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Holiday Songs and Stories That Celebrate Global Light

Global Music for the Holidays

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta…wait, what?! That’s a fun saying, but what does it mean? We were curious about this phrase from the moment we saw Katherine Dines’ Holidays CD. And come to find out, the meaning behind the saying is just as fun as the stories and songs she shares in her new album for children and families.…

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Discover the Traditions of Día de los Muertos

Dia 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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Multicultural Books for Back to School

3 Multicultural Books for Back to School

Add a multicultural perspective to your back to school read alouds with these three books and our engaging free activities! Share school experiences of children around the world, develop students’ geographic and cultural awareness, and build a caring and welcoming classroom community. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a…

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Celebrate Holi With Me! Book Review & Activities

Celebrate Holi with Me!

Celebrate Holi With Me! is a colorful children’s book sharing the traditions and festivities of the important Hindu festival through the eyes of a child. Print our Celebrate Holi With Me! Review & Activities. Read and print our Celebrate Durga Puja With Me! Review & Activities. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes; however,…

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The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria: Review & Activities

The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed in Syria

The Adventures of Laila and Ahmed is a children’s book series created by Beneath the Rubble, a non-profit educational platform working to change the narrative about places associated with war. Through engaging storytelling and beautiful art, readers are introduced to the history and culture of these countries before conflict. Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this…

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A Gift From Abuela: Book Review & Activities

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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Teach Us Your Name: Book Review & Activities

Teach Us Your Name

Teach Us Your Name is a children’s book bringing awareness to the importance of respecting everyone’s name, empowering kids to teach others about their name, and encouraging a positive classroom culture that values diversity. It is a book that belongs in every classroom! “Everyone has a name and every name has a story.” – Huda Essa,…

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Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Song

Martin Luther King Through Song

Add a musical note to your celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. with I Have a Dream, a multicultural children’s music CD by award-winning performer DARIA. The album is framed around the civil rights leader’s message of looking to peoples’ hearts and not to the external trappings of race, religion or language. * Enter for…

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Pysanky: Ukrainian Easter Eggs

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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