Endangered Species: Primates Lesson Plan for Kids

endangered species unit for kids primates lessonWhile endangered species is a theme taught in elementary schools, oftentimes these lessons are missing a fundamental idea: teaching kids that we are all connected! Our actions in one part of the world affect humans, animals, and plants around the world. I recently created a whole series of activities aimed to teach just that. By emphasizing how we are all connected, the activities the “Endangered Primates Unit” will have a lasting impact on students, empowering kids as they learn that they truly can make a positive difference in the world. Kids not only learn about endangered species, but focus on taking action and spreading awareness to others. Continue reading

Tie-Dye Shirts and their Cultural History

This post is sponsored by i Love To Create and Tulip Products.

Tie-dye shirts is a typical summer craft- from summer camps to driveway parties. But did you know that it is not a new invention? Even before the 1960s, tie-dye technique has roots in Indian bandhani and Japanese shibori. In both cases, the dyeing techniques involve binding areas of fabric before dyeing to create color patterns (much as it does today!). Learn about the history of tie-dye in other cultures, and tie-dye your summer!

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Twitter for Teachers: Education Hashtags to Build PLN

Educational Hashtags Teachers Twitter- Kid World CitizenTwitter is the social media platform that limits users to 140-character messages called tweets. It’s easy to miss the power of Twitter for teachers and its growing influence as a compelling professional development tool. Are you an educator? Or are you interested in education? Twitter is a way to connect, communicate, and collaborate with like-minded educators. Continue reading

6 Awesome, Hands on Nature Activities + Nature Study Link-Up!

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I am so happy to be a part of this round-up of nature activities! I have joined forces with 7 other fabulous sites to bring you a slew of lessons in nature study. First, here are our favorite nature activities for kids: Continue reading

Icy “Paletas,” Mexican Popsicles

For the Multicultural Kid Blogger’s World Cup series, I am presenting on several different countries that are participating. Today’s country is Mexico! Today we’ll look at famous Mexican popsicles and then learn to make our own!

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Continents of the World Map Activity for Kids

One of the first geography lessons for kids is often to learn to name the continents and oceans. In this simple and effective continents of the world map activity, kids will color, cut, paste, and label the continents and oceans.

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Kelewele Recipe: Fried Plantains from Ghana

For the Multicultural Kid Blogger’s World Cup series, I am presenting on several different countries that are participating. Today’s country is Ghana! I wanted to find an easy recipe that kids would enjoy, and I remembered back to college when a roommate learned to make a type of fried plantains for her boyfriend from Ghana. After some research I discovered the name of this common street food: kelewele.Fried Plantains Kelewele Recipe- Kid World Citizen

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Ensalada Chilena: A Simple Salad from Chile

For the Multicultural Kid Blogger’s World Cup series, I am presenting on several different countries that are participating. Today’s country is Chile! I would like to share a very common, simple salad enjoyed in Chile.

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A fruit and vegetable market in Santiago, Chile. Photo credit: Christine Mladic Janney

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Tufahija: Bosnian Stewed Apple Dessert

Tufahija Bosnian Dessert Recipe- Kid World Citizen

For the Multicultural Kid Blogger’s World Cup series, I am presenting on several different countries that are participating. Today’s country is Bosnia! Today we’ll look at a simple poached apple dessert popular in Bosnia- enjoyed yearround, but especially during Eid (Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday marking the end of Ramadan).

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Kids Learn about Frida Kahlo, Mexican Artist Extraordinaire

For the Multicultural Kid Blogger’s World Cup series, I am presenting on several different countries that are participating. Today’s country is Mexico! Today we’ll look at a famous Mexican artist named Frida Kahlo, make our own self-portrait in her style, and learn about many different on-line lessons for kids.

Have you heard of Friday Kahlo? You might recognize the brilliant Mexican artist by her self-portraits. Check out this video that morphs several of Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits in and out. In my opinion, all of the paintings shown are appropriate for kids:


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