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Compassion Explorer Magazine

Read stories of other kids around the world, engage in activities that help your kids learn about poverty and develop a heart for the poor.
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Kids will love making this musical instrument out of household items. It's fashioned after an African drum called a djembe. #craft #africa #drum #music #instrument #homemade #diy

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After meeting a group of children in Uganda who were playing checkers on a board they'd made themselves, we wanted to share their idea with kids back home! #checkers #homemade #kidscraft #checkerboard #recycled

Su16 Checkers

Mmm ... our magazine team ate our fair share of these while visiting Compassion centers in Uganda this year. Samosas are common snacks for kids all over the country, commonly eaten at "break tea" between breakfast and lunch. #ugandanfood #kidsrecipe #familyrecipe #samosarecipe #samosas #vegetarian #uganda

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Print out these coloring pages for your little artists.

Your Inner Artist

Here's a free printable activity that asks kids to find their inner artist. Also includes printable coloring pages.

Your Inner Artist

Here's a 6-ingredient flan recipe simple enough to make with your kids.


Turn those stubs into colorful new crayons with this family craft that teaches kids to recycle/upcycle instead of waste.

Crayon Comeback

A kid-friendly recipe for Spinach Mushroom Quesadillas from our latest issue of Compassion Explorer Magazine.

Spinach Mushroom Quesadillas

Kids craft: Make your own puffy-paint art in the microwave!

Puff It Up

This photo story of a young artist in Mexico teaches children about the importance of art in the lives of people living in poverty.

Works of Heart

A snack that doubles as a teaching resource: Kids can learn about homes in impoverished countries while assembling this recipe!

Home Sweet Home

For this kids craft, recycle a shoe box and egg carton to create a mini version of a home in a developing country.

Shoebox Shelter

Make this Fire Pit Snack with your kids for a chance to teach them about families living in poverty who don't have an indoor oven/stove.

Fire Pit Snack

Check out this photo essay about meeting the basic needs of children living in poverty. It's a great teaching resource for kids wanting to learn about gratitude and generosity.

Back to Basics

Tissue-Box Tennies: Here's a kids craft that teaches about the need for safe, comfortable shoes — something children in poverty often lack.

Tissue-Box Tennies

Meet our latest Compassionate Kid, Isabella, and get her recipe for the vanilla cupcakes she makes and sells to raise money for kids in poverty!

Icing on the Cupcake

Check out our step-by-step instructions for how to make a jump rope out of recycled plastic bags. It's a kids craft that teaches about reusing items we already have.

Jump Rope

Your kids can help cook this rice pudding recipe we got from Compassion workers in Colombia.

Arroz con Leche

Kids will love these photos of children around the world taking care of their family's animals!

Creatures Great & Small

Here's a craft for kids in our new Fall edition of Compassion's children's magazine. It's a bird feeder made with a pinecone, peanut butter and birdseed. Could be a teaching resource to discuss caring for God's creation.

Pinned from

Here's a printable activity that asks kids to identify five people in the picture who might feel left out. It could be a good resource for teaching young children about including others, kindness, friendship and differences.

Left Out

We got this recipe for Wild Mushroom Soup from Compassion staff in Mexico, who say that families take hikes into the hills during rainy season to hunt for mushrooms.

Wild Mushroom Soup

Learn how to make a magnetic tangram puzzle out of a recycled tin container. This craft gives you a chance to talk to kids about the important role that each person plays in your family as a whole.


This recipe goes along with our theme of family togetherness in the summer issue of Compassion Explorer Magazine. Cut it into puzzle pieces to represent each member of your family.

Puzzle Cookie

This photo essay teaches kids about different families of sponsored children around the world.

A Place to Belong