by Mandy Yokim, from Wonderaddo.
I have always loved maps. World maps, grocery store maps, those old city and state maps that you’d unfold and never be able to fold back just right – I like how they present information in a visual way. Now as a parent, I would be thrilled if my kids grow up loving maps. Even if they don’t love them, though, I am determined that they will grow up at least knowing how to understand them and use them to explore the world. Continue reading
Have you heard of Diego Rivera, the famous Mexican muralist? This multicultural art lesson on Diego Rivera for kids includes a beautiful, collaborative art project perfect for classrooms and large groups! Teaching kids about famous artists can not only be fun, but can result in beautiful artwork.
This post is sponsored by i Love To Create and Tulip Products.
My kids are all about crafts and art projects, and love it even more if they can wear their art. Next week our school is having International Week, and my girls asked if we could make special t-shirts to wear- specifically something with animals. I was sent some amazing products from Tulip including Tulip One-Step Mini Tie-Dye Kits and these great dimensional fabric paints, and we had an idea to create a t-shirt inspired by an African sunset, with silhouettes of giraffes (one of their favorite animals!). To accessorize, we created some Maasai-inspired beaded bracelets to go with our colorful tees. Continue reading
We’ve paired a great movie with a craft to celebrate Sea Turtles! Continue reading
We’ve rounded up 15 unique Chinese New Year crafts! Learning about how world cultures celebrate is an easy way to introduce different perspectives to kids. If you’re planning a multicultural art lesson, plan it around major holidays and teach a bit of culture. Scroll through these gorgeous pictures, and follow the links to see the instructions. Continue reading
The utterance of God is a lamp, whose light is these words: Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch. Deal ye one with another with the utmost love and harmony, with friendliness and fellowship.
-Bahá’u'lláh, Founder of the Bahá‘í Faith Continue reading
Aboriginal Australians, also referred to as Aborigines, are people whose ancestors were indigenous to the Australian continent—that is, to mainland Australia or to the island of Tasmania. Traditional aboriginal art includes painting on natural items such as leaves, bark, and wood; using sand to “paint;” carving wood (shields, spears, boomerangs), rocks, emu egg, or shells; basket weaving; jewellery making. Continue reading
I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) and Spanish to kids and families who are just learning the languages. Teaching languages to kids is so different than my adult students, and I am constantly trying to come up with fun ways for them to practice communicating, in authentic and natural ways. I was so excited that PomTree Kids sent me some of their mess-free crafts to try out. Continue reading
I had the pleasure of interviewing Paige Badgett, People to People International’s Director of their School and Classroom Program, a free service that links teachers and their students with classrooms in other countries for pen pal exchanges and projects that improve cultural understanding and encourage friendship. I first asked her to share the goals and mission People to People International (PTPI): Continue reading