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15 Activities for Kids to Learn About Different Cultures

Posted by Katie Chiavarone on December 27th, 2017 under General, Ideas for Kids

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Learning about cultures and customs helps children to appreciate diversity and gives them an opportunity to engage with and understand other cultures in a considerate way. 

The following activities will help children respectfully interact and engage with people from diverse cultures!

 

1. Play a board game.

This one helps kids learn about landmarks, flags and geography around the world.

 

2. Listen to songs in different languages.

Maybe start with a few nursery rhymes found on YouTube.

 

3. Eat at a local ethnic restaurant.

First, read about the food offered.

 

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4. Read a book!

This one shows what different houses look like around the world.

 

5. Listen to music.

This website has samples of music from all over the world. Put some on and have a dance party!

 

6. Cook up a storm.

Find a traditional recipe from another culture and prepare the dish at home.

 

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7. Make a homemade passport.

As your child learns something new about another culture, draw a picture in the passport and see how many pages you can fill.

 

8. Check out PenPalWorld.com.

This website allows children to converse with an international friend.

 

9. Print this list of major holidays around the world by season and discuss them as they come.

 

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10. Get crafty!

Pick one of these world culture crafts and activities to start with.

 

11. Learn how to say ‘thank you’ in multiple languages.

 

12. Attend a cultural festival in your area.

 

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13. Head to a local museum.

While you're there, look for items from other cultures.

 

14. Research money from around the world.

Draw coins or bills on paper and set up a pretend market.

 

15. Act out a folk tale!

 

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These activities about other cultures and customs will help young children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people, while gaining a deeper understanding for others. 

 

 

Author Bio

Katie is a mom of three and self-proclaimed lover of creative and imaginative play. She has a Master’s degree from New York University in Educational Psychology and a background working in special education. As a work-from-home mom, she balances everyday life with her three young kids and the endless search for her identity outside of motherhood. On her blog, Views From a Step Stool, she writes about kids activities, learning through play and parenting.