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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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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
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
Pack your bags, throw on your shades, and get ready to take a trip around the world! This week's activities will take your young traveler far and wide, learning all about different cultures and places. Flag garlands, blackboard globes, and chi chi sticks are just a few of the projects in this globe-trotting week's worth of learning.
History
Geography
Create a yarn doll out of a few toothpicks and colorful string with this Guatemalan craft.
Community & Cultures
Fourth Grade
Draw your own beautiful mandala with this easy technique that ensures symmetrical results every time!
Community & Cultures
World Cultures
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
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
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
Pilgrim hat cookies are tasty Thanksgiving treats. Make marshmallow pilgrim hat cookies with your child to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.
Holidays
Kindergarten
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
Your child can create an interactive map of his neighborhood focusing on the different textures he finds!
Community & Cultures
Second Grade
Celebrate our nation's colonial history by making your very own weaving loom!
US History
Fifth Grade
This activity with add some fun and education to long car trips. Perfect for family vacations!
Geography
Fifth Grade

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