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Stuck in the house for spring break? Never fear! Take your family on a world adventure, passports not required. Use these simple ideas for games, crafts, meals, and snacks to explore the world. Then top off your world trip by stopping by your local library and sharing one of the suggested books together. Let the adventure begin!

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Play

Corre, Corre la Guaraca (like Duck, Duck, Goose)

Craft

Plastic Spoon Maracas

Pattern Paper Snakes

Paper Plate Mardi Gras Mask

Cook

Kid-Friendly Lunchbox Empanadas

Read

Moon Rope: A Peruvian Folktale by Lois Ehlert

Mariana and the Merchild: A Folk Tale from Chile by Caroline Pitcher

Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains by Barbara Knutson

Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia by Jeanette Winter

The Umbrella by Jan Brett

 

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Play

Shisima, a math game from Kenya

Safari in your living room

Craft

Paper Plate Lion Mask

Paper Plate African Necklace

Drums

Cook

West African Peanut Stew

Read

Old Mikamba Had a Farm by Rachel Isadora

Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric Kimmel

Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

The Village of Round and Square Houses by Ann Grifalconi

 

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Play

Cover Your Ears

Doorkeeper

Fingers Out

Craft

Pasta Mandala Collage

Fork Print Panda Bear

Toddler Dragon Painting

Cook

Fruit Sushi

Read

The Seven Chinese Brothers by Margaret Mahy

The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

My Life in Indonesia by Alex Woolf

My Name is Yoon by Helen Recorvits

 

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Play

Skippyroo Kangaroo

What’s the time, Mr. Wolf?

Jillora

Craft

Aboriginal Dot Painting

Aboriginal Clapping Sticks

Didgeridoo Craft

Cook

Vegemite on Toast

Green and Gold Fruit Kebabs

Read

Where is the Great Barrier Reef? By Nico Medina

Possum Magic by Mem Fox

Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan

Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under by Marianne Berkes

Koala Lou by Mem Fox

 

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Play

London Bridge is Falling Down

Feuer, Wasser, Sturm, Blitz

Statues

Craft

Paper Plate Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ancient Greece Paper Mosaic

Color Mixing Shamrock

Cook

Fresh Fruit Eiffel Tower

Read

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

The Cat Who Walked Across France by Kate Banks

The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folktale by Jan Brett

Hansel and Gretel retold by James Marshall

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