Multicultural Paper Dolls – Easy Craft for Kids
What is the best way to each kids about the different cultures and traditions that exist around the world?
In today’s boundary-less world, it is more important to raise a generation who is tolerant to other ethnic groups and learn to respect everyone’s customs and beliefs.
One of the excellent methods is to make crafts with kids based on geographical differences, food and costumes.
To celebrate YEAR OF TOLERANCE in UAE, the school planned traditional dresses for a week. However, to dress kid in perfect costumes of every nationality was not possible.
So I thought of carrying on this activity with a craft. We had bought few Fridge Magnets, Russian Dolls and key chains at The Global Village, Dubai from the stalls of respective countries.
- Images/pictures/toys/key chains/dolls/fridge magnets etc. belonging to different cultures/countries
- White paper
I drew the different dolls on a paper and asked my 4-year old to color them according to their respective miniatures by seeing them.. and Boy!! He did a fabulous job!!
He colored the dolls with crayons
Then I cut the dolls cut-outs and stuck in his craft book along with telling him the ethnicities we just followed.
By sticking a popsicle stick at the back, these can be turned into puppets as well. And a role-play with them would be a fun idea.
You might like DIY POPSICLE PHOTO FRAMES.
Involving kids in such easy, no preparation crafts with some learning involved can prove to be great for their social and emotional development along with cognitive skills.
Needless to say, he felt proud of himself on making these paper dolls all by himself. (well! almost!!)
How do you teach your little one about other countries and nationalities?
Do you think it is important for kids to learn and respect other cultures?
Do share your thoughts in comments.
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