Organized by continent, this book contains 135 easy art activities based on the customs, celebrations, discoveries, inventions, or native materials of a country or cultural group. Children can use their creativity to explore the history and geography of other countries.
Encouraging process—not product—this book is a wonderful resource for teachers and families interested in incorporating art into their lessons. Make “gyotaku” (fish prints from Japan) or “quipu knots” (a counting system from Peru).
Each continent section includes a map, a short introduction, and a bibliography. Each activity includes a historical description as well as step-by-step instructions. Paperback, 189 pages. Activities for ages 3 and up.
Chapters: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America