Five Ways to Explore the World from Your Living Room

Last updated: September 4, 2023, at 2:18 p.m. PT

Originally published: August 10, 2023, at 8:14 a.m. PT

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Try some of these experiences at home to ignite your global curiosity and imagination right from the comfort of your home! 

World Cuisine Cook-Off

Take your taste buds on an international adventure by hosting a "World Cuisine Cook-Off" with your family. Each member can choose a country they'd like to represent and prepare a traditional dish from that region. From Italian pasta to Indian curry and Mexican tacos to Japanese sushi, you'll discover the flavors of different cultures and enjoy a delicious feast together. Check out some fantastic recipe ideas here >>

Around-the-World Movie Marathon

Create a global movie night by watching family-friendly films set in various countries. Prepare some popcorn and gather in the living room for a cinematic adventure. You can choose movies like "Coco" (Mexico), "Moana" (Polynesia), "Frozen" (Norway), or "The Lion King" (Africa) to experience the beauty and diversity of different cultures and landscapes.  Check out other ideas here >>

Virtual Museum Tours

Many world-famous museums offer virtual tours that allow you to explore their exhibits from home. Visit the Louvre in Paris, the British Museum in London,  or the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Travel through time and space as you admire the world's art, history, and wonders. 

Cultural Crafts

Get creative with arts and crafts by making crafts inspired by different cultures. Create Chinese lanterns, African masks, Japanese origami, or Aboriginal dot paintings. These hands-on activities will help your kids appreciate the artistry and traditions of diverse cultures. Kid World Citizen has many great ideas about art, food, languages, and more >>

Geography Challenge

Play an interactive geography game to explore the world's countries, capitals, and landmarks. You can use maps, globes, or online quizzes to test your knowledge and discover exciting facts about different regions.  World Geography Games is a great place to start >>