- Research skills
- Multicultural understanding
- Foreign languages
- Books, internet, or other research materials.
- Art supplies
- Useful junk such as cardboard, paper or plastic bags, cardboard tubes, etc.
- Grocery items
- Glue, staples, etc
- A functional kitchen
- A table and chairs
- Paper and pencil
- Adult permission and assistance
- Choose a country or culture, past or present, that you are interested in.
- Research that culture, specifically; special costumes or dress (like Scottish kilts or Japanese kimonos), what they eat, unique designs they use or crafts they make (like Dutch delft or Japanese origami), and a few simple phrases in their language (like greetings, names for food and clothes, “How are you?, “Let’s eat.”).
- Design and create an authentic costume. Be creative in using materials you already have (a jug from liquid laundry soap could be cut to make a Pharaoh's headdress).
- Decorate using colors, designs and crafts from that culture, possibly a flag, or other symbols they use.
- Learn and be ready to teach your guests some simple phrases in the language of your chosen culture.
- Create a menu of some simple recipes that showcase the kind of food they eat.
- With adult help and permission, cook these foods.
- Invite family and friends to enjoy what you have created and teach them about the culture or country you researched.