Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts Activities to help kids learn about the world. Multicultural, geography, and science lessons for children in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school.

Make a Schultuete: A German “School Cone”

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A friend who moved to the US from Germany asked me if we made “sugar cones” for our kids at the beginning of school. I had no idea what these were, and decided to do more research. A “schultüte” (or school cone) is a large, colorfully-decorated paper cone, generally filled with little trinkets, sweets, and school supplies given to kids on their first day of school to help ease their anxiety. Continue reading

Tie-Dye Shirts and their Cultural History

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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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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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Ghanian Kente Cloth Kids Art Project

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For the Multicultural Kid Blogger’s World Cup series, I am presenting on several different countries that are participating. Today’s country is Ghana! Ghana has a rich history of incredible textiles (check out these adinkra prints!). Today we’ll look at kente cloth and create an awesome multicultural art project inspired by kente cloth.

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Geography for Kids: Flags of the World

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I am always looking for ways to incorporate geography for kids at home; one way we learn about the world is through flags of the world. While flags began as decorative banners that were easy to carry, and slowly gained popularity and respect as symbols of ideals. People often display flags as a sign of pride or patriotism, and when traveling abroad the sight of one’s national flag is a reminder of home.

Every month, the Multicultural Kid Blogs hosts a blogging carnival about a topic relevant to our global writers and readers. As this month’s host, I’ve chosen “Flags of the World” and asked my fellow bloggers to share posts about flags. What an amazing collection of articles we’ve come up with!!! :) Continue reading