I’m very excited to host the blogging carnival for Multicultural Kid Blogs for the month of April. We are all bloggers from around the world, committed to raise global citizens through arts, activities, crafts, food, language, and love.
Spring is a special time of the year for all families in different countries and cultures. We celebrate and welcome it in our unique ways and today I’m sharing some crafts and activities from my fellow Multicultural Kid Blogs.
Welcoming spring in Iran means celebrating Nowruz. Nowruz is a holiday celebrated in Iran and by those who speak Farsi all over the world. Part of the holiday celebration is placing a ‘half sin‘ table in your home and one of the items is sīb, or apples, in Persian. A Crafty Arab shares a beautiful apple craft here. She also shares an adorable craft of making a ‘Soos’ (Chicken in Arabic) here.
Holi is a festival celebrated around the world and especially in India to mark the first day of Spring. Holi has become well-known as the culture of India spread through Bollywood and just the name Holi brings up fun images of throwing colored powder on each other and having a great time. Here is a fun Holi craft from the Multicultural Kids Blog by Madh Mama.
Julie Hoffman from Mundo de Pepita shares a spanish craft here about swallows and robins, the first signs of spring. She writes on the blog: “Signs of changes in the seasons are a great opportunity to share cultural perspectives with little learners – a tangible window into how others view the world around them. With this Spanish spring craft, kindergartners in my Spanish classes learn about these two symbols, las golondrinas (swallows) and los petirrojos (robins), making a paper version of each which they can take home and share with their families. A small piece of culture is thereby implanted”.
Eva Varga shares a beautiful activity here connecting one of her favorite authors Hans Christian Andersen with Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). If you have older children they will definitely enjoy this one!
Pragmatic Mom shares a lovely activity for children creating a Moroccan Islamic Design Paint Chip Mosaic Art Project here. I’m excited to try this one myself because I have been fascinated my Islamic Tile Designs all my life.
All Done Monkey shares some fun activities for children they do for different Baha’i holidays at their home. Here they make a beautiful spring banner and lazy salt dough roses for the festival of Ridván and here she shares a Spring Hand Print Flower craft for the Ayyám-i-Há holiday.
Mansi Shankar at Art Play Explore shares some fun garden activities to enjoy with your children this spring. Easter and Spring go hand-in-hand and here Mansi shares an adorable Hopping Easter Bunny Craft. I’m sure your children will enjoy these.
Hope you have enjoyed a trip around the globe through these fun spring crafts and activities. Do check out the previous blogging carnivals on the Multicultural Kid Blogs page also.