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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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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
Host a royal party full of 'please and thank you' - even the queen would approve. Have a ball while your kids practice etiquette!
Community & Cultures
First Grade
Here's a simple activity to reinforce your fourth grader's study of her home state and help her make a pretty keepsake.
US History
Civics & Government
Show your teens the connection between making history and writing it by having them write, illustrate, and edit a newspaper from the past.
World History
US History
In this activity, your child will reference Matisse and also learn about patterns.
History
Fourth Grade
Try this 4th-5th grade arts and crafts activity and learn about the traditions of another culture: make a Dia de los Muertos altar in honor of your loved ones.
World Cultures
Fifth Grade
Looking for a fun summer adventure? Learn what it was like to be a prospector during the California Gold Rush by panning for gold in a local creek.
History
Fourth Grade
This dreidel ornament makes a sparkling spinning top out of popsicle sticks. Make this dreidel ornament and get ready for Hanukkah.
Community & Cultures
Holidays
This low-prep party game is a perfect for entertaining all-too-easily-bored teens, and an easy way to lighten the mood during a group study session.
World Cultures
High School

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