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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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Make this dragon relief with your first grader to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and teach her about an important part of Chinese culture.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Learn about the ancient art of Japanese calligraphy with this New Year's activity about kakizome.
Community & Cultures
Second 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
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
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
Learn how to make a menorah with this simple Hanukkah craft. See how to make a menorah for the Festival of Lights.
Holidays
Preschool
Help your first grader craft a magnetic menorah that he can safely 'light' himself!
Holidays
First Grade
This family project is a fun way to teach your child about her heritage and practice her geography.
History
Second Grade
Are you looking for a fun craft for this 4th of July? Make this hat with your child and let him march around the room like a Revolutionary soldier!
National Symbols
Holidays
Reuse beloved old Christmas cards  by filling them with candies and toys, and turn them into something to enjoy for years.
Holidays
Kindergarten
Your kindergartener will be delighted to refine his motor and conceptual skills as he creates his own Maccabee shield in honor of the Maccabee revolt.
Holidays
Kindergarten

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