In this paper craft, kids will learn more about people of another culture, and recognize more about themselves at the same time.
Each page on the left-hand side of this book will contain a picture and some information about people from another culture. Right-hand pages will have a picture and some information about your kids or someone from your own culture.
Don't just limit your information to what is different about your child and a child from another culture -- try to also find things you have in common!
You might want to choose a theme for your book, such as food, clothing, or music. Help kids do research to decide what they want to put in their books.
What You'll Need:
- Reference material (encyclopedias, Internet access, personal interviews)
- Cereal box
- 8-1/2x11-inch white paper
- Hole punch
- Ribbon or string
- Photos and/or magazine pictures
- Construction paper or contact paper
How to Make a Cultures of the World Book:
Step 1: To make a book, cut a 9-1/2x6-inch rectangle from the cereal box and place it picture-side up. Fold it in half, matching the 6-inch sides together.
Step 2: Stack 4 sheets of white paper, fold the sheets into quarters, cut along the top, and place the paper inside the folded cardboard.
Step 3: Punch 3 holes along the folded edge, through the paper and cardboard, and thread the ribbon through the holes. Tie the ribbon to bind the book.
Step 4: Decorate the outside of the book with markers or cover it with construction paper. Now fill your book with all your information!
Are your kids a bunch of characters? Teach them how to make a kooky character Match-Up Book in the next section.