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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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Test your kid's knowledge of presidents one through forty-four with this fun and educational matching game!
US History
Fifth Grade
During your next craft time, strike up  the band with this homemade Chinese instrument.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Car cluttered with old maps now that you've adopted GPS technology? Upcycle them in this fun geography craft.
Geography
Fourth Grade
Civil War soldiers didn't take their wives with them to the battlefield, but they took along a piece of home: little sewing kits called 'housewives'.
US History
Fourth Grade
Honor our 16th president by having your kid assemble his famous stovepipe hat! This Abe Lincoln hat craft is the perfect way to celebrate Presidents Day.
History
National Symbols
Get started on an ofrenda for Dia de los Muertos with this easy edible sugar skull project.
Holidays
Community & Cultures
Teach your child about Chinese New Year by creating a dragon float inspired by the brilliant traditional ones seen in Chinese new year parades.
World Cultures
Third Grade
In Colonial times, fixing a chair was a lot easier than making one! Any fifth-grader can wrap up a mirror or photo frame the same way Colonists caned chairs.
US History
Fifth Grade
Teach your kindergartener a little about Mexican culture by giving him a festive, no-cook lesson in how to make 'aguas frescas,' or seasonal fruit drinks.
Community & Cultures
Kindergarten
Your child can decorate her own set of Russian nesting dolls in this easy felt craft.
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Mix up a batch of molasses cookies, and you'll have a delicious chance to teach your child some math and social studies in the process!
US History
Fourth Grade
Your child can now recreate history by building his very own fortified castle.
History
Fifth Grade
Maracas are most commonly found in music around the world. Introduce your child to percussion and rhythm with this easy-to-make instrument.
Community & Cultures
Preschool
This project, focused on the burial practices of ancient Egyptians, is a great addition to a social studies curriculum.
History
World Cultures
Every day can be Chinese New Year with a dancing dragon that your child can make at home.
Holidays
First Grade

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