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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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Washi Ningyo, otherwise known as Japanese paper dolls, make fantastic bookmarks! Encourage your child to read more with this delightful, origami-inspired doll.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
This Pysanky egg-decorating activity is perfect for young artists. Bring a little color and creativity to any holiday with this traditional Ukrainian craft.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
Teach your child Morse code, and a little bit of history that she'll pick up in a flash!
US History
Third Grade
Breathe new life into Thanksgiving legends by getting your kindergartener into character this holiday with a nifty Native American vest.
Holidays
Kindergarten
Put your kid's Internet research skills to the test with this activity that will help him learn more about the history and cultural significance of fireworks.
Community & Cultures
History
Here's a St. Patrick's Day card your child can make, write, and give.  Great learning and lots of fun--a 'lucky' combination for a lucky holiday!
Holidays
Second Grade
This Fourth of July, play a fun history-inspired math and logic puzzle game for your kids to play!
US History
Fourth Grade
To pay tribute to the ancient Mexican art of mosaics, your child can craft a colorful mosaic using old magazines, a paper plate and lots of imagination.
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
It's Thanksgiving, so why not celebrate of the turkey? Let the little ones partake in the turkey fun, without having to do any of the carving.
Holidays
Preschool
Help middle schoolers use maps, math, and history for some Fourth of July fun.
US History
Middle School
Using butcher paper, ink and charcoal, your child will explore ancient motifs such as buffalo, bison and hunters by creating her very own cave painting.
History
Fourth Grade
Want to help your preschooler learn more about his community while boosting creativity? Set up a post office play station right in your very own home!
Community & Cultures
Social Skills
Homemade candy canes are a sweet gift for your friends and family. Make homemade candy canes with your child this Christmas.
Holidays
Kindergarten
It's always fun to recycle household items into something great. Here's a quick and easy way to turn a used juice box into a police radio for hours of play!
Community & Cultures
First Grade

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