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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, is an important Chinese celebration filled with legends and traditions. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small commission at no extra charge to you. Dragon Boat Legend Dragon Boat Festival has been celebrated on the fifth day of…

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Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement in support of energy conservation and sustainability, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). On a Saturday night near the equinox of March, in thousands of cities, individuals, businesses, and famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and the Statue of Liberty go dark…

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World Wildlife Day

The United Nations’ World Wildlife Day, held annually on March 3, is a global celebration of the beautiful and diverse forms of wild animals and plants on our planet. It’s also an opportunity for raising awareness of the many benefits they provide to people and to drive discussions and work towards transformative change on the urgent threats facing…

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Día de los muertos

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated every year on November 1st and 2nd* in Mexico and other Latin American countries and communities. It is believed that during these two days the souls of the dead are allowed to return to the world of the living and visit their families. It’s a…

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Teach Peace: Books & Activities for Kids

“If we are to teach real peace in this world… we shall have to begin with the children.” Mahatma Gandhi We couldn’t agree more! So we created and curated a variety of activities to teach children about peace and how to spread it wildly: in ourselves, our homes, our community, and the world. Disclosure: This…

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Teach Kindness

Teach kindness in your classroom. Our world needs it now more than ever. Just as you plan for teaching literacy or math, plan for teaching kindness. Not just on one day. Not for one week. Integrate kindness into your curriculum through important discussions, engaging books, and meaningful activities all year long. We’ve got some great…

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A Gift from Abuela

Enjoy a story that will warm your heart, a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth, and a craft that will introduce you to Mexican culture. A Gift From Abuela, a children’s book written and illustrated by Cecilia Ruiz, is a personal story reminding us that it is our dearest relationships that will get us…

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Growing Global Resources for Ages 0-5

Raising children to become responsible and caring citizens of the world begins at birth. Books, music, and food are fun ways to introduce other cultures and inspire curiosity about the world while developing important skills. Growing Global: Resources Ages 0-5 features quality products and resources that help feed the mind, soul, and tummies of our tiniest global citizens. (It’s a…

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pysanky

What are Pysanky? Pysanky are Easter eggs, decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk art using a wax-resist method. Its name comes from the word “pysaty,” which means “to write.” Pysanka (PIH-san-kah) is the singular form, and pysanky (pih-san-KIH) is the plural form. The designs are created with a kistka, a special stylus that holds liquid wax. The wax is applied to the egg,…

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