10 Multicultural Projects

Try these great activities to learn about other cultures both near and far!

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Shake Your Shekere

Using an empty plastic bottle, your child can create a newfangled version of this African percussion instrument.
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Sew a Colorful Amish Potholder

Enhance fourth-grade measurement making skills and social studies learning with this stitching project.
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Make an Aboriginal Dream Painting!

Have your child practice one of the oldest art forms in a modern way. She'll make her own Aboriginal dot painting, deriving inspiration from her dreams!
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Make a Traditional Mexican Alebrije

Ignite your child's creativity by having her design her own clay version of an alebrije, a traditional fanciful creature like the ones made in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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Make a Bullroarer

Combine music, history and craft by making a Native American instrument of your own
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Make Cave Paintings

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.
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Celebrate Kwanzaa: Weave a Mkeka

Celebrate Kwanzaa with your fourth grader, or introduce him to a new cultural practice, by showing him how to weave a Kwanzaa mat out of an ordinary paper bag!
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Design a Sarcophagus

This project, focused on the burial practices of ancient Egyptians, is a great addition to a social studies curriculum.
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Make Badam Sharbat for Ramadan

In Muslim culture, the ninth month of the calendar year is a celebration called Ramadan. Make badam sharbat, a traditional drink made during Ramadan!
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Hamantaschen Recipe

Introduce your child to baking with traditional Hamantaschen, or jam-filled buttery cookies that are usually made for Purim.
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