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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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What are you the most thankful for? Challenge your kid to think about all the reasons he has to be thankful and make a turkey featuring one particular thing.
Holidays
Kindergarten
During the Passover Seder, many Jewish families pour a cup of red wine for Elijah. This year, help your child create his own welcoming glass for Elijah.
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
Spark your third grader's interest in the Winter Olympics by creating a banner of world flags, and then following each country's activity in the Olympic Games!
Geography
Second Grade
Have your child create her own version of an ancient Egyptian jewelry cuff similar to one that a goddess might have worn with this fun recycled craft.
History
Community & Cultures
Kokeshi dolls have been around since the 17th century, and now your child can recreate a piece of Japanese history and culture right at home.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Make a garland of paper flags representing your child's favorite countries.
Community & Cultures
National Symbols
Car cluttered with old maps now that you've adopted GPS technology? Upcycle them in this fun geography craft.
Geography
Fourth Grade
Show your teens the connection between making history and writing it by having them write, illustrate, and edit a newspaper from the past.
World History
US History
Teaching your child some basic words in Spanish is a breeze at home, with this simple and fun activity that doesn't require special educational materials.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
In this simplified activity, your young child can make her own Rasta-style necklace using beads and any type of shell
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Want to give craft time a little pop and sizzle? Try this colorful painting craft that uses one of our favorite toys--a Koosh ball!
Holidays
Kindergarten
Here's a place mat your second grader can create, based on the classic frontier tradition of patchwork quilting.
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
Shadow puppets are a traditional form of folk art that originated in ancient China. Help your child create his own puppet and put on a show!
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
To help your child learn how to use a thermometer, try this temperature collecting activity at home.
Geography
Fourth Grade

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