When you are teaching elementary-age children about other countries, you can make the lessons more exciting by providing the kids with interactive activities that inspire them. One such activity is to have each child make a passport, which can be filled with information and imagery from countries and cultures around the world. You can make a passport with a few basic craft materials and decorations that can be found at an art supply store.
Cut out a rectangle from card stock measuring 6 inches wide and 4 inches long.
Cut out six rectangles from printer paper measuring 6 inches wide and 4 inches long.
Stack the printer paper rectangles, and place the card stock rectangle on top of the stack. Line up the edges.
Fold the stacked papers in half widthways. Press the fold firmly to flatten it.
Staple three staples lengthwise down the fold.
Write the words "World Passport" on the front of the booklet.
Stamp pictures representing travel, such as an aeroplane or flags, on the front of the booklet.
Trace around the words and the stamps with gold glitter glue. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Write the names of the countries you are studying on the pages, one country per page. Students can use their passports to take notes about each country as they learn about it.