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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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Introduce your fifth grader (and friends) to a unique Jewish tradition by paying homage to the Maccabiah games by engaging them in their own makeshift games!
World Cultures
Fifth Grade
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
This simple art project will help your child think of nice words to say that come from the heart and use them when she's communicating with friends and family.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
This Hanukkah countdown craft will help your little one count the eight nights of Hanukkah. Make a Hanukkah countdown calendar with your child.
Holidays
Preschool
For Filipino families, parols (stars) are the ultimate holiday decorations! Here's how to make your own.
World Cultures
High School
Pop up a pup tent, just like Civil War soldiers did on the battlefield.
US History
Fourth Grade
Looking for a way to ring in the Lunar New Year? Introduce your child to important cultural practices, interesting facts, and Chinese New Year's traditions with these fun and festive activity ideas. You'll not only increase your kid's cultural awareness, but you'll also get him excited for the year to come. Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Put yourself in the shoes of a Civil War soldier and write to a loved one.
US History
Middle School
Get into the Christmas spirit with this fun and messy finger painting activity. This fun activity will light up the day like holiday lights!
Holidays
Kindergarten
These spaghetti ornaments take seconds to make and are a great addition to a tree, gift or window.
Holidays
Preschool
In the mood for a little lighthearted magic? Make your own chi chi sticks!
World Cultures
Fourth Grade
Channel your inner shaman with a shaman stick made from recycled paper towel rolls and cereal boxes!
World Cultures
Fourth Grade
Make a lei and bring a touch of the tropical lifestyle into your home!
Community & Cultures
First Grade
This cultural craft makes a pretty decoration and teaches kids about other cultures.
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
These pretzel reindeer cookies are a great holiday recipe for kids to make. Rudolph and the whole gang agree!
Holidays
Kindergarten

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