International Street Festival: Kids' Corner
Our traditional International Street Festival includes games, activities, and crafts for the kids in our community, and this year is no different! On this page, you’ll find stories, myths, songs, and crafts suitable for kids of all ages. Thank you to the students that shared favorite childhood stories and crafts with us. While the videos and activities below do not represent all of the cultures in the world or in the Athens community, we hope they will give you a sampling of many stories and activities from around the globe. Enjoy engaging with them to learn more about different cultures from around the world!
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Anansi is a spider god in Ashanti folktales. This story tells of how Anansi goes on a long journey where he is threatened by Falcon and Fish.
This video shares the story behind one of the most important national holidays in Australia and New Zealand, Anzac Day.
This story is based on an old Russian folktale about a witch named Baba Yaga. This book is a spin on that tale and is about kind Baba Yaga who wishes for grandchildren to love.
In Chinese culture, there are 12 animals that represent the 12 zodiacs that corresponds to one’s birth year. This is a story of how these 12 animals became zodiacs.
This is a tutorial for a craft for a popular decoration during Children’s Day in Japan.
Maori Poi is a ball on a string used to increase flexiblity and strength in the hand. This is used by the Maori, an indigenous group from New Zealand. Watch this video to learn to make your own one.
This Irish myth tells the story of how a hero fell in love and married a princess. However, tragedy occurred when he ignored the princess’s warnings.
Ramadan is a Muslim holiday that is celebrated across many countries. This short song teaches you the story behind Ramadan and how it is celebrated.
This Indian myth tells the story of how a princess outwitted Death to bring her husband back to life.
Not everyone celebrates the New Year on January 1st. Watch a video about how the Thai New Year is celebrated.
Have you ever wondered why rain almost always comes with lightning and thunder? This Cambodian myth explains the truth behind this rainy weather.
Isis is an important goddess in Ancient Egypt. This story tells the struggles the goddess went through after she gave birth to her son.
A little boy named Gregory moved to Japan from the United States. Read about how Gregory learned about the Japanese culture and grew accustomed to it.
Make this craft for a fun way to recycle used boxes while learning about Jewish culture.
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