Day of the Dead Skeleton Craft

Day of the Dead Skeleton Craft Button- Kid World CItizen

This is a creative, fun skeleton craft that is perfect for kids learning about Day of the Dead- and can be easily adapted for high school Spanish classes!

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Books about Japan for Kids

Books about Japan for Kids- Kid World CitizenOne of my favorite ways to introduce kids to other cultures is through high-quality children’s literature. These books about Japan for kids touch on common, familiar themes like food, sports, housing, games- and many also introduce some Japanese words. Let’s explore Japan through books!

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Learn about Liberia: Facts, History, and Culture

Liberia Facts- Kid World Citizen

In 1999, my first year teaching ESL at the high school level, I had 2 sisters from Liberia who had moved to the US as asylum seekers, escaping the war in their country. They told the class about how Liberia had been formed as a colony of freed slaves from the US. The sisters talked about the terrible war that was being fought in their country, and how their parents had been killed. In the end they said that they wanted people to know their country for more than the awful war that was raging at that time. I remember wiping away tears after hearing of their escape from their town and their excitement about coming to the US.

I had forgotten about these sisters until the recent ebola outbreak pushed Liberia into the spotlight again. Too often the media focuses on disease and war when highlighting countries in Africa. Too little is known about the geography, the land, the cultures, and the people that live on this vast continent. Here is a mini-introduction to Liberia, the small West African nation of 4.2 million people that has been thrust into the news. This is dedicated to my 2 ESL students from Liberia.

Liberia Facts and Profile

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Glow-in-the-Dark Skull Bags for Day of the Dead!

This post is sponsored by Tulip Glow Paint.
Day of the Dead Craft Bags- Kid World Citizen

My 9 year old daughter has decided that she is growing out of her hard pumpkin trick-or-treat bag, so I thought we could upcycle a cloth grocery bag for her treats this year. We were sent some Tulip Glow Paint to try out and are SO excited to show you how we made our Day of the Dead “calavera” bags!

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Global Bulletin Board Ideas: “How to Say Friend in Any Language”

School-wide displays can help to create the overall feeling of inclusiveness in a school. Check out these bulletin board ideas that expose kids to world languages encourage global thinking!

Multicultural Bulletin Board Ideas- Kid World Citizen

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