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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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Help kids tap into their inner inventor by teaching them how to make peanut butter through trial, error, and lots of taste testing!
History
First Grade
Here's a place mat your second grader can create, based on the classic frontier tradition of patchwork quilting.
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
Kids are acutely aware of what's 'fair' and what's not.  Here's a quirky way to teach your first grader the importance of voting and democracy.
Civics & Government
First Grade
Help your child use matzoh to create edible decorations that feature the smiling faces of family and friends.
Holidays
Kindergarten
Lots of kids wonder what it would be like to be a police officer. Celebrate the people who help keep our communities safe with this fun craft.
Community & Cultures
Kindergarten
Explore geometry, patterns, and history by creating pretty decorative Islamic tile art.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Sometimes a sandwich is just ho hum boring. Help your kid make lunch fun by threading her favorite ingredients on a skewer for a quick and easy sandwich kabob.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Few architectural features are as recognizable as the Russian onion dome. In this project, your kid will recreate the striking beauty of this roof-top marvel.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Making a freedom kite is a great way to show appreciation on Memorial Day or July 4th, and enjoy the summer sunshine with family.
US History
Fourth Grade
In this activity, your child will create a fun lion mask and learn a little about Chinese culture too!
Community & Cultures
Holidays
Spice up your first grader's spelling practice this President's Day by playing the Abraham Lincoln Penny Spelling game!
History
First Grade
Learn how to make a menorah with this simple Hanukkah craft. See how to make a menorah for the Festival of Lights.
Holidays
Preschool

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