World Cultures Activities

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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This Kool-Aid tie-dye activity is a kid-friendly craft that never gets old. Learn how to make tie-dye shirts using assorted Kool-Aid flavors here.
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Make this African collar necklace for a lesson in crafting and African culture.
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Draw your own beautiful mandala with this easy technique that ensures symmetrical results every time!
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Follow these easy instructions to make a working sundial with your kid! Find out what other cool things the Aztecs created in this activity.
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Encourage your child's interest in other cultures by helping him create his own colorful prayer flag inscribed with a special message for the world.
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Celebrate Mexican heritage and inspire creativity in your budding artist with this unique arts and crafts activity.
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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.
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Jump into Japanese culture with your child by making your own calligraphy scroll. Try your hand at painting kanji on paper just like Zen masters of old!
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Take advantage of the fact that ink and water don't mix and introduce your kid to suminagashi, a Japanese form of art.
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Learn about the architecture of Asia by building your very own model of a pagoda!
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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.
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Celebrate Black History Month by having your child make her own version of a kente cloth after learning what the different colors on a kente cloth symbolize.
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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.
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In this activity, kids learn a little about Japanese culture by making their own windsock in the shape of a koi fish.
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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.
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Make an initiation shield like the ones from the Kikuyu tribe in Africa for an art project that gets kids to reflect on different cultures!
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Let your imagination take flight as you explore the beautiful continent of Africa! Do this fun writing activity with your child to honor Black History Month.
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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.
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This Pysanky egg-decorating activity is perfect for young artists. Bring a little color and creativity to any holiday with this traditional Ukrainian craft.
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Kokeshi dolls have been around since the 17th century, and now your child can recreate a piece of Japanese history and culture right at home.

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