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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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Get your first grader into the Thanksgiving spirit by encouraging her to dress up as a Native American with her very own extravagant looking headpiece.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
According to some, the world should have ended on December 21, 2012. Celebrate our continued existence with this historical art project!
History
Community & Cultures
Test your middle schooler's knowledge of Barack Obama by challenging him to complete a crossword puzzle about the President after reading a short biography.
Civics & Government
Middle School
These activities will have your kid thinking deep about himself and learning about the outside world.
Social Skills
Community & Cultures
Learn about the architecture of Asia by building your very own model of a pagoda!
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Practice early social studies skills and get your child excited about the new school year with this fun activity.
Community & Cultures
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
Experience a piece of various cultures with these crafts, games and food.
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
Have your little cowpoke design and decorate a vest that's perfect for combating the elements on the harsh Western plains.
National Symbols
Kindergarten
With a handful of craft supplies, your fourth grader can capture some of the artistic magic of the ancient Maya.
History
Fourth Grade
Your second grader can honor two renowned U.S. Presidents--Abraham Lincoln and George Washington--by crafting larger-than-life pennies and quarters!
National Symbols
Second Grade
Your child can get a little closer to Native American history and culture by creating her own kachina doll.
History
Community & Cultures
Learn about the beautiful Indian art of Madhubani painting with this fun and creative project.
World Cultures
Fifth Grade

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