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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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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
Celebrate Irish history and culture this St. Patrick's Day by making a miniature version of the Blarney Stone!
Community & Cultures
Kindergarten
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
Enjoy the fragrant scents of the holiday season with this pomander activity. A perfect arts and crafts project for preschool or kindergarten age children.
History
Community & Cultures
Dive into U.S. colonial history by making a simple bottle gourd water cooler, crafted by colonists of Roanoke Island in the 16th century.
US History
Fifth Grade
An 'I Love You' book is a perfect gift for a very special friend on Valentine's Day. Our 'I Love You' book shares the love in eight different languages.
World Cultures
Third Grade
Give your second-grader insight into the Huichol culture of Mexico with this arts and craft activity by creating an ojo de Dios (eye of God), or yarn weaving.
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
The words of great thinkers throughout the ages have changed the course of history. Have your kid find an inspiring quote and create a work of art around it.
History
Fourth Grade
Get ready for Thanksgiving by enlisting your child in the preparations! In this activity, you'll work together to create some adorable turkey napkin rings.
Holidays
Preschool
Help your child create a safe firework by turning strips of paper into a quilled 4th of July masterpiece perfect for displaying at a 4th of July party.
Holidays
Kindergarten
This Santa key lets kids invite Mr. Claus inside, even if they don't have a chimney. Make a Santa key with your child to bring some Christmas cheer inside.
Holidays
Kindergarten
This Christmas collage lets your child learn shapes, cubist art of Picasso and have fun during the holidays!
Holidays
Kindergarten
Create the food, art and clothing of various cultures from around the world, past and present.
History
Community & Cultures
Get ready for Thanksgiving by explaining the importance of the harvest. This craft is a great way for her to show thanks for all that delicious food!
Community & Cultures
Holidays
Want to give craft time a little pop and sizzle? Try this colorful painting craft that uses one of our favorite toys--a Koosh ball!
Holidays
Kindergarten

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