll activity is great for getting kids to practice handwriting, but it will also get them thinking about the meaning behind Passover.
Community & Cultures
Third Grade
This activity will have your child cutting and gluing to his heart's content. What's more, he'll create a pretty, mixed media plate for Seder while he's at it!
Holidays
Kindergarten
This Thanksgiving, try playing this fun Native American game with the whole family.
Holidays
Kindergarten
Send your child on an online hunt where he will practice working with search engines and use his reading comprehension skills to find specific information.
History
Fifth Grade
Next time you're headed out on the road with your fourth grader, try this alphabet-geography game that the whole family can play.
Geography
Fourth Grade
Tell your child you want to work on kindergarten readiness skills and she's not likely to jump up and clap. But turn it into a game and it's a different story.
Social Skills
Preschool
To pay tribute to the ancient Mexican art of mosaics, your child can craft a colorful mosaic using old magazines, a paper plate and lots of imagination.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Here's a Halloween arts and crafts activity for your preschooler, pre-kindergartener, or kindergartener: make bat wings of poster board and ribbon.
Holidays
Preschool
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.
Community & Cultures
History
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
Fish for headlines! This fun and exciting social studies activity is a great way to get your fifth grader reading and understanding newspaper articles.
Community & Cultures
Fifth Grade

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