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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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If art is the signature of civilizations, this slideshow is the whole essay! Try out some fun art styles from around the world.
World Cultures
Fourth Grade
Play food isn't just for preschoolers! Help your child create a fun Passover craft that doubles as tea-party play food for younger siblings.
Community & Cultures
Fourth Grade
Encourage your child to make a Chinese scroll painting as part of his world history or art studies, or just to pass the time on a weekend.
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
Your kindergartener will be delighted to create a kid-friendly and festive Menorah that she will have the honor of 'lighting'!
Holidays
Kindergarten
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
Nothing says party like a bright and bursting piñata! Create your own mini festive centerpiece with paper towel rolls and ribbons.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Make these edible dreidels out of marshmallows, pretzels and chocolate chips for Hanukkah.
Holidays
Kindergarten
Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Inspire your fifth grader to explore a new culture and determine her New Year's fortune by playing this German wax dripping game.
World Cultures
Fifth Grade
Get your creative kid into tasseography! The ancient art of reading tea leaves gets a modern update in this simplified version for youthful fortune tellers!
World Cultures
Fifth Grade
Build your first grader's social studies skills by making a map together.
Geography
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
Pop up a pup tent, just like Civil War soldiers did on the battlefield.
US History
Fourth Grade

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